Written by Record Pilot Staff Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00
As one of North Shore High School’s newest extracurricular clubs, the Fashion Club is gaining popularity among the seamstresses, designers, and trendsetters alike in the creative student body. The club is run almost entirely by students and assisted by F.A.C.S. teacher Mrs. Paolilli-Schiano.
Members of the club participate in the following important activities: learning to draw croquis, which are elongated fashion models; making DIY projects; assessing career options; and discussing important events going on in the fashion world. There are no prerequisites needed to join, and anyone from an aspiring designer to someone just wanting to have fun and try something new is welcome.
One of its first members, Aliesha Hatalovsky said, “The Fashion Club is a great way to meet other people interested in the fashion industry and make friends!”
Michelle Yoon, a talented senior pursuing a career in clothing design at FIT stated, “The club is where we join in our thoughts and ideas on the latest trends and style.”
The Fashion Club has already had a major success in the form of its very first fashion show, which featured garments made exclusively by both beginner and advanced students in the fashion, sewing, and textiles class. The apparel was modeled by the designers and their friends. The event took place in the North Shore High School library with the assistance of Mrs. Rice, high school librarian. The talented Lily Harir was on-hand to photograph the models as they walked down the lovely red carpet.
The students contributed 100 percent of the work, including managing the models, choosing the music, coordinating the outfits, doing hair and makeup, advertising the show, and organizing the reception afterwards - which was complimented by delicious pastries made by student intern Suzanne Magnuson and the baking class.
Paolilli-Schiano hopes that organizing events such as these teaches students valuable skills, such as event-planning, problem solving, and being independent. There might be another fashion show in the spring at the North Shore Schools. Members of the Fashion Club are working hard to make this happen. If not, there will definitely be one next winter. The Fashion Club meets every other Tuesday after school in the F.A.C.S. room for all of those who want to learn more about the industry and make fun projects.