Fashion department to hold model call Friday


Kevin Sheridan

There will be a model call for American River College's fashion department Friday in Liberal Arts room 105 from 6p.m. to 8.p.m.

Nicholas Corey and Nicholas Corey

The American River College fashion department will have a model call on Friday in Arts and Science Building Studio room 105 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for May’s fashion show.

Professor Diane Grant-Toscano is in charge of the collections which contain 17 designers. They will be presented on the main stage of the ARC theater arts building.

“(Collections) are ready to go down the runway without being too risky,” said Grant-Toscano.

17 designers is the most in her time at ARC. She said 15 is ideal.

Themes of the dresses include white wedding dresses, 1920s pieces, and pieces with beaded fabrics all made by students.

Both creation and promotion classes collaborated to put on the fashion show and they worked together on the creation of the logo.

After having success at Sacramento’s Fashion Week, ARC fashion design student Sam Collier developed his own fashion design company called La Tier.

“We took what we learned from this class to another level,” said Collier.

Collection Design Production is a capstone class that has well versed students involved in sewing, pattern making and draping.

“(ARC) is one of the only community colleges that has a fashion program,” said Lee. “(We) have to do a collection that’s 75 percent recycled.”

It is a three unit course that is only available in the spring for fashion season. It meets once a week from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

The fashion department will also host a private administrative show at Oak Cafe on April 21.

Designer students will unveil one of their five collections that will be on display May 1.

Photo shoots will begin at 9 a.m. on April 18.