Students in the Baltimore City Community College Fashion Design Program will headline an Artscape July 19 performance venue by putting on their own fashion show, and this year’s designs are terrific.
The show features selected men’s, women’s and children’s styles in a colorful spectrum of summer designs. Audience members will be introduced to the haute couture collections of senior-level BCCC students who have crafted and constructed each original garment by both hand and machine methods.
The show will take place from 2-3 p.m. on the Artscape Fashion Stage at Maryland and Mount Royal Avenues.
“I am very excited by the enthusiasm of my fellow BCCC classmates for this summer fashion showcase,” said Julie Bent, BCCC alumna and co-coordinator of the show. “We hope to impress Sunday’s audience with the high level of creativity and construction skills we acquired through our training in the BCCC Fashion Program.”
BCCC associate professor Sally Di Marco, longtime coordinator of the Fashion Design Program and a fixture in Baltimore area fashion for over 30 years, will oversee the Artscape venue.
BCCC is the only community college in the Baltimore region to offer a fashion design program. Graduates of the program have transferred to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Parson’s School of Design in New York City, and gone on to become successful fashion industry entrepreneurs.
In order to expose students to as many real-life perspectives as possible, Di Marco maintains a list of active alumni who return regularly to serve as guest lecturers and mentors. For more information, contact the BCCC Communications Office or Di Marco at 410-986-5522.