Fashion Department Hosts Show and Wins Awards

Urban Escape, the 2019 Student Fashion Design and Merchandising Annual Fashion Show hit the runway on Tuesday, May 7 at the Wilshire Auditorium. The student designers and makers showed their best work making it difficult for the industry judges to determine the winners.

With more than 35 looks to choose from, decisions were tough, but after animated debate the following students were selected:

Student Designers
Best of show – CJ Escamillo
Best salability – Brenton Neal
Best use of materials and fabrics – Jenice Kang
Runner up in best use of materials and fabrics – Dorian Weldon-Obando
Best display of pattermaking /draping skills – Ana Resendiz
Best construction – Jenice Kang
Best collection – Yoshi Enomoto

Industry Judges
Rosy Muto – JRprosLLC
Heather Skop – The Place Showroom
Sam Suon – The Place Showroom
Jonathan Tio – Prima-Tex Industries
Jennifer Backoff – The M Showroom

Laura Carter was chosen to use her submitted design for the Fashion Department’s T-shirts.

High School Contest Winners

High School Contest Winner

The FC Fashion Club also hosted a contest for high school students to re-purpose or re-design a garment. The winners of this contest were Madeline Sigur from Rosary Academy High School and Alexis Garcia from Savanna High School.

Along with hosting their annual fashion show, the Fashion Department made Fullerton College history when it participated in the California Fashion Association scholarship awards. For the first time, the department was able to send three applications to the CFA scholarship program. These submissions put Fullerton College alongside entries from private fashion universities and colleges and other esteemed educational institutes of fashion design.

Dorian Weldon-Obando with his two awards

Dorian Weldon-Obando’ s couture design was chosen by the CFA to win both the Naked Cashmere Award for Fashion Design and the Greenberg Glusker Award for Brand Development. These awards are his second off-campus fashion design awards and his first fashion industry recognition to create a brand centerpiece. Along with the CFA scholarship award, Weldon-Obando has also been awarded the Betty Mc Gown Memorial Home Economic Award Scholarship.

Learn more about the program by visiting the fashion design website.

Author: Fullerton College

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