Congratulations to the scene coordinators selected for Limitless!

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Congratulations to the scene coordinators selected for Limitless!

By Emma Prior

 

Congratulations to the following scene coordinators for the 38th annual GCC Fashion Show on May 4, 2019 7:00 pm at the Richard C. Call arena!

Name                                       Scene Name

Jewel Watters                        Promise

Kaeli LaFrance                      Courtside Queen

Annika Staffo                         Ferocity

Emma Prior                            Navigation

Kento Takayama                    Ambitious

Nicole Favata                          Envious Passions

Aleah Libordi                          Surrealism

Olivia Kohorst                         Impulse

Gerard Hirschfield                 Layers

Connie Loury                          Fashion Meets Expression

Hannah Donnelly                   Whim

Karrington Jackson                Vibrations

Camilo Pernett                        NYC

Kali Nichols                             Electricity

 

These students presented their fashion show scene concepts to the fashion show planning committee on November 16th and 19th. They were chosen for demonstrating a clear concept, confidence, research and understanding of fashion trends. We are excited to present our scenes in an innovate, inclusive, and inspiring show for the GLOW region.

To the students who presented, congratulations again for your hard work!

 

 

Spring 2019 Trends

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Spring 2019 Trends

By Camilo Pernett

 

The upcoming spring trends include fashions that GCC students cannot wait to see. The upcoming 38th annual fashion show, Limitless, will showcase some of these trends and colors. I’m writing this blog to introduce you to these trends, so you can look forward to seeing them onstage.

The first trend for the upcoming spring season is ‚ÄúEn Beige‚ÄĚ, as coined in VOGUE magazine. It is recognized by its darker beige shades and head-to-toe trench coats. You can expect to see it on the runway, as at least one scene coordinator has confirmed “En Beige” as a part of the collection.

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Another trend you will notice is VOGUE’s ‚ÄúCalifornia Dreamer‚ÄĚ. When you think about spring you may think about a warm breeze of tropical adventure and colorful vibes, which is exactly the feeling of “California Dreamer”. The Italian brand Etro caught shark fever in Milan, with surfing-inspired collections.

A trend making big impact in the upcoming SS19 is the ‚ÄúGet into Print‚ÄĚ (VOGUE) which focuses on prints is popular this season. According to the magazine Vogue, ‚ÄúFashion‚Äôs preoccupation with florals is inexhaustible but for 2019 it‚Äôs nearing saturation point: now, prints should be worn all-over, clashed merrily and madly with little concern for what goes with what.‚ÄĚ (https://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/spring-summer-2019-trends)

Men_in_colorful_suits_(Unsplash)And finally, the last trend you need to know is VOGUE’s ‚ÄúFruity¬†Suiting‚ÄĚ. Follow this trend if you want to make your wardrobe more colorful and fun.¬† Suits, jackets and blazers in colorful and bright oranges, yellows, reds, greens, and blues make your outfit less formal and more fun. This trend allows you to express yourself confidently.

 

These are the tends I hope you take note of and be aware of to be ready for the spring 2019 season. Whether you wear the new trends or appreciate them on the runway models, I hope this blog inspires you. We hope to see you wearing one of these trends at the fashion show, Limitless on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Fashion Program Announces 38th Annual Fashion Show – Limitless

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By Aleah Libordi

On November 7th, Kento Takayama and Hannah Donnelley announced the theme of the 38th annual Genesee Community College Fashion Show: Limitless. The boundaries to this show are without end. Focusing on the four seasons, each scene will resemble a different aspect of each season. This theme offers more freedom and diversity than ever before, allowing for creativity and expression to drive the show on May 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Richard C. Call Arena on the Batavia Campus.

Questions can be sent to fashionshow@genesee.edu and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and the FBM (Fashion Business Merchandising) program blog at https://sunygcc.blog/category/academics/fashion/  for continual updates on the show.

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After this announcement, all fashion students took part in the annual color draping event. The practice of color draping was developed by Carol Jackson in her 1984 book, Color Me Beautiful. Each student was draped in different colored fabrics to determine the best suit for their skin tone, hair, and eye color. Personal color falls into 4 categories, cool toned winter or summer to warm toned spring or autumn. This is an admired event because it is personal and allows for students to put knowledge into practice. Students now know the colors that best compliment their unique personal color, and know which colors may help them look their best and feel their best. They will be well prepared in their best colors while at future interviews or when purchasing their power suit.

The color draping and fashion show theme reveal event is a much anticipated day for all students.  This day was paramount for fashion students, it ignited excitement and determination for the work ahead. The theme reveal is the first public announcement and official start to fashion show preparation. In the following weeks, students will be presenting their fashion show scene concepts to secure one of the coveted scene coordinator positions for Limitless.

Follow our fashion show journey on this blog as we announce scene coordinators, scene themes and fashion show updates.

Fashion for All

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The fashion program is gearing up for the upcoming fashion show, Fashion is… on April 30th and¬†we would like to showcase what individuals who are not in the fashion program think fashion is. I asked people what they thought fashion is and these were their responses:

Fashion is personality. A portrayal of a person even if you conform or stand out. It describes how you feel and how you choose to present yourself. -Olivia B.

Fashion is personality. -Annie H.

Fashion is clothing, but an extravagant piece or garment. It is not something you see everyday. Fashion is a statement piece. -Jovany J.

Fashion is expression. -Evie C.

Fashion is interpretive. -Bridget C.

Fashion is crocs, sweatpants, and some Bills gear. – Corey L.

Fashion is a person’s thought shown through material. -Grace K.

Fashion is culture. -Monica V.

Fashion is the way you dress yourself and how you present yourself. -Payton C.

