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From classroom to catwalk

CTE's class to present show at Colonie Center on Sept. 7

A CTE Global Fashion student interviews a prospective model at Colonie Center at the July 30 casting call.

After a recent casting call that drew hundreds of potential models, Career & Tech's global fashion studies class will present the region's biggest back to school fashion show on Sept. 7 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Colonie Center.

Under the leadership of teacher Judy Hicks, global fashions studies students produce the entire show, working throughout the summer and school year.

"The Colonie Center Back to School Fashion Show is one of our area's largest such events and is always an exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for our students and the models alike," Hicks said. "Our students work closely throughout the summer with mall staff and merchants, coordinating a multitude of details leading up to the show.”

Models selected at the casting call are required to complete at least two modeling lessons conducted by Hicks and her students; those lessons will take place from 5:30-7:15 p.m. on August 20, 22, 26 and 28.

Global Fashion students judge models' runway skills at the casting call at Colonie Center.The students’ involvement doesn’t end with lessons on the catwalk. They coordinate modeling casting calls and practice sessions, work with stores, vendors and mall management, and craft the script for the show.

On the day of the fashion show, global fashion students will do the models’ hair and makeup, coordinate their outfits, and provide security for the models and the merchandise used in the program.

Organizers said the event is traditionally well attended. It features clothing and accessories of all styles and prices, professional commentary and lively, upbeat music.

Hicks said she's "honored each year to be part of an event that is considered to be the biggest fashion affair in the Capital Region."

 

 

Above, Global Fashion students judge models' runway skills at the casting call at Colonie Center. Top right photo, a CTE Global Fashion student interviews a prospective model at Colonie Center at the
July 30 casting call.

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