Save the Date for GCC’s 35th Fashion Show

Theme “Fashion Is…” Covers All Aspects of the Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Batavia, NY- Community members of all ages should save the date for Genesee Community College’s 35th Annual Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016. This year’s show is entitled “Fashion Is…” and will represent an edgy, reinvented program that features the work, energy and creative endeavors of students in both the Fashion Merchandising Management and the Fashion Design programs at GCC.

The theme, “Fashion Is…” gives students the opportunity to not only express their creativity and own personal styles, but touches on how fashion influences every aspect of our culture—from clothing designs released on Parisian runways to the latest cars unveiled in Detroit, from today’s thematic weddings to presidential campaigns. GCC students want the people of Western New York to appreciate the significant role fashion plays in our culture and its multi-billion dollar impact on business throughout the world. A short slideshow video created by GCC sophomore Lauren Countryman, illustrates the opportunities and ideas and the endless possibilities of today’s fashion industry.

“Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It is movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be,” according to the character Blair Waldorf, from Gossip Girl. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, the event continues to offer two complete shows scheduled on April 30 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the William W. Stuart Forum of GCC’s Batavia Campus. Tickets for the show are available for $5 in advance or $7 at the door and can be purchased by calling 585-345-6830. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Sponsors for the production are currently being solicited and accepted. Business donations of $10 or personal donations of $5 are available. To extend appreciation, the business or personal name will be included in the souvenir program and the fashion show’s website. If writing a check please make checks payable to GCCA. To schedule a time for pick up or to make special arrangements for your donation, please contact Cheryl Young, 585-345-6830.

To stay current on details and information about this year’s show and to view the student produced video, check out the GCC student blog:

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: