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 […]

Farewell, Karl Lagerfeld

A pictorial tribute to his career and impact By now you’ve heard about the passing of fashion mega-designer Karl Lagerfeld, and many have already honored him in the press. Here is our favorite piece about Lagerfeld’s career, along with our own homage (below) to the fearless designer. These “before and after” images demonstrate the immense impact he had […]

Street Style: Where Fashion Finds Inspiration

When you think of fashion, glamorous runways may come to mind—complete with flashing cameras and impossibly long-limbed models. We could call this a “top-down” view, where big-name designers decide what the Next Big Thing is going to be. But fashion is as bottom-up as it is top-down, and the truth is that the zone in […]

Workshop Nurtures Creativity

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 […]

Italian Fashion Quiz

How well do you know Italian fashion design? Test your IQ (Italian fashion Quotient) below! What Italian designer is known for his use of bold reds? For what major Italian fashion house is Allesandro Michele currently the Creative Director? What 1980s TV show featured men’s clothing by Giorgio Armani? Pitti Uomo is a) a famous […]

Angela Lan Models Girl Power at Festival

The last time we checked in with Cañada fashion student Angela Lan was in early 2017, when her book #OOTD had just come out. The book features her designs, tailor-made for teens with style, including full-size patterns! Since then Angela has continued to promote her book through her blog and a long list of speaking engagements. […]

Alumna Returns after Distinguished Career Abroad

Alison “Ali” Rasch started in the Cañada College fashion department in 1999—nearly 20 years ago. At the time she was a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School “ready to go to college.” She was interested in fashion design and managed to take courses at Cañada part-time while completing her high school diploma. Ali remembers taking Beginning Clothing […]

Artistry in Fashion—Designer Spotlight

You will find dozens of incredible designers exhibiting at our Artistry in Fashion event on Saturday, September 29th. (That’s just over a week away!). Here we spotlight just a few who have something in common. Can you figure out what it is? Lenore Collection Lenore Collection makes eco-friendly, hand-woven and hand-crocheted products. Known best for their handbags, […]

There’s More to Pink than You Think!

A new exhibit called Pink just opened at the Museum at FIT in New York City, and Cañada fashion department team member Shana McCracken was there. Here is some of what she saw and learned: And speaking of pink … pink banners and bows will lead you to Artistry in Fashion, coming up Saturday, September […]