Palomar’s Trend Merchandising & Design Program hosts its end-of-year vogue present on YouTube, in step with vogue business practices through the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN MARCOS — Each spring, culminating a yr of painstaking work by a crew of college and college students, the MODA Trend Present offers a stunning showcase of the Palomar Faculty Trend Merchandising & Design program.
However this yr, because of the continued COVID-19 disaster, MODA went digital. On Friday, Might 7, the pre-recorded occasion premiered on YouTube.
“I feel COVID has made us all re-evaluate all the things we have to do, and the way we do it. That’s not a detrimental factor,” mentioned Rita Campo Griggs, who teaches Trend Merchandising and coordinates the annual present.
“We noticed that the business was doing their vogue reveals nearly and placing them out on YouTube or on their web sites,” she defined. “We took our cue from the business and got here up with our personal imaginative and prescient of the manufacturing.”
Like almost all of Palomar’s lessons this spring, Trend Merchandising & Design programs have been supplied in a distant format—”all the things from starting stitching,” mentioned Griggs. “And the lessons are full. They’re watching movies, assembly with the instructors, producing clothes, and now they’ve been in a position to share it with us for the present.”
To supply the MODA movie, the style present crew used a classroom on campus and took precautions whereas filming—as an illustration, limiting the runway to at least one mannequin at a time.
Two of this yr’s MODA designers, sisters Alejandra and Elizabeth Cisneros, mentioned in an e-mail that they’ve already put their classroom and fashion-show expertise to make use of in launching a household enterprise making garments and equipment.
“We have been happy with the expertise—the result was higher than we each anticipated, since this was our first time seeing our designs worn and walked down the runway,” they wrote. “What we realized concerning the vogue business whereas taking part in MODA was that it takes a lot time and work to finish a complete outfit … however it’s price it on the finish.”
To assist produce MODA, college students take a particular course, which this semester included 16 college students. The designs have been submitted from college students all through this system.
“I feel it was an excellent present,” mentioned Griggs. “We’re all the time studying, and I feel I can see loads of optimistic points of doing a vogue present on tape. A dwell present is fantastic, however whenever you do one on tape and it has a storyline to it, it sort of lasts eternally. It’s been good to reimagine what a vogue present may be.”