Over 200 people attended the charity fashion show!
Iyomi Ho Ken became president of Dr. Phillips High School’s Fashion Club as a sophomore. She just wrapped up their big end-of-year fashion show and we wanted to learn more!
How did the recent fashion show go? It went amazing! We had eight designers and 60 models everyone shared. Each collection ranged from six to 12 looks. Over 200 people attended the show and we were able to raise $1,000 for our charity. The best moment was the final walk when everyone who participated in the show walked the runway and had a mini dance party at the end.
You have over 200 members in your club. Why do you think it’s so popular? A lot of people really enjoy fashion at our school, so when they find out there’s a club they immediately want to join. Most of the time we get a lot of members after our fashion show because they get to see the cool things they can be a part of. We also have over 3,000 students in our school so that probably had an effect on the numbers as well.
Any other favorite moments from your final year in Fashion Club? Besides the fashion show, being able to provide the club members with tools and information they could use after school was the best part. They weren’t only having fun—they were learning valuable information to put towards their future dream careers.
How did you enjoy doing the Fashion Club Instagram Takeover for us? I loved being able to show my club to the many others out there and giving others new ideas and great ways to run a club, because everyone is different. Different things work for different people.
Iyomi models the gorgeous prom dress that she designed. It took over 40 hours to sew!
We heard you designed your own prom dress. Details please! It was one of the most detailed pieces I’ve done. The planning stages started the summer before while doing a pre-college program in New York. It had six panels in total and eight godets. I really enjoyed making it and sewing on the appliqués. It took a little over 40 hours altogether, but I can definitely say it was worth it. The details are so important. I’m looking forward to making prom dresses for others next year and the following years to come.
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