Winnipeg Fashion Design Open House

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Last week, Winnipeg MC College hosted an Open House for the Fashion Design program. Friends, family members, fashionistas and the public, came through our doors to meet the students and get a sneak preview of their New Designers Collection.

With 4 weeks left in the 12 month program, students were ecstatic to unveil their months of hard work in sketching, drafting and production. From casual to evening wear, the collections included sheer fabrics, cut-outs, lace and eye catching prints. Students drew inspiration for their clothing designs from various outlets: a visit to the art gallery, local architecture and past fashion icons etc.

Throughout the event, students received feedback on their designs, gained insight into their target market and learned how to promote themselves.

seeing their work on display gave them confidence and made them realize that their hard work over the year was paying off. The Open House will help motivate them to cross the finish line” said MC College Fashion Design Instructor, Brenda Speirs-Fryatt.

Congrats to the following students. You did an amazing job at the Open House!

Carrie-Ann Wilson

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Cassandra Laroque

Domonique Stewart

Francesca Salenga

Madison Tooth


Ruta Tewelde


The New Designers Collection will be premiering in Fall 2014. As part of the Fashion Design program, students design, create and present their final collections, which consists of 8 original outfits, in a run-way show. Stay tuned to find out how you can attend this fashion show!

For more information about the Fashion Design and Apparel Production Program, visit:



Open house was a success!

If you attended our Open House last weekend, thanks! Over 300 people came through our doors to check out our Hairstyling, Esthetics and Fashion Design* programs, and experience the vibrant student atmosphere.

Our students were available to give tours of the campus and do complimentary services such as manicures, hand massages and mini hair make-overs. Both guests and students had a blast with our MC College frame at the photo booth:

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In one classroom, computers were set up so guests can explore Artist Access; MC College’s online learning resource. In Artist Access, students can access their textbooks and classroom materials from their smart phones, tablets and laptops… anywhere, anytime. In another classroom, there were Financial Advisors from BMO, RBC and CIBC available to answer questions about financing and funding.


At the event, every campus held a student-led photo shoot. From Gossip Girl to Hollywood glamour and Walking Dead themed photo shoots, MC College students did hair, make-up and wardrobe styling on models, and directed the photo shoot.

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Potential students and their families had the chance to experience student life through hands-on, interactive demos. MC College students, staff and alumni showed guests how to do trendy nail art, smokey eye make-up, fashion design sketching and up-dos for prom.


Each campus drew for a $1000 scholarship to MC College. Congratulations to the following winners: Avory Kania, Kyle Adrian, Amanda Borisow, Lori Sawatzky, Megan Schalk, Emanuela Sofineti and Jessica Bushey! We can’t wait for you to start at MC College!

Missed the Open House? No worries! You can contact our Admissions Advisors year-round to set up a campus tour. They are more than happy to answer your questions and show you around the campus.

See you next year!!

*the Fashion Design program is currently only offered in Edmonton and Winnipeg.


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On April 26, we’re hosting an Open House between 10am to 2pm at all 7 campuses. Each campus will be giving away a $1000 tuition scholarship to MC College!

Visit the event to learn about MC College’s Hairstyling, Esthetics and Fashion Design* programs, and experience the exciting student atmosphere. There will be campus tours, a photo booth, and complimentary snacks and beverages. At the photo booth, don’t forget to hashtag, #mccollege or #MCOpenHouse, to get your picture featured on our website!

Current students will give mini manicures and hand massages, as well as showcase their work. Throughout the event, you’ll have the opportunity to watch and help MC College students prepare for an editorial photo shoot; from hair and make-up to wardrobe styling and camera work.

Interested in hands-on work? Staff and Alumni will be having exclusive medi-spa, make-up and hairstyling demonstrations. MC College students will demonstrate hands-on training techniques in nail art and hair coloring.

In Edmonton and Winnipeg, fashion design students and alumni will show you how to do fashion design sketches using Adobe Illustrator, pastels and water colors.

*Fashion Design Program is currently only available in Edmonton and Winnipeg.

RSVP online so we can help you make the most of your visit!
Our Admissions Advisors are happy to answer any of your questions! If you are unable to make it to our Open House, you can contact us year-round to set up a campus tour with an Admissions Advisor.