What’s Splashin’ in Fashion?

This summer’s swimwear trends Some might think that bathing suits, as small as they are, leave little room for design details. But if you’re a fashionista, you know otherwise. What color, how high the waistline, or how wide the straps are all choices that can dramatically alter a suit’s visual impact. Each year swimwear designers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween Costume Countdown

‘Twas the night before Halloween and through the whole school, the students were asking, “A witch or a ghoul?” For the minutes were ticking, the parties still pending, the costumes not done yet, the options ne’er ending! Sound scary? And a little too familiar? Don’t worry! With your creativity and sewing skills, 24 hours is […]

Real-world Education Is Our Stock-in-Trade

Department faculty Ronda Chaney, Peggy Perruccio and Kathleen Lorist attended the June show of the Fashion Market Northern California. This highly respected trade show happens right in our backyard—at the San Mateo Event Center—making it very convenient for Cañada faculty and students to check out. There you can get an insider’s view into the business […]

Sewing Tips from Our Resident Expert

Our fearless leader Ronda Chaney is unmatched in the field of fashion education, particularly when it comes to impeