MC Fashion Program – Class of ‘19 with Marni Walker, YEGFashionista


Student Projects: Design Sketch: The Design process begins with a fashion sketch of the look & mood

Student Projects: Drafting & Construction: For each garment, from a sketch the student drafts a pattern, then tests it with  a prototype, before finally cutting and sewing the finished piece

Student Projects: Original Projects: Students design, pattern and sew several original projects before  tackling their final Collections

Collection Sneak Peek: Design sketches by each student, showing their 8 outfit Collection …

Collection Sneak Peek: Photo shoot day!

What a fabulous night!!! So much excitement surrounding this year’s New Designer Showcase, held September 12 at the Edmonton Aviation Museum.  There were VIP’s from MC College, the local fashion industry, and the Muse in attendance, but make no mistake – the Fashion Class of 2019 were the stars of the evening.  And they shone as bright as the spotlights, this group of students have been truly exceptional <3 They have made it to the finish line in a fast paced, compacted program achieving industry readiness in just twelve months.  The Fashion Program at MC College has grown and learned as well over it’s 30 year history, and is well regarded for delivering comprehensive industry training. Today two of the six MC College campuses offer the Fashion component, Edmonton and Winnipeg.  

The students often enter this Program with minimal experience, in one or more of the core components – illustration, pattern drafting, and/or sewing. The year is divided into three terms, the first is spent learning the basics in each of these fundamentals. The second term is spent applying the principles learned via original projects: a skirt, blouse, dress, corset and tailored jacket. In term three each graduate designs and produces their eight outfit Collection from start to finish. This includes illustrating the garments, creating the patterns and sewing all of the pieces.

In addition to the core subjects, students gain knowledge in everything else related to their craft. From Textiles and Historic Costume to Business Management and Retail Merchandising, industry tours and guest speakers, this Program covers all the bases. It’s a ton of work, and pressure too – but so is the fashion biz, and how to manage these elements and survive must be learned as well.

    A new group of students has just begun the program on September 3rd, and volunteered at the Fashion show with the exiting group of students which I taught this year.  They love seeing how things work backstage, and they get a wee bit closer to their own runway dreams becoming a reality in one year’s time.

    Take a fresh look at the MC College fashion program 😉
    And join us in welcoming the next generation of Canadian fashion designers #yeg!!!  

    The October Muse will have all the highlights from the 2019 New Designers Fashion Show for you. 
    The showcase this year included collections by MC College designers:  

    Amber Chaba, Sydney Alessandrini, Pamela Dela Cruz, Becky Boyd, Mercedes Marchewka, Fatima Kahedi, Raven Omeosoo, Fakhra Abrar, Lovell Giang, Alaa Rahal, Jasiel Soliman, Treasa Ruth, and Kyla Suess

    Skirts Afire Competition: Fakhra Abrar & Treasa Ruth entered the Skirts Afire Competition this spring, creating skirt designs using upcycled materials.  Congrats to Fakhra whose design won the first place prize!

    WCFW Spring’19 / Emerging Designer: Fatima Kahedi, Kyla Suess & Treasa Ruth were among the MC students who entered the Emerging Designer competition at Spring 2019 WCFW.  Shout out to Fatima whose design took first place honors!

    WEM Upcycle Design Challenge: Project Upcycle = 8 hours + 1 basket of materials, won by Pamela Dela Cruz 

    WEM Upcycle Design Challenge: Eight students entered the Challenge, here are their incredibly creative original designs

    MC College Fashion Show Teaser!

    Photos:

    • Marni Walker
    • Fakhra Abrar
    • Pamela Dela Cruz
    • Treasa Ruth 
    • Amber Chaba
    • MC College
    • Ronald Palmer