Albany is a long way from the catwalks of Paris and even the famous holiday window displays of Madidon Avenue in New York City, but Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students are hitting a home run and scoring a touchdown with their latest assignments.
The students in Tiffanie McNett's class are bringing style and fashion to the windows of two area sports stores — one in Colonie Center and the other in Crossgates Mall.
"It's great because you have the opportunity to express yourself," said Sophie Mailey of Scotia.
"You don't have anyone telling you what you have to do and you have the whole store to work with," added Molli Sickles from Voorheesville.
Under the watchful eye of
McNett, students spent a couple of recent mornings during the midst
of the Holiday Shopping Season creating window displays for the Sports Zone at Colonie Center and Fan Zone at Crossgates Mall.
Creating window displays is an integral part of the visual display and merchandising units of the global fashion curriculum.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for the students to have hands-on experiences working in a retail setting and using their visual and marketing skills to create displays that draw shoppers in," said McNett.
In the top photo, Sophie Mailey of Scotia-Glenville and Sala Tune of Cohoes create a display.
In the photo to the right, Molli Sickles of Voorheesville and Brianna Colucci of Shenendehowa work on a display.