Follow @fidmfashionclub to go behind the scenes at EVIT’s end of year fashion show!
Hi Fashionistas! My name is Victoria Luckey. I’m a senior and Fashion Club President at East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona, where I am studying fashion design.
Tell us about the fashion show you’re putting together: Every year, EVIT puts on a big end of the year show for returning and current Fashion Club members. We have model auditions, do makeup, create an awesome runway, and have judges look at everyone’s work, choosing the most cohesive and fun lines to win scholarships! The theme this year is “Discover the World, a Passport to Creativity,” and it will be in the culinary building at EVIT on Tuesday, May 1st at 6pm. Stay tuned to @FIDMFashionClub on Instagram, because I’ll be doing a story takeover where you can see all the designs, behind the scenes work, and a Q&A!
How many models will you have? This year we have 50 models walking down the runway! We had each of the 13 designers create a collection inspired by their country with 3-4 looks
How did you go about getting your models to sign up? We used word-of-mouth, the announcements and flyers around the school to get models to sign up and audition! There were over 200 auditioners!
How are you promoting the fashion show at your school? We’ve posted on both social media accounts (Snapchat and Instagram). We’ve noticed our strongest technique is word-of-mouth, and with lots of the designers graduating we were able to convince friends and family to see their last end-of-the-year show! In fact, my grandparents are flying down from Seattle to attend.
How many looks? The grand total comes to 50 looks walking down the runway, but of course we also have new students creating designs that will be at the entrance. So I guess we have over 60 designs made by designers this year. Another cool thing we’ve incorporated in the club is interior, so people will also be seeing 3D diagrams of some interior work.
Where are you getting the clothes? With fabric donations and shopping trips to SAS, each garment was sewn by the designers! Everything is either made from an existing pattern, YouTube tutorials, or self-made patterns.
What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? I think the best part in putting together a show is the collaboration. We are all helping each other, giving each other ideas and learning new techniques together. I’ve really learned to ask questions and get advice when I’m stumped, and I’ve noticed everyone else do the same. The show is a huge collaborative effort, and with everyone’s involvement, our hope is that it’s as amazing as previous shows.
What are the challenges? There were lots of challenges with photoshoots overlapping, models dropping, designs not being exactly what we wanted. BUT, we compromise, find new models, or change the look! It’s all about having fun and coming up with solutions.
Anything else you’d like to share? I’m looking forward to seeing my growth from last year to now! I’ve created yards of fabric using puffy paint. I’ve made everything from beaded necklaces, to shoes, to bracelets, anklets, and more. Being derived from South African culture, I’m hoping everyone feels the purity, energy, power, and hope from each model. I think that this was a great year before I attend FIDM. I’ve grown in my efforts, achievements, and if you follow @fidmfashionclub on Instagram, you can see it all going down Tuesday night, at 6!
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