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New Beginnings

Earlier this week 27 students from our Beginning Construction class showed their final projects to one another and to instructor Kathleen Lorist. Each student made a t-shirt, a pair of pajama pants and a vest. After that they could make whatever “lab garment” they chose. Once again we were so impressed by their work and […]

Laura Tran Takes Her Passion Online

Laura Tran just started taking fashion courses at Cañada, but she’s already making her mark in and outside of class. We asked Laura more about her and her business. Here’s what she had to say. Cañada fashion department (CFD): Tell us a little about your background. Laura Tran (LT): I’m a Bay Area local, born […]

Spring Contest: Which Design Was Your Favorite?

Big smiles and animated conversation abounded last week at Cañada fashion department’s annual celebration tea. Students, friends and family all gathered to honor the students who completed certificates and degrees this spring, as well as those who were awarded scholarships. Most anticipated, however, was the news of this year’s design contest winners. A total of […]

FabMarvelous FabMo!

If you love fabrics, a day spent at textile rescue organization FabMo is a day you won’t soon forget. Check out their Special Sale this Saturday, April 27 beginning at 9AM sharp! Find more information about the event here. For more information about FabMo click here. Note that some events require an appointment.

Tri, Tri Again!

Septuagenarian student Ruthie Callahan is a master triathlete whose hard work pays off in fashion as well as athletics. We wanted to know more about Ruthie and her many accomplishments. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): You’re a very accomplished athlete. Tell us about the triathlons you compete in. RC: I started at age 49 doing sprint […]

Student Launches Brand

The company and its founder are both shrouded in mystery. A clandestine interview with an anonymous entrepreneur is not how most of our blog posts start out. But this is not a typical student, who wants to be identified only as “Mason” for this article. Here’s what we learned from him. CFD: You started your […]

Has Pantone’s Color of the Year Panned Out?

CFD looks for shades of “Living Coral” Pantone Color Institute has been selecting a featured Color of the Year (COY) for 20 years now. Designers of all sorts look to Pantone for guidance as to upcoming lines of clothing, accessories, home furnishings and more. Ultimately, however, it is retailers and shoppers who determine whether the […]

Student Combines Art & Fashion

Artist and educator Charlotte Kruk has been a student in the Cañada fashion department for only a short time, but her enthusiasm and creativity are already being noticed. Charlotte’s background is as a fine artist. She studied sculpture, metalsmithing and jewelry-making at San Jose State University. No fashion or textiles classes were offered, as she […]

Student’s Life Takes Dramatic Turn …

… and she’s loving it! We sat down with student Nika Cassaro this week to hear about her work on Pocket Opera’s production of Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD):    Tell me about Elixir of Love. NC:      The plot’s very simple. Nemorino is in love with Adina. He is poor and […]