We had the pleasure of attending Lamplighters’ H.M.S. Pinafore at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and saw our students’ work in action. What a voyage it was!
A group of Cañada students—the fourth to study Italian fashion abroad—saw a range of sustainable fashion innovations arising out of resource scarcity and a concern for the environment. Here’s what they found most striking.
Evening gown class makes its debut From pajamas to evening gowns, Cañada’s construction classes now cover it all! And the students are loving it. This week students in the inaugural Evening Gown Construction class, taught by Lynda Maynard, showed their final projects. Take a look! What does Maynard enjoy about teaching students how to make […]
A serger can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how well you know how to use it. Students who took the Basic Serging class this summer have a more amicable relationship with sergers as a result.
Eventually our students leave the proverbial nest and go on to design school, university or a career. For these students—as well as those taking their small businesses to the next level—Portfolio Development is the perfect class.
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 […]
… 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 […]
Federica Belli takes an unexpected journey from product design to fashion Student Federica Belli arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 when her husband began a business degree at U.C. Berkeley. Although the couple originally expected to stay for only two years, they’re still here! Last fall Federica began taking classes in the […]
The feeling of silk on your skin, a flash of color when you toss your jacket over your shoulder. A good lining is one of the great joys of sewing and fashion.
A funny thing happened a few weeks ago: At least a third of our Tailoring students showed the Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns as their final project. What is it about this coat? The Sapporo’s cocoon silhouette with diagonal seaming flatters any figure, and it can be made for cold or warm seasons, depending on […]