Area Students Produce Cazenovia College Fashion Show

40th Anniversary show at Turning Stone Resort features fashions designed by students

CAZENOVIA, NY (04/10/2013)(readMedia)-- Students in Cazenovia College's Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs have worked diligently all spring semester to put together the Annual Student Fashion Show. The theme this year is Old Hollywood Glamour, which was created by last year's Fashion Promotion class through a trend forecasting process. The theme will be showcased at a new location, Turning Stone Resort, in Verona, N.Y., to celebrate the shows' 40th Anniversary.

Cazenovia College Fashion Shows are primarily run by fashion design and merchandising students,

which sets Cazenovia's program apart from most other undergraduate fashion programs. The Fashion Show Production course consists of three teams: (1) Models and Merchandising, (2) Production, and

(3) Promotion. Students on these teams are responsible for producing a successful and widely noted student fashion show every year. The success of this approach is evident in the steadily increasing attendance at each year's show.

The fashion students also collaborate with students in other majors, such as photography and graphic design, to help create the program and produce the photo shoot. Megan Lawson-Clark, assistant professor of Fashion Studies, says, "The production class students and merchandisers are gaining real world event production experience while they are planning and collaborating with an offsite location for this year's show."

"The students get involved and showcase their creative ideas throughout the process of generating the show," says senior Fashion Merchandising major Emily Erath, of Endicott, N.Y. She continues, "Working as the student director this year has been very rewarding. I have increased leadership skills that will help me in my future career."

Junior Fashion Designer Molly Sears, of Weedsport, N.Y., says, "Working as a promotion team leader has given me the opportunity to work with a great group of fellow students, as well as submit my original designs and model other students' garments."

Andrea Courtwright, of East Greenbush, N.Y., a senior fashion designer, says, "It's an honor to be presenting my senior collection at the Turning Stone, and I truly appreciate having such an amazing opportunity to share who I am as a designer. All my hard work will be well worth it when I see it come to life on the runway."

For more information or to order tickets contact the Fashion Show Hotline at 315.655.7043, visit, email, or look for the Cazenovia College: Annual Student Fashion Show page on Facebook-don't forget to click "like"!

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