Genesee Community College Students Prepare for an "A la mode" Fashion Show

The 30th annual fashion show is just around the corner and second year fashion merchandising students at Genesee Community College are eagerly preparing for this year’s production with "a la mode.

The 30th annual fashion show is just around the corner and second year fashion merchandising students at Genesee Community College are eagerly preparing for this year’s production with "a la mode." Anticipation and excitement continue to grow as students try to incorporate the theme of "served with dessert" while sticking to the traditional 30th annual gift theme of diamonds and pearls.
Coming up in the fall, the College will be offering a Fashion Design concentration for students who are serious about making original creations and would like the tools to turn their interests into a career.
“Students have already started producing their own clothing that will be included in this year’s show,” explained professor of Fashion Merchandising Rick Dudkowski. “They have also created a beautiful quilt that will be on display and they will raffle the quilt at the end of the evening. “
This year’s show will be a celebration of fashion as well as a tribute to two retiring, and long-term supporters of fashion curriculum, according to Dudkowski.
“The 30th annual fashion show is dedicated to Dr. Stuart Steiner and also Mr. Michael Stoll, who are both retiring this year,” Dudkowski announced. “The President and Dean have always done all they can to support the annual production and the fashion students who work hard every year.”
The GCC fashion show provides guests of all ages with a glimpse of the glamorous and ever changing world of fashion. Two shows are scheduled for April 30th, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Forum at the Batavia Campus.

“The show promises to be exciting and also will have a huge assortment of clothing including international, children's, bridal and many original designs,” said Dudkowski.
Guests can look forward to original creations from the students as well as designs from known clothing lines around Western New York. Viewers will be captivated by authentic outfits made of all organic or recycled materials along with high fashion garments that will radiate down the runway. Other scenes will include menswear, lingerie, plus sizes, swim wear and street wear. After the show concludes, entertainment will continue with tasty refreshments and spectacular door prizes.
Presale tickets for $5 are strongly encouraged but they will also be available at the door for $7. To order tickets or for additional information place contact Fashion Show secretary Cheryl Young at (585) 345-6830.
The “a la mode” lineup includes:

  • Bollywood Candy- Fashions from India brought into western civilization featuring bright colors and embroidery. Scene Coordinator- Sharon Deviana (India).
  • Offbeat Sweets- Punk themed with a touch of glitzy glamour includes pops of color along with sequins and rhinestones. Scene Coordinator- Roxanne Browne (Nunda, NY).
  • Berry Berry Extraordinary- A plus size scene featuring all the classic styles and new trends for spring 2011. Scene Coordinators- Kristyna Jaquin (Syracuse, NY) and Megan Crowley (Medina, NY).
  • Sweet Creams & Green Seems- An eco-scene that exhibits casual clothes people can relate to but all are made from organic/recycled fibers/fabrics. Scene Coordinator- Jessica Veltre (Churchville, NY).
  • Crème de la Crème- A little bit hipster and a little bit vintage – this scene fuses all the best elements of street style. Scene Coordinators- Amy Breuer (Oneonta, NY) and Joanna Stacy (Bergen, NY).
  • A la de licious- Girls night out featuring brightly colored dress. Scene Coordinators Shaday Gibbs (Pittsburgh, PA) and Shartanay Gibbs(Pittsburgh, PA).
  • Taste of Lace- All about the latest trends in lace; looking classy with antique-style while being risky and showing some skin. Scene Coordinator- Michelle Fuller (Trumansburg, NY).
  • With Sprinkles- Features the latest children’s clothing. Scene Coordinator- Jessica Veltre (Churchville, NY).
  • Rocky Road- Country couture featuring sequin dresses and cowboy boots. Scene Coordinator- Kristen Tracy (Auburn, NY).
  • African Sorbet- Captures the essence of the flavorful and vibrant pigments in sorbet while intertwining exotic, playful African styled attire. Scene Coordinators- Nana Gyesi (New York, NY).
  • Sundae Seduction-inspired by decadent desserts all the latest lingerie looks this season. Scene Coordinators- Kolette Amendola (Long Island, NY) and Megan Crowley (Medina, NY).
  • Delicious Animalicious- The latest bathing suit trends featuring animal prints and fur. Scene Coordinator- Kirsten Razz (Clifton Park, NY).
  • Le Dolce Amore- Taking bridal to the next step by using high fashion trends, techniques, and spring colors to brighten up traditional bridal tendencies. Scene Coordinators- Lorraine Briggs (Rochester, NY) and Kaitlin Patterson (Rochester, NY).

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