Mesa Fashion students recently visited the Coronado Public Library for an exclusive
tour of the Edith Head Exhibition. The exhibit, displayed in conjunction with the
Coronado Film Festival’s “Focus on Fashion,” showed design renderings and sketches
by Fashion Icon, Edith Head.
As students toured the exhibit, Library Director Christian Esquevin shared the history
of Edith Head’s design career, along with some background of the sketches on display
from his private collection. Esquevin’s impressive collection of costume sketches
includes many gems from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including an Edith Head original
sketch designed for A
cademy Award-winning actress, Sophia Loren.
Fashion Professor Jordyn Smiley shared students’ excitement for the tour.
“We had just finished a lesson on rendering design sketches, so my students really
loved being able to see what they learned in class being put to use in the real world,”
With the ever-evolving industry of fashion, it is important that students stay engaged
with the latest trends and industry standards.
Professor Smiley emphasized, “What sets Mesa apart is that our faculty are currently
working in the industry, so students are given the most current information and assignments
that correspond to industry-level topics and techniques.”
The San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program is one of few degree programs at the community college level within Southern California.
Fashion design, fashion merchandising and computer
fashion technology are currently considered high-demand careers and the Program is
part of the College’s Career Education Program. For more information on this exciting program, visit the Fashion Program, or contact Professor Jordyn Smiley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming events to look out for next semester are the Fashion Redux on March 8, 2019,
and the Golden Scissors Fashion Show on May 3, 2019.
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