Tech Fashion Show Rocks On


Pictured Above: Fashion Design and Merchandising students put on a professional fashion show this week on the campus of PNW BOCES.

Pictured Below: Culinary cake confections were provided by Pastry Arts students.

Fashion Design and Merchandising students at The Tech Center rocked the stage this week, when their designs were brought to life at their Fashion Show on the campus of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES. This year’s theme was Music Genres, with designs inspired by students’ favorite music.

Molly Keane, from Yorktown, chose Bubblegum Pop as her theme. “I like the idea of catchy, happy pop songs, and these styles are very colorful, to go along with that,” Molly said. “It is fun and light.”

Aspen Jaworowski, from Carmel, chose classical music as her theme—but with an edge. “I like stylish, elegant looks,” she said, but she added rips and tears to her designs for a contrast.

For Abigail Sciarra, from Yorktown, it was rap music that spoke to her. “I chose a classic rap design because, like fashion, rap has no boundaries,” she said.

Jennifer Morillo, from Hendrick Hudson High School, chose the Pop Latina genre as her theme. “I’m inspired by artists like Shakira and Jennifer Lopez,” she said.

Old school hip-hop was the theme that appealed to Daniella Miele of Putnam Valley. “I love art, and I wanted to create my own designs,” she said.

Alessandra Zonetti, of Mahopac, chose reggae music as inspiration for her designs, “because of the culture and the fun Caribbean theme,” she said.

Hendrick Hudson student Mikayla Barton chose alternative rock as her inspiration. “I really like the Nirvana, grunge-style,” she said.

Cristina Fierro, of Mahopac, chose classic rock as inspiration “because I grew up listening to it, and I really like it,” she said.

Pastry Arts students created gourmet theme cakes to go along with each designer’s choice of style, and the cakes were enjoyed by guests after the show. Ken Brauer, Ashley Sherman and Giulianna Vecchio, Mahopac; Vanessa Bueti, Katherine Campbell and Stephanie Spina, Walter Panas; Brandon Charles-Leston, Peekskill; Vanessa DaSilva, Natalia Imor, and Sharon Leiter, Brewster; Alicia Gonzale, Putnam Valley; and Nikiyah Pratt Wade, Fox Lane, created culinary confections that were enjoyed by guests and met with rave reviews after the show.

The fashion show was the result of may Tech Center programs. Computer Graphics students created the posters, programs and ticket design; Construction Electricity students did the lighting; Television Production students provided the preproduction and videotaping; and Law Enforcement students provided security.