Check back in the following weeks to see more updates on the fashion show and to see the unique definitions of what fashion is.

 

My Top Three Favorite Classes In The Travel & Hospitality Program

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1. Geography

This class is definitely my favorite in the program! Professor Amy Slusser makes this class great by teaching about countries throughout the world. Her past experiences from traveling to 19 countries and the stories she has from these trips helps student understanding tremendously.¬†Plus, you’ll definitely get a good laugh out of most of her stories. You will learn how to Study maps, capitals, attractions, and everything else interesting or critical to know about a country

2. Internship

An internship is required when studying in this program. There are so many opportunities to get an internship. I did my internship at a Country Inn and Suites in my hometown of Mt. Morris. It was a great experience. I was exposed to how a hotel works. Everything from housekeeping, front desk, kitchen, and laundry. It was very interesting to learn the specifics on how the room has to look and where you put the towels, to how you fold the pillow cases, and even how to check for bed bugs

3. Event Management

Every year the fashion program and the Travel & Hospitality program¬†come together to form the annual fashion show and reception. The reception is organized by the Travel and Hospitality program’s Event Management class. From start to finish, this class prepares for the show that occurs at the end of April. There is a logistics team along with a design team that each possess their own duties on what needs to be accomplished.

This blog was contributed by Travel & Hospitality Management Student Marissa Truax.

A Legendary Show

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This past Saturday, Genesee Community College hosted yet another incredibly successful fashion show. Fata Morgana proved to be one of the most exciting and creative fashion shows that GCC has ever seen. There was an afternoon show at 3:00 PM, and an evening show at 7:00 PM. Between those two shows, there were 1,640 people that attended.

Prior to the show, there was a great deal of preparation to be done by the Fashion and Event Planning students. Decorations, food preparation and rehearsals were all on the agenda Friday night. Many students worked late into the night to complete the final necessary touches.

Upon entering GCC to see the show, attendees had the option to purchase flower bouquets for any of the participants. Staying true to the theme, there were belly dancers who performed before the modeling began. After this ended, attendees had the opportunity to see firsthand what the GCC fashion students had been working on all semester.

Following the show, there was a reception for all attendees and models of the fashion show. This was put on by the Event Planning students. Everyone was able to enjoy the various foods, vendors and activities which were provided. Fata Morgana was a very well received and successful show. It was also an excellent opportunity for the students involved to learn skills which will be beneficial to them in the future.

This blog was contributed by GCC Student Emily Pelton

Sandar

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What is ‚ÄúSandar‚ÄĚ? Sandar is the Hindu word for beautiful; it was also the name of my scene in the 34th annual fashion show at GCC, Fata Morgana. My vision was that everyone comes from different backgrounds and we all have our own beauty. I chose a Hindu word because it links to me personally, as I was born in India. As you can see, this year I was lucky enough to have fourteen beautiful brides. I was originally generously given 17 dresses from Mary Ann Carr, owner of M.A Carr Bridal in Orchard Park.

Last year I was lucky enough to work with another student on the bridal scene. I thought that producing a scene on my own this year was going to be easy but, I was wrong. This year I originally had 24 models. Due to last minute complications with models I ended up with 14 girls and 5 guys. I was able to have a successful scene with the help of my intern, Maggie Gabalski.

I worked on choreography with the help of my paired couple models, who came up with cute poses to do with each other. I was never able get everything completely perfect due to models not showing up. My first rehearsal 9 out of my 24 models showed up. My second rehearsal I had 15 out of my 24 models there. I had friends step in for help as well as models walking a couple times. I also never had my models walk with their dresses on until Friday evening; even then we didn‚Äôt have everyone there. Thankfully my models that didn‚Äôt show up to all the rehearsals were able to learn the timing and walk on Friday’s rehearsals. I had to repeatedly extend my song to the point that it was almost a 6 minute scene.

The day of the show went a lot smoother than I expected. I started my day at 7 AM making my way to Dunkin Donuts to pick up two dozen bagels for my models. I had everyone but the guys show up at 8 AM for hair and makeup. Everyone looked like they were sleep-walking, models wore their hair in buns and were clad in sweatpants. Eventually everyone was in hair and makeup. Some models didn’t like their look, but no matter what they were going to match my vision whether they liked it or not. After lunch everyone was in a better mood.

By the time the three o‚Äôclock show started nerves were coming, not just for me, but everyone. We started the show a little later than we expected. I had my models and intern go backstage when we were called to go down while I waited for my other models from other scenes to come to our room to quickly get dressed. These three girls were literally run-away brides, running from the stage to the third floor back to the stage. We waited patiently for our scene to hit the runway. We finally were up. Everyone was still nervous and all I could say was ‚Äúsmile‚ÄĚ. From the moment my first two models walked the stage I knew it was going to be an amazing scene. At the end of the scene I had my models walk out and then I followed. I remember last year I had a mini panic attack walking the stage but this year was so much easier. I remember seeing people I knew and waving at them from on stage.

After the three o‚Äôclock show I knew that the seven o‚Äôclock show would be just as great. I was right, this time I felt the show was even better. My models where a lot more relaxed, even though some of them didn‚Äôt do the most important thing, smile. I couldn‚Äôt be more proud of my models and myself. It was a long process but seeing my models on stage and having people congratulate me made it all worth it. ‚ÄúSandar‚ÄĚ could not have happened without M.A Carr Bridal, Jill Monroe, Charles Men‚Äôs shop, Mary Kay, my hair stylists, my intern, my models, and this school’s amazing fashion program.Untitled

This blog was contributed by Fashion Merchandising Student Lekha Anderson.