Western Wayne’s Road Trip to Fashion Show a Success

Pictured are the student designers and student models from Western Wayne’s Road Trip to Fashion Show. From left standing: Erin Murphy, Gabby Tetreault, Noelle Orehek, Lily Visceglia, Emily Pavlicek, Victoria Petrosky, Isabel Valentin, Gabby Ostolaza, Shauna McAndrew, Abby Black, Rachel Hoch, Trina Barcarola, Maggie Millon, and Meghann Clark. From left, sitting: Mitchell Herzog, Alex Kuha, Johnny Barcarola, Leonard Johnson, Kobe Sauter, Ed Sledzinski, and Mrs. Colleen Carmody, show director and fashion teacher.

Western Wayne hosted its second annual community fashion show on Friday, May 31, in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the high school.  Two hundred dollars was raised from the event to benefit local food pantries and the Dessin Animal Shelter.

          The show titled Road Trip to Fashion featured the senior collections of students Victoria Petrosky, whose collection was titled “Elegance,” and Isabel Valentin, whose collection was titled “Inspiring Vintage.”

The show also featured pieces from students in textile, fashion I, and fashion II classes at Western Wayne.

Another main aspect of the fashion show was the competitive portion in which seniors Victoria and Isabel worked with teams of student designers and student models to create and showcase fashions for the theme Road Trip to Fashion.  Victoria’s team was called Border to Border Fashion and consisted of student designers, Abby Black, Shauna McAndrew, Noelle Orehek, and Emily Pavlicek; student models, Lily Visceglia, Gabby Tetreault, Leonard Johnson, and Johnny Barcarola.  Isabel’s team was called Rhapsody’s Caravan and consisted of student designers, Meghann Clark, Trina Barcarola, Maggie Millon, and Erin Murphy; student models, Rachel Hoch, Gabby Ostolaza, Kobe Sauter, and Alex Kuha.

 The week of the show the students learned the theme and pieces they needed to create for the competitive portion of the show.  For their Road Trip to Fashion themed collection each team had to create a variety of garments including:  a simple romper to capture the feel of the sea, water, warm climate or sailing as found on the Eastern Seaboard; bibbed joggers to capture a Midwestern appeal; a two-piece outfit: capris, vest, and scarf to portray life as a mountain climber in the Rockies; from sheer curtains provided, a wrap (only) style halter dress, cape overlay, and organic belt to depict Desert life; and with clear plastic, netting and white banding, and lights provided, they created either a one or two piece winter avant-garde gown to capture the glistening of the snow and northern light of Alaska.

This portion of the show was judged and Victoria’s team “Border to Border Fashion” won by six points.  Isabel’s team “Rhapsody’s Caravan” won the audience vote.

 As her senior project, sophomore Emily Pavlicek worked with show director and fashion teacher Mrs. Colleen Carmody to design the hallway leading to the auditorium and the set, along with collecting the money raised to go to local food pantries and the Dessin Animal Shelter.  Emily also designed a very special dress for the show. The dress was created to emphasize this year’s theme Road Trip to Fashion.  The dress consisted of a satin bodice and laminated skirt made from collected paper maps.   The collar of the dress was made of black vinyl and wire, the train of black and yellow tulle in combination with the vinyl was used to emphasize the roadways of the United States.  In addition, earlier this year, Emily was the proud recipient of the Wayne County Youth Advisory Grant, the funds bought supplies for present and future shows and displays.

Carmody feels very proud of all of her students’ accomplishments and looks forward to the event next year.

“It was wonderful to see everyone’s hard work come together in our show,” Carmody said. “It is great to see our students’ talent brought to life on stage.”

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