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2019 FUSION Fashion Show

Fashion Show Details
Students in the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design Technology program will have their handmade outfits grace the runway during the 2019 FUSION Fashion Show: Mosaic of Art.
Now in its 10th year, the FUSION Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday, May 15 and will showcase the work of high school students from across Western New York. The show will be at 7 p.m. at the Harkness Career & Technical Center, 99 Aero Drive, Cheektowaga.
Seniors exhibiting their personally designed and sewn collections at the fashion show include Ashley Spector from Williamsville North High School and Erin Malone from Amherst High School. In addition, 24 juniors will show pieces that they sewed. Attendees can look forward to a few animal-friendly fashions worn by dogs, as well.
The show has evolved into a collaborative art event across various Erie 1 BOCES programs. There will be a “hair show” element, with Cosmetology program students showing off their skills by doing hair and makeup for 14 of their own models. Criminal Justice program students will provide support for security, while students in the Video Production & Recording Arts program and the Digital Media program will provide live music and assist with photos and video.
Erie 1 BOCES’ two-year Fashion Design Technology program at the Harkness Career & Technical Center teaches students how to dress, style and create trends based on design elements and the fashion cycle. Participants also create a successful business plan for a fashion boutique, setting them up for future success.
The show is free and open to family members and community members with a high interest in the fashion industry, though all guests will need a ticket. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, please email the instructor, Darlene Borchert.
In lieu of ticket price, attendees are asked to donate money or one pet food item, treat or toy per ticket reserved to benefit the Animal Food Bank of WNY and the Ten Lives Club. Donations can be brought to the show, where they will be taken at the door.
Photos by Nadine Saviano