Community College will hold its 30th Annual Fashion Show,
Kaleidoscope, Sunday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the William F.
Lockwood Forum on the second floor of the Harbor Campus Bard
Building, 600 E. Lombard St. Tickets are $8 for students with
ID; $10 for the general public.
The student-produced event
features men's, women's and children's styles along with
costumes and experimental designs. In celebration of the shows
30th anniversary, audience members will be introduced
to the haute couture collections designed by senior-level
students. Each original garment has been crafted and
meticulously constructed by both hand and machine methods taught
in the fashion design program.
I am very excited about the level of quality we've been able to
BCCC associate professor Sally Di Marco, coordinator
of the Fashion Design program. "This year's fashion show will
feature an eclectic mix of clothing reflecting classic lines,
changing silhouettes, and a variety of styles.
As part of the preparation, students in the Fashion Show
Production class and their instructor, Ms. Katarina Kozarova,
coordinated this year's show under the guidance of
professional fashion show planners Jennifer Smith, senior
production assistant, and Duane Walker, production
assistant. Student Erin Kennedy is the show's modeling
director. The BCCC Fine Arts program, in collaboration with
Fashion Design students and personnel, will assist in the
creation of set designs.
Local disc jockey Michael
Boggs will provide event music. Videographer David
Hernandez is slated to record the entire show.
What has become BCCC's annual
fashion fte was inaugurated in the spring of 1979 by students
Franklin Morell Alexander, Charlene Hyman, the
late Damon A. Gibson and fellow classmates, who conceived
the idea of an annual show reflecting students artistic
visions, talents and aesthetics. The show has become a highlight
of the academic year.
BCCC is the only community
college in the Baltimore region to offer a fashion design
program. Graduates of the program have transferred to the
prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Parso's
School of Design in New York City, and gone on to become
successful fashion industry entrepreneurs:
started the first sewing lounge in the state of Maryland. The
lounge provides space and the use of equipment for sewing
enthusiasts, all in a supportive setting. The facility also
offers clothing construction classes for children and adults.
offers clothing services custom-made to individual needs. Her
specialty is designing costumes for local theater productions.
is a mixed media artist specializing in fashion photography. She
does custom design clothing, in particular for children.
Jones is president
of a community concern which provides showcasing and networking
opportunities to area fashion entrepreneurs.
In order to expose students to
as many real-life perspectives as possible,
Ms. Di Marco maintains a list
of active alumni who return regularly to serve as guest
lecturers and mentors. For more information, contact the BCCC
Communications Office or Ms. Di Marco at 410-986-5522.
Community College Office of Communications and Research 600 East
Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4073 Phone (410)
986-5450 Fax (410) 986-5510
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