By Gina Sanchez
Sacramento State University student, Age 20
As if Sacramento State wasn’t amazing enough for hosting a fashion show on their campus on November 6th of this year, but they also made it a charity show to benefit the women’s and children’s shelter My Sister’s House and The Volunteer Center of Sacramento—an organization that helps families in need with projects such as ‘Adopt-a-Family’ and ‘Birthday Magic’.
Believe it or not, charity fashion shows happen once a semester on Sac State’s campus, courtesy of their campus organization named the ‘Student Fashion Association’. Along with networking mixers, fashion workshops and seminars, SFA hosts fashion shows for great causes—all the while showcasing work of student and local fashion designers and stylists (who dressed models in clothing found at local Sacramento boutique, Article Consignment). This year’s theme was ‘Fashion by Design’—which was reflected by the metallic and light-up props that were displayed on the runway.
Student designers from Sacramento State, San Joaquin Delta College and designers and stylists from American River College had the opportunity that night to experience what it was like to show their clothing in a fashion show. Even Sac State alumni Lacey Taylor joined in on all the fun and glamour of the show with her colorful and playful fashion line ‘Jezebel Spirit’.
“I was mainly inspired by the fabric.” states Taylor, who was an apparel marketing and design major at Sac State just last year. “I bought the yellow apple and green birdie fabric back in June for only a few bucks from Hancock fabric. The fabric reminded me of something you would see on Modcloth, so I wanted to go retro with my outfits.”
The Future by Design show was hosted by Meg White, owner of Action Boot Camps and who has some modeling background as well. SFA allowed for many vendors to set up shop behind the audience seats to sell and promote their products during the beginning of the show and intermission—local fashionistas excitedly chatted with the fashion show attendees and showed off their flair and passion for fashion at their booths.
The fashion show was a success—rows were filled by many happy attendees both impressed and inspired by the looks that went down the runway. Members of the Student Fashion Association were also very pleased with the turnout.
“It meant a lot that so many people wanted to support SFA and the charities that will benefit from this.” said Elysa Quintella, a freshman at Sacramento State and member of SFA. “I’m already looking forward to plan the next show!”