Each spring the fashion department holds a contest featuring student work. Students are given a theme and a list of requirements they must adhere to.

This year our students were asked to make a cocktail dress, using fabrics from a “mystery package” they picked up from the department. They were to use at least half of all fabrics in their mystery package, though they could add other fabrics and trims as needed. Their dresses must fit one of the department’s dress forms and must have closures that allow it to be put on and taken off the dress form.

2015 winners. The contest theme was Play It Again. Students were asked to incorporate reused materials.

The contest is open to students at any level of proficiency, but you would be amazed by what even the beginning students are able to create!

A number of entries from the 2016 Mystery Fabric Challenge.

This year’s contest winners will be announced this Friday, May 4th at 3PM in Room 255 during our annual department celebration and tea. If you plan to attend and haven’t yet RSVP’d, please do so right away by sending an email to Peggy Perruccio at perrucciop@smccd.edu. We hope to see you there!

Each student presents his or her work during the tea. Guests get to hear about the challenges the students faced and how they overcame them.
Billy Lash presents his winning evening gown in 2017.