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Nassau BOCES Barry Tech students present their ‘City Chic’ fashions on the runway during the school’s annual fashion show

Barry Tech Fashion Design Technology Students

Future fashion designers had a chance to walk the runway during the Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Annual Fashion Show. Fashion Design Technology students proudly strutted down the catwalk modeling their original and colorful creations.

 This year’s theme, “City Chic,” featured first and second-year students showcasing their original designs that can be worn in any metropolitan or urban setting. The classroom was transformed into a beautiful showroom, complete with elegant decorations and a lighted runway. The culinary department cooked up a delicious lunch for the crowd.

“The students created beautiful garments inspired by famous cities around the world,” said Barry Tech Fashion Design Technology Teacher Deanna Costello. “The class used couture sewing techniques to create luxurious outfits, and used edgy fabric for a down town look. The class constructed all their garments themselves, and it all began with a sketch.”

The Fashion Design Technology course at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech gives students an overview of the fashion industry, with the emphasis on the creative side of fashion design. Students learn on state-of-the art equipment such as dress forms and industrial sewing machines. Throughout the course, they compile a professional portfolio to showcase their work, as well as create garments that will be highlighted on the runway during the popular fashion show.

The fashions, designed by the students themselves, included everything from funky day casual to elegant evening wear.

First-year student Edward Intzin, Westbury UFSD, said he’s been watching the Victoria Secret fashion shows for years! “Of course, I made more appropriate clothes for this show,” he laughed. “I love the way the satin and lace look and feel together.” His longtime friend, Brenda Diaz, also from Westbury, modeled the satin and lace outfit in the show.

 Corbin Garcia, Glen Cove UFSD, modeled his own design on the runway. He collaborated with his friend, Robert Conti, Wantagh UFSD, to offer what they call “City Chic to Sandy Beaches.”

Camilla Perez, a student in the Child Care course, modeled a striking red gown designed by her friend Firial El Shaer. “French fashion designer Givency is such an inspiration to me! He’s made clothes for the Kardashians, and I just love his work!”