On March 20th, the Fashion Department’s assistant professor Jordyn Smiley, and her class took the initiative of making reusable bags for Mesa students to utilize during the Farmers Market.
March 29, 2018
Since 2012, the San Diego History Center and Mesa College’s Fashion Program have partnered to create and host a unique annual event: Fashion Redux. This year’s theme is Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion features designs ranging from the late 1920’s to present time. Throughout early Spring, Mesa Fashion students have worked diligently to prepare their individual garments for the show and upcoming Grand Reveal event on April 26, 2018.
Each year, for the Fashion Redux, a decade of fashion or “theme” is chosen for display. The History Center pulls garments form the archive collection, and then students visit the History Center to view a selection of garments from that era in hopes of inspiration for their own designs. Of the students that participate and create a design, four garments will be chosen by a panel of judges to be displayed alongside the original garments at the Fashion Redux Exhibition.
Mesa College’s Fashion Program provides students with an excellent training in theory and technical skills necessary to work in the Fashion Industry – and they’re receiving real-time hands on experience practicing these skills when participating in events like the Fashion Redux. The students learn how to create original garments through sketching, patternmaking, draping, and construction, and it’s beneficial to their development as a designer to work on translating historical clothing into more modern styles.
Students Anna Acosta, Brooke Druen, Christian Moore, and Jocelyn Saucedo have had their garments chosen to be displayed March to June 2018. Additionally, five garments from current and past Mesa Fashion students will also be on display to tie the whole theme together.
Mesa College Fashion Program Director Susan Lazear will be giving a lecture at the Fashion Redux Grand Reveal event, where the garments will be showcased in a premiere fashion show and voted on for the People’s Choice Award. Click here to purchase tickets for the Fashion Redux Grand Reveal on Thursday, April 26, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in attending the Grand Reveal event, or have questions about Mesa College’s Fashion Program, please contact Fashion Program Director Susan Lazear at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Nichols Kearns
Director of Communications