15 Minutes with 14 Fashion Graduates

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Earlier this week, I sat down with the 2013 graduating Fashion class at MC College Edmonton. For the past 12 months, they were taught by leaders in Edmonton’s fashion industry: Tammy, Alisha, Kelsey and Suzy. We had a quick chat about their experiences, upcoming collections, goals, and advice. Below are a few highlights from our 15 minute chat.

It’s been 12 months of hard work. How was the process?

Various: Stressful | Go-go-go! | It’s hard but worth it!

Where do you find your creativity?

Katie: History and Victorian era

Millie: Mermaids and characters

Jessalyn: Mexican culture and lifestyle

Tell me about your line and collection. 

Sneha: Indian Culture – the details and silhouettes

Millie: Mermaids, soft colors, netting, festival wear, custom prints

Danny: Post-apocalypse, new age, texture, hard lines, metallic

Katie: Beauty is Strength, natural fabrics

Heather: Line is called Solstice. It’s dramatic, good vs. evil in fairytales

Farrah: My line is called Karmiah. It’s high end contemporary, fun, sassy ready-to-wear

What are your plans after graduation?

Farrah: Working on going to West Hollywood for an internship with Bebe

Katie: Interning in Kenya for an organization where all proceeds from their clothing line goes back into the charity. I will also be develop a children’s line for them. The organization is Amani Hijou

Danny: I want to develop [costumes for] characters and intern with Cirque du Soleil

Five years from now. Where do you see yourself?

Danny: Creating zombies!

Farrah: Opening a salon and spa with clothing section for my line

Heather: Opening a Made-to-Measure store

Millie: I want to open an online store before opening a store on Whyte Ave where it is open at night and it could also be an art gallery

Jesica: I want to open a Made-to-Measure store for plus-size women

After completing the program, what advice would you give to the students starting in September?

Various:  It’s worth it! | It’s a lot of work | Sleep! | Save money as materials and supplies cost a lot | Have a grasp of time-management | Have ideas logged, even a rough sketch – when you have a hectic schedule it’s great to have something to fall back on

Congratulations to the 2013 graduating class! 

To see all 14 graduating collections, please visit us at Western Canada Fashion Week on September 19! For more details, visit WCFW.