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Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Cheektowaga students
Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Cheektowaga students

Fashion design has opened doors for Cheektowaga Central High School students Ephezon Bell and Taylor Wilson, aspiring clothes designers.

Ephezon and Taylor will exhibit their designs along with 9 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.

Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, students learned how to empower their passion for clothing design using techniques that will help them follow through with their dreams of studying fashion design and merchandising.

Ephezon has been working on urban streetwear designs, claiming his inspiration reflects the, “edgy but relaxed style of the New York and Los Angeles streets.” His hope is to start his own business in fashion and find a business partner to work with him while in college.

“While at Erie 1, I have learned how to not only create garments from head to toe, but also how to create my own line of clothing from a business aspect, which I love,” said Ephezon.

Taylor’s style was largely inspired by musicals such as “Hairspray” and “Wicked.” As an amateur actress herself, Taylor feels her interest in the acting field will spur her likelihood of being successful in fashion merchandising.

“After graduation, I plan on going to GCC for two years studying fashion design and merchandising, later transferring to a four-year school,” Taylor stated. “My ambitions after college are to open my own custom design boutique.”

“Limitless” will be held on March 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lord & Taylor Court, presented by the Walden Galleria and Lord & Taylor. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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