The fashion department at Cañada offers classes for all skill levels, including Beginning Construction. For more advanced students who are ready to adapt existing designs and make them their own, we offer Designer Techniques—a class taught by our in-house expert Ronda Chaney, guest speakers and the students themselves! Each week one or two students present […]
Creativity can be an elusive thing, yet it’s something we in fashion need to call on frequently. In the Designer Techniques class, for example, students are asked to go beyond what a pattern calls for and add their own clever touches. But what can you do when the ideas just aren’t there? Earlier this week […]
It was all smiles and laughter last week when Costanza Menchi and Cañada students got together for a reunion celebration. Costanza, a fashion historian specializing in Italian fashion, has been our guide for the Study Abroad in Italy course the past three years. Costanza’s warm and engaging personality make her informative lectures and tours a true pleasure. […]
Students in the History of Fashion class learn there’s more to a real toga party than wearing bed sheets and drinking beer!
Students show their final garments in Tailoring as the winter semester draws to a close.
Anyone who has sewn has probably used a flat pattern. You choose a design you like from a pattern book at the fabric store, lay it out on your fabric, cut and sew. But what if you want to create your own design and be able to make something wearable—or, even more challenging, make it […]
Is costuming an interest of yours—possibly even as a career? If so Introduction to the Costume Industry may be just the class for you. Sign up now before it fills up!
Have you ever had an item of clothing you loved so much you just couldn’t part with it, no matter how threadbare it got? Or maybe you have a garment that fits great, but you never really liked the color. If so Copying Ready to Wear is a great class for you! Taught by expert […]
Our students and faculty are back from their fashion adventures in Italy! Here are some of the photos they took there—only a small fraction of the memories they’ll carry with them for years to come. Getting a closer look during a tour of a leather workshop in Florence.
A group of 21 Cañada fashion students are on their way to Italy! Can’t wait to hear all about it when they get back! Safe travels, guys!