CPP’s Fashion Society brought a whole new meaning to Yves Saint Laurent’s famous words, “Fashions fade but style is eternal,” on Friday, March 22 during its annual fashion show.
This year’s theme and title was “In Motion.”
The participants were dressed to the nines as everyone anticipated the debut of exhilarating work by CPP’s finest designers.
Running smoothly between transitions and background music, the show certainly did not disappoint.
The show took place outside the Classroom, Laboratory and Administration (CLA) Building, where attendees had a perfect view of CPP’s outskirts.
The CLA was set to complement the models, both male and female of all shapes and sizes, as they made their way down the runway.
The runway was very simplistic, not taking any attention away from the art of the clothing.
There were a total of 13 student designers presenting their collections throughout the show.
Each collection had a different set of specific characteristics pertaining to its designer, from utilizing recycled material to create unique garments, to challenging traditional ideas with concepts of limitless potential and renegade mentality.
It was not just the clothing that held the concept together. It was the choice of model to represent the clothing along with the makeup on their faces and the intensity in their eyes.
Rochelle Winkler, a fifth-year business marketing student, explained what it was like to be on the runway.
“Before, you’re a little bit nervous and cold,” Winkler said. “But once you’re walking you forget about all of that and you kind of just zone into walking confidently.”
Overall, the show focused on the unconventional; it was none of your cookie-cutter street wear.
Instead, the designers took a courageous step with flamboyant headpieces, sparkles, unique prints and what could be compared to very dark, high-fashion couture.
Fashion is not defined by a single dictionary meaning, nor can it be expressed through one item of clothing.
It is a display of imagination and intelligence; it is a language.
Viridiana Navarro, third-year apparel merchandising and management (AMM) student and designer in the show, enthused what fashion means to her.
“Fashion to me is expressing yourself in your own unique way because there’s different interpretations of what fashion is,” Navarro said. “But I see it as your personalized style.”
Based on the crowd’s reactions and facial expressions, it is safe to say they were enamored. If not by all collections, then at the very least by many.
This small group of students managed to construct something professional by utilizing only each other as visionaries to create such an event.
“Seeing the designs come to life, even I’m surprised,” said president of the club Kathia Nogueda, a fourth-year AMM student. “The work that students are putting out are really great and amazing, which is exciting.”
She also expressed her gratitude towards the audience.
“Thank you for coming and supporting; this is a creative outlet,” Nogueda said. “If there is ever something that they want and they are scared, I say just do it.”
In the end, this show is a step for the next generation of designers. All that is left to do is wait for what this group of creatives whip up for next year’s show.
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