Eleven seniors who attended the Textile & Fashion Career Program at the Carroll County Career & Technology Center on Friday were nervous as they modeled the unique outfits they worked tirelessly to create in a student-organized fashion show. rice field.
A crowd of around 250 watched the costumes make their way down the runway, witnessing the dedication and drive of young people passionate about developing their skills in the field of fashion design. From start to finish she designed and meticulously created 12 costumes, which act as a sort of climax project for the senior who has been working on the costumes since last January, said the program’s instructor. Katherine Harris said. The student spent her 8-30 hours on each outfit, working to perfect her 11 categories of designs, selected to provide students with a broad experience in fashion design.
“This class was definitely the right class to take. It’s life-changing,” said Adrianna Ohlman, 18, a senior at South Carroll High School and a Sykesville resident. She said, “But personally, if you don’t have a passion for fashion, it will be difficult and you won’t be able to enjoy it. It’s really difficult.
An annual event, the show was held directly at the school at 1229 Washington Road, Westminster for the first time since 2020. The stage had an archway decorated with flowers and fairy lights, in keeping with the theme of this year’s garden party chosen by the students. The Career and Technology Center’s carpentry program also created decorative toadstools to enhance the theme of the garden party, Harris said, and the food was made by culinary program students.
Students modeled several handmade costumes, creating one costume for guest models of different body types and two costumes for children. Harris said he assigned categories to help students develop different skills.
The show began with elaborate and diverse outfits spanning history, continued with colorful and fun athletic wear, and showcased everyday casual chic stylized in the outerwear category. Business attire, student-designed children’s clothing, and a fascinating array of elaborate character-inspired costumes were also unveiled before the intermission.
The show is back with a series of costumes that creatively use recycled items such as broken glass, tires, wrapping paper, shopping bags, spoons and sticks in original designs. In the category, students explored creative and artistic themes such as empowerment, self-care, body positivity, anxiety and anxiety through fashion. The show featured guest models and categories of outfits that embodied the Brazilian county before concluding with the formal wear category.
On the runway, models posed and used props to bring the costumes to life in new ways that reflected each student’s style and personality. Harris said her three-second runway poses, properly executed, are skills her students learned from each other in wanting to produce the best possible show.
Ashleigh Becraft, a 17-year-old Westminster High School senior who lives in Finksburg, said, “I feel like we all feel more confident. We are excited.”
Students were responsible for fashion show planning, choreography, marketing, set design, and song selection for an upbeat medley. Roles were assigned to reflect her real-life fashion industry experience, and Becraft learned about teamwork, professionalism and overcoming differences through her experience.
“We try to give them as many decisions as possible,” Harris said.
Allman said it was weird not doing her sewing homework after school every day.
“You could probably speak for the class if I said that we’ve all been sewing non-stop since the class started,” Allman said. It’s kind of refreshing.”