Over 100 people were in attendance!
Jennifer Raymondi, who served as president of Piscataway High School’s FIDM Fashion Club, will continue her role this fall. We recently caught up with the New Jersey resident to hear more about their recent fashion show!
Piscataway High School’s “Through the Decades” Fashion Show
How did you decide on the fashion show’s Through the Decades theme? We wanted to come up with something unique and original. Our goal was to put on a show where everyone could enjoy, and it wasn’t just targeted toward a younger audience. We thought that a theme like Through the Decades would attract a younger audience as well as an older one with the different fashion trends through the years.
The gorgeous ’70s
How did you market the show to get more than 100 people there? We marketed in our high school with flyers, announcements on the loudspeakers, and the word was spread through social media. Club members also advertised the fashion show outside of a local shop. Tickets were given to honorary club members to sell to their friends and family. Also, during lunch and homeroom, members went to classrooms to announce the fashion show and offer tickets to buy.
The incredible ’80s
What were some of the highlights of the evening? The introduction of each decade, our amazing performers, and our wonderful finale. Our officers wanted to really show off the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the show.
The amazing ’90s
Did you learn any lessons or tips for a successful show? Planning and organizing every detail is extremely important. Our club focused on ensuring that we were prepared and ready for every task that we brought on. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! Rehearsing the entire show from the very beginning until the very end gave us a chance to practice and fix any mishaps or mistakes before show night. Every person matters. The dedication and drive every member had is exactly what made our show unforgettable.
The beautiful 2000s
How did the rest of the school year go as far as Fashion Club events? We organized activities, workshops, and events where members altered their clothing and their original Fashion Club t-shirt. We had a spooky Halloween event filled with treats, and a costume making competition in which teams competed to make the best costume out of household appliances. The club also held a Christmas and Valentine’s Day festivities where the members were able to bond. In November, we advertised our club to incoming freshmen at our high school and had many parents and future students interested.
Throughout the year we had three lucrative bake sales, which funded the fashion show expenses. The officers organized workshops to teach the members of the club how to make their own jewelry, how to create rips in denim, and how to alter the clothing to make it more unique. The club also held a very successful clothing drive, which called on the entire student body’s assistance.
The fabulous members of the Piscataway FIDM Fashion Club ready to rock