Manitoba’s Newest Designers

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From sassy evening gowns to menswear-inspired pieces, students and staff from the Fashion Design and Apparel Production Program at MC College Winnipeg showcased their final collections at the New Designers Fashion Show. The show, held at The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film on the University of Winnipeg campus, was sold out to an audience of family, friends and prominent members in Manitoba’s fashion industry.

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In attendance were Angela Vogt Schellenberg and Elayna Bilous from Black Caviar Productions, who tweeted during the show, “MC College show was excellent!! Congrats to all the grads!”

Charizabel Dizon, a fashion blogger who also attended, featured the New Designers Fashion Show in her latest blog post: http://dizonizabell.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/new-designers-2013-2014/

The graduates: Jo-Anna Wells, Kari Manty, Wilma Winberg, Melanie Wrob, Olabimpe Ofime and Victoria Kakuktinniq watched in anticipation as models strutted across the runway; showcasing their year’s worth of dedication and hard work.

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Every year, graduates design, create and present their final collections in a run-way show and are given the  opportunity to network with staff at MC College, local designers and fashion bloggers. For more information about the Fashion Design and Apparel Production Program, visit: http://www.mccollege.ca/fashion_program/?

MC College Fashion Grads Show Their Stuff

blue dress corset JacketLast night the 2013 graduating class of the Fashion Design program at MC College Edmonton showcased their graduating collections in a stunning runway fashion show as part of Western Canada Fashion Week.  The collections varied from flowery, flirty resort wear to futuristic street wear.  The show, held at the Transalta Arts Barns, was completely sold out with a capacity crowd of 300 guests, family, friends and fashionistas.

 Even the fashion experts were impressed.  Avenue magazine tweeted “Really impressed with the student designs from MC College”.  Local Fashion Guy, John Chwyl from Kingsway Mall said “….the students’ collections were very impressive. MC College should be proud…and not just of the talented students but the teacher support for them, that is obviously equally as talented. My two stand out collections were Heather Curtis and Daniel Bullock. I know I will be able to say ‘I saw Daniel’s graduation collection’ when he becomes a huge star!’”

 The graduates: Heather Curtis, Krzysia Schwartz, Millie Cameron, Katherina Buyer, Farrah Hart, Aman Chahal, Jessica Barthel, Sneha Parvez, Aimee Ricard, Imarie Darkstone, Yushan Zhang, Ashlynn King, Jessalyn Vickery and Daniel Bullock had their moment in the spot light amidst photographers’ flashing cameras and cheers from the crowd.

The annual graduating fashion show is truly a showcase of MC College student and staff talent.  Technical Advisor, Renato Candia, and Esthetics Instructor, Bryce Munroe, supervised the backstage work of Hairstyling and Esthetics students as they created beautiful looks for eighteen models at a frantic pace. It was a great night all around.