April 8, 2024

Mesa College Fashion Redux Celebrating Cross-Border Flows

Public Invited to the Annual Mesa College Fashion and San Diego History Center Event

By Jennifer Kearns

Fashion Redux 2024

San Diego, CA ---- FASHION REDUX 2024: Cross-Border Flows finale party and fashion show with this year’s designer challenge focuses on historic garments. Relive it – or experience it anew. Fashion Redux is an annual design competition for students in the Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College. This year’s exhibit is based on the idea that San Diego’s geographical location has fostered a unique cultural exchange seen through a variety of examples from the History Center’s Historic Textile Collection.

Four finalists have their completed designs on exhibit at the San Diego History Center, along with the inspiration pieces from the Historic Clothing and Textile Collection on exhibit starting April 11, 2024.

Program includes gallery opening, presentation of final four garments with live models, voting and announcement of the People’s Choice Award, and a Q&A with the student designers. Beverages and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Date/Time: Fashion ReDux Opening Night Reception

                    Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm

Tickets: SDHC Members and students; $10, General: $15

              Tickets available via the San Diego History Center website at


Location: San Diego History Center in Balboa Park

                 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
                 San Diego, CA 92101                       

                 Free parking


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About the San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program

As part of San Diego Mesa College's Fashion program, students can create inventive designs and projects while informing our culture. Students will learn how to capture their artistic vision efficiently by using digital technology, and apply knowledge from courses in sketching, sewing, pattern making, and draping to physically bring designs to life. Students will learn styling, how to interpret trends, and execute stunning visual displays. In addition, students will be using the latest technologies to track sales, interpret analytics, and create tech-packs and marketing materials.  Mesa students immerse themselves in the local fashion community with opportunities to participate in field excursions and study abroad, hold internship positions, and learn from our expert faculty and knowledgeable guest speakers. Mesa’s curriculum is curated by faculty who possess extensive industry experiences with insights from an advisory committee of fashion professionals. Students will find support on and off campus to achieve their goals to enter a fashion profession or pursue further education at another institution. Our alumni have competed on Project Runway and found employment with Dior, Steve Madden, Volcom, and many more.

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About The San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has been preserving our region’s history and making it available to the public since 1928. It operates its flagship museum in the heart of Balboa Park as well as the Junípero Serra Museum in historic Presidio Park and tells the diverse stories from our region’s past. The History Center is the steward of our heritage and the principal resource for San Diego history. No other institution is solely devoted to preserving San Diego’s collective history and enhancing community identity. For more information visit


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