Covering Modest Fashion

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what’s happening at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Practically in our backyard, the world-class museum frequently features top-notch fashion exhibits. Later this month, the de Young will mount a show entitled Contemporary Muslim Fashions. The museum describes the much-anticipated show this way: “The […]

Artistry in Fashion Is A Full Day of Fun!

With Artistry in Fashion—Cañada College fashion department’s premier event—now in its 29th year, many thousands have attended, shopped and enjoyed. If you haven’t yet been so lucky, now is your chance! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 29th and prepare to have a fantastic time! Here’s a taste of what you can expect: Get $1.00 […]

Italian Guide Visits Cañada

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. […]

Sarah Velichko: Calm, Cool & Reflective

Cañada alum is having a blast on the crew of Hamilton “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” That well-known quote has been attributed to everyone from ancient Roman philosopher Seneca to professional auto racer Bobby Unser. While its origin is uncertain, it’s clear the saying applies to Sarah Velichko, a graduate of the Cañada College […]

5 Stars for 4R Fashion

On Saturday June 30, nearly 40 people gathered in the fashion department classroom to take part in the 4R Fashion workshop. In attendance were textile artists, professionals from the fashion industry and sustainability specialists. Several students interested in sustainable fashion also participated. The morning’s activities were broken into three parts: a presentation by our own […]

Capri or not Capri …

… there’s just no question. Our adventurous department head Ronda Chaney recently took a well-deserved jaunt over to the island of Capri, after teaching the Italian fashion course (see video here) in Florence for two weeks. And it got us thinking about the many connections between Capri and fashion. If these connections aren’t immediately leaping […]

Top 5 Reasons to Sew

Those of us who sew probably do it because we enjoy it. It turns out sewing has a lot of physical and mental health benefits as well, including: So whatever your reason, keep sewing! Your brain and body will thank you! Sources: https://www.allfreesewing.com/Reference-Information/Health-Benefits-of-Sewing https://www.mindfood.com/article/5-health-benefits-of-sewing/ http://www.sewingmakesmehappy.com/the-benefits-of-sewing-as-an-adult/

La Dolce Moda

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Armani! There’s just something about Italian style. A group of Cañada students are learning what’s behind that certain something right now as they study fashion first-hand in Florence. For those of us not lucky enough to be with them this week, here we […]

Our Students Are All Winners!

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 […]