Faith Ronning is President of Noblesville High School FIDM Fashion Club in Noblesville, Indiana. With her club, she just produced the school's first ever fashion show, and it was a huge success! Just check out the images on Twitter @nhs_fashionclub! We caught up with Faith within hours after the show to find out more...
Tell us about the fashion show: The fashion show has three sections. The first is sponsored by Maurices clothing store where about 20 models walk in bohemian spring themed outfits. The second section has garments designed and sewn by members of the Fashion Club. I actually designed two myself. There are seven designs total. The final is mens stylizing. A few of our young gentleman will present their stylized outfits on the runway.
What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? We are doing the show the day before spring break starts. Doing the bohemian theme will truly get kids feeling ready and excited for spring break. It will give the audience some ideas for looks and trends to use throughout their spring break.
What are the challenges? We only had a few club meetings before our fashion show. We are putting it together within 3.5 hours of club meetings. It is our first ever fashion show at Noblesville, but everything is coming together beautifully. Many others, and I have been staying after and working extra time to get things done in time.
How did you get involved in Fashion Club? I am attending FIDM in the fall. My advisor (Matt Schug) told me all about the option of starting the club through FIDM. I started this club because I never had the opportunity to display or create my designs inside of high school, and I wanted to give students the opportunity to connect with one another through their love for fashion. For them to be able to share their individuality and their passion for design.
What other kinds of activities does your club do? As our club just started up this semester, we have met about five times. The last three meetings were getting the fashion show together, but we also designed our club’s t-shirts. We are planning to take a trip to Chicago and go to a fashion show and to the Art Institute museum. We are also planning to have people come in, in different fields of fashion careers and talk to the club members. We would love to go to an Indianapolis women's shelter to paint their nails, do their hair, or something along those lines. We want to get out into the community to spread the word of the FIDM Fashion Club along with helping others.
What are your career plans? I am going to FIDM this fall. I am going into Fashion Design. I would love to have my own line one day.