Work the Runway

You can catch the Fashion, Modeling and Cosmetology Club working the runway at their annual fashion show next week.


The FMC club gives aspiring fashion icons, models and cosmetologists hands-on experience with their craft.


Co-Sponsor Courtney Alexander said that attendees are in for a “surprise” at the fashion show.


“Models are practicing, stylists create styles for the models, the cosmetologists and administrative team have been preparing by setting up the scenes, practicing makeup techniques and looking into trends that are current,” she said.


The club allows students to work in a collaborative group setting to practice as well as showcase their talents.


President of FMC, Aris Brown said that the fashion show will be “bigger and better”.


“We’ve been doing different activities like the garbage bag challenge. FMC members had to face the challenge of creating a fashion forward look out of a garbage bag,” Brown said.


Senior Vercinda Burns was the show’s makeup artist for the show last year, and is looking forward to being a stylist this year.


“It’s so exciting working with FMC because we are all so creative and work well together. We have a mission of creating a phenomenal fashion show and I know we’ll do just that. Last year I did makeup and now I’m a stylist,” Burns said.  


FMC started preparations for the fashion show as early as November. Everyone works in their desired section within fashion, modeling, and cosmetology.


Senior Jeremiah Shipp is a transfer student who immediately got involved in FMC. He said that he joined to “show off” his styling skills.


“The atmosphere is really smooth and hands on. Everyone is doing their own thing and it just works so well for our team,” Shipp said.

Alexander said that the cafeteria will be transformed into a runway for the fashion show.


“We have a stage that’s elevated, it’s is a very intimate setting, It’s similar to New York Fashion Week. The audience is right next to where the models are walking. The color scheme will transform the entire cafeteria into a fashion show,” Alexander said.


The FMC Fashion show will be held on April 20. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:30PM and they will sell out “fast.”


“I think everyone should come out and support. You can definitely expect some over flee fits and some beautiful models,” Shipp said.