Showing Off their Sense of Style

Fashion Marketing students walk the runway showcasing spring fashion

Fashion Marketing students hit the catwalk donning some of the hottest spring fashions. The annual fashion show was held in the commons on April 2 during all four lunch shifts.

The event was student planned, from the fashion right down to the music.

Fashion Marketing teacher Tracy Edwards explained that planning and producing a fashion show is one of the state standards for her class. Edwards said this is one of her favorite parts of the year and believes putting on the event teaches her students to work together as a team.

“It’s always fun to watch the class having fun together ‘strutting their stuff,’” Edwards said.

Junior Sydney Nelson is a student in the class.

“We planned the whole thing the day of essentially,” Nelson said. “We didn’t go to first or second block; instead, we went and set up the stage and then went straight to hair and makeup before getting dressed.”

Students said they researched this year’s most popular fashions and tried to find clothing that was both trending and would fit the Roaring Twenties prom theme.

Warrenton Jewelers provided apparel for the boys and Atelier Weddings on Route 29 provided the dresses for the girls.

Tonya Smith’s cosmetology students did hair and makeup.

Audrey Rader predicts that prom-goers can expect to see a lot of emerald green and red dresses with deep V necks.

Senior Grant Colgan thinks red dresses matched with black tuxedos will be a popular choice.

“The most popular trend for girls will probably be the high slit dresses and for guys, I think they will wear a lot of different colored suits,” Wetzel said. “Like navy or red and stray away from the traditional black.”

As for hair, Sherman pointed out the reappearance of an old trend.

“I think updos are going to be popular this year because I have noticed they really started to come back.”

Many of the students who participated this year had different favorite parts of the show and liked different looks. Sophomore Audrey Rader enjoyed getting her hair done by the cosmetology team.

“My favorite part was getting my hair done,” Rader said. “It was really fun to hang out with the girls in the cosmetology room, chat with them, and getting to know the girl who was doing my hair.”

“My favorite part [of the fashion show] was when wefinally got to just go out and walk after setting up everything and having the stress of how it would all go down go away,” junior Kylie Wetzel said.

“My favorite look was John’s prom look because he brought in these black and white shoes that tied into the prom theme.”

Seniors Sydney Sherman and Grant Colgan both shared similar favorite memories from the event. “The best part was when people cheered when we walked out and the crowd got all riled up,” said Sherman.

Colgan agreed. “The best part was when all my friends yelled for me when I came out onto the runway.”