Save the Date! Fashion Scholars Prepare for Upcoming Fashion Show
Fashion scholars at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus prepare for upcoming Fashion Show scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Ms. Karen Stafford, says that every scholar develops their own theme for their line. Students in Fashion 2 are required to create a minimum of two pieces, but can create up to four. Scholars in Fashion 3 are required to create a minimum of three pieces, but can create up to five. Right now, students are working on their first pieces. Scholars in Fashion 3 are also have responsibility for making sure the whole show comes together.
Students just completed a project with the theme: Women’s Empowerment. Of that project, one student explained, “We were supposed to take an occupation or a job that’s usually male oriented and design a uniform that is more feminine.”
“I chose a ticket puncher for train is because my Dad works for the train. I added a slightly shorter skirt and added peplum to the jacket.” Isabelle Nester, 11th grade
Ticket puncher for trains because my Dad works for the train. Added skirt shorter and added peplum to jacket.
Some students plan on studying fashion in college, bus others find it to be a good experience, a great skill to learn, and use it as a stress reliever.
“I will have three pieces, plus my Women in Power piece. I decided to make a line for kids. I teach Sunday school on Sundays and that’s really where I got my motivation to make clothes for kids that are a little different and unique for them. I also decided to do colors of Puerto Rico, so all of my outfits will have red, white, and blue in them.” Isabel Medina, grade 11
“My theme is the use of African print. I just thought it was cool when I started, and I still really like it. I plan to make pants and shirt, and the rest are dresses.” Kaylani McDowell, 10th
“This is very stressful. This particular pattern is really difficult. This piece is for my women empowerment project. My theme for the fashion show is a day in the Caribbean. A lot of those students go to private schools, so there will be elements of their uniforms. There will be a beach dress, a simple crop top and shorts for a hot day, a party outfit. I’m definitely keeping these pieces after the show because I like to wear stuff like that.”
“I changed my pattern last minute, so now I’m improvising a little to alter the pattern to make it more flowy and more relaxed.” Manny Hernandez, 12th grade
Ms. Karen Stafford has been a Family and Consumer Science Teacher for 25 years and is a graduate of the class of 1989. “I don’t necessarily have a fashion background, but over the years, you figure out that a pair of pants is a pair of pants. There are different variations, but they all go together the same way. These students are on a deadline right now because that’s the real world. Deadlines are a part of life, so it’s good to simulate that in the classroom where it’s a little safer. When the students see their first piece come together, that excitement and sense of accomplishment usually builds momentum for the rest of their pieces. I’ve been teaching fashion for twelve years and have been teaching in this district for 25 years. I wouldn’t want to teach anywhere else. Even after 25 years, the excitement is still there.”
Students in Fashion 3 are all seniors and include:
Brianna Masciola, 12th grade
Lily Tejeda 12th grade
Jillian Bunch 12th grade
Stephanie Miranda 12th grade
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Angela Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).