Fashion Club Presidents Nely Carrillo and Bryan Flores encouraged students to sketch their prom design ideas.
We caught up with FC Co-Presidents Nely Carrillo and Bryan Flores about the prom dress design challenge they organized at their school.
What inspired you to do this challenge? We got inspired by our very own senior prom which is coming up in a few weeks. Both our president and co-president attended last year’s prom and we realized that many could have used a little help on their outfits. We decided to make it our mission that everyone who attends prom this year has a #fabuluxe outfit.
How successful was it? We got over ten submissions from different Fashion Club members, more that we thought we would. Out of those submissions we chose two winners who provided their sketches in color, showed incredible details, and were very creative. Their ideas truly transferred onto paper with this challenge.
How did you promote it? We had a whole meeting on it! We had a whole day where we discussed all the details and the guidelines. We also provided materials such as color pencils, crayons, markers, pens, and other sketching essentials.
What are the prom dress trends this year? Popular prom dress trends include spaghetti straps, velvet textures, and sparkles (lots of them). Longer dresses are also very popular, along with pastel colors.
How long has your school had a Fashion Club? We started our Fashion Club in early November and we’re planning to have it for around seven months before the end of the school year. However, this is the first year our school has had any kind of fashion or beauty related club.
Do you aspire to attend FIDM? Yes, both our presidents are really interested in FIDM. Bryan, our co-president, is actually planning to attend FIDM in the fall for Apparel Industry Management.
What other activities do you have planned before the end of the academic year? We’re currently planning and organizing a fashion show for the International Festival. We plan to have different outfits inspired by countries around the world. Think of it as culture meets glam.
Anything else you’d like to share? We’re planning on having a t-shirt competition and a fashion swap challenge as well.
A few Jane Long Academy Fashion Club Members’ prom dress design submissions.