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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.

Evolution Wearable Art Fashion Show April 6

Evolution Wearable Art Fashion Show April 6

On April 6, 2014, the Impact Artists Gallery is holding their premier fundraising event, “Evolution…Wear Art Meets Fashion”. This wearable art runway competition features 60 unique, one-of-kind, wearable art fashions created by local and national artists. Taking place at the Tonawanda Castle Tickets to this fashion event are $35 but why not go for the whole experience with the purchase of a VIP ticket for $75. VIP ticket includes preferred seating at the runway show and an after party complete with champagne, desserts, a "swag bag" and an opportunity to meet and great the artists, fashion designers and models in full costume.

All proceeds from this event go to support the Impact Artists Gallery, a non-profit organization that provides a venue for local artists to exhibit, sell, collaborate and learn. Impact, a supporter of WNY artist for over 20 years, is truly a "Great place to hang."

How To Wear Pastels

How To Wear Pastels

 

Pastel colours are a huge trend and work well for all seasons. These shades can be very tricky so it’s important to know which colours work well with pastels.

Here are some helpful tips on how to wear pastels.

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of poverty and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Sole4souls looks for companies in the apparel and footwear industry to partner with to battle for the lives of people in natural diasters and to combat poverty.

Soles4souls is partnering with Planet Flops who make flip flops made of natural rubber and from every one flipflop purchased one goes to provide footwear to an impoverish adult and/or child in developing nations. It’s called the “Buy one, Give One” campaign. Planet Flop also has the Buy one Plant program that plants a tree in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair of its flip flop sold on its website. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls.

Ladies of Charity Hold 10th Annual “Dress for Less” Style Show

Ladies of Charity Hold 10th Annual “Dress for Less” Style Show

Looking to update your closet with some fabulous fall fashions? Come to the Ladies of Charity 11th Annual Dress for Less Style Show and basket raffle. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011.  Doors open at 11a.m in the Hearthstone Manor, located at 333 Dick Road, Depew, NY 14043.

Guest commentator Most Rev. Edward U. Kmiec, D.D., 13th Bishop of Buffalo, will be announcing the price of each donated outfit available for purchase. All the apparel is from “Lots of Clothes” Thrift Store.”  After lunch, participants are able to purchase the clothes featured in the fashion show. The cost for reservations by October 15 is $25 and reservations after that date is $30, lunch is included. All reservations must be received by October 17. For more information please call 895-4001.