See You Next Semester!

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See You Next Semester!

By: Jewel Watters, Fashion Merchandising Major

 

As the fall semester is officially coming to a close yet again, and the holidays are upon us. I thought I would reflect back on all the amazing memories I made this semester. This semester taught me many things, such as visual display, the behind the scenes of the fashion business world, and a sneak peek into how it’s really like to work in the fashion industry.

This semester, I was in an internship class where I needed to complete 150 hours at a job site related to my major and career goals. I am honored to say I am working at Charles Men’s Shop, Inc. right here in Batavia, New York at 200 East Main Street! While working here, I was able to acquire the necessary skills that I will need in the fashion industry and further my career. I am very thankful that I was given the opportunity to practice what I have learned in the classroom.

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Our fashion students¬† worked on deciding for a theme for the next fashion show, “Limitless” taking place on May 4, 2019 at 7 pm. I am so excited to announce that my scene concept has been chosen for the show. My scene “Promise” is wedding scene and will transport you to a winter wedding. I can‚Äôt wait for you all to see what I have in store for you next year!

Open HouseI was also given amazing opportunities to travel to Rochester to go to a speaker series with my fashion program, and learned valuable information, and learned a few things about starting my own business later on in life. I was also given the opportunity to travel to Buffalo to go to the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives meeting where I was able to interact with fellow entrepreneurs, and find some amazing contacts along the way.

I hope you all had an instructive fall semester and hope you have an amazing Winter Break. I hope to see you all at GCC‚Äôs 38th annual fashion show ‚ÄėLimitless‚Äô on May 4th at 7 pm where you will see “Promise”.

Inside the World of Modeling

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Inside the World of Modeling

by Emma McKenna Fashion Business Student and Freelance Model

 

model 2In anticipation of the 38th annual fashion show, and as an experienced model since the age of 16, I wanted to write this blog to introduce you to the inside world of modeling. Modeling in the fashion industry can be stressful, demanding and time consuming. Additionally, models have the expectation of behaving in a certain manner while promoting a brand. There are freelance (independent) models and industry models who are endorsed by a brand. The difference between industry models and myself is that I am freelance. Freelance models pay for photo shoots up front, and generate income by selling the images, while industry models are compensated upfront for their photoshoots, time, and incidentals, but they do not own the images.

model 1This year‚Äôs fashion show is ‚ÄúLimitless‚ÄĚ, meaning nothing is restricted. One of the greatest things about this show is the coordinators are using models of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and race. ¬†This is extremely important because it broadens the idea for outfits and designs as well as includes everyone who wants a chance in the show. I modeled in last year‚Äôs show, and it was an amazing experience!

 

In conclusion, this year’s show is all about being yourself and letting your creativity flow. The 38th Annual GCC Fashion Show will be on May 4th, 2018 in the Richard C. Call Arena at 7 pm. This is going to be a big year for GCC’s Fashion Program and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store! Look for me on the runway!

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.