Mazarine Ebengho, a senior and the president of Clover Park High School FIDM Fashion Club in Lakewood, Washington, has announced that they're doing a cultural fashion show, representing diverse styles, today at 6:15pm during the Art Festival at school. Woot! After you follow them on Instagram, check out what Mazarine has to say below!
I would like to share one thing about our club. We are all from different cultures, countries, and ethnicities which makes each and every one of our designs different. We have some members who are immigrants from Kenya, Korea, Congo, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and Puerto Rico. We do our best to understand each other. We are having a cultural fashion show with diverse styles and we are really excited.
The students donated clothing and fabrics for the fashion show. We also bought some when I went to the FIDM store in LA during a campus tour.
We've been preparing for this fashion show since December. It takes passion, dedication, perseverance and hard work. What I like the most about the process is the fact that most members, who at the beginning of the school year could not use a sewing machine, are now sewing and creating with confidence, which is really exciting.
After putting so much time and effort, we have a sense of accomplishment. We will have eight models and twelve looks. And we even have a modeling coach, Ms. Lowe, who is working with the models!
The challenge has been time. We meet once a week on Tuesdays. Most of the members are seniors, which makes it hard for them to be there as often as we need them to. Another challenge is we only have two sewing machines which has really slowed the process.
It is a free event opened to the school and the community. We have been promoting it on Instagram and Facebook, and also at school during lunches with posters and flyers. One thing fun about us is that we have put a lot of time working on posters. We have enjoyed doing that.
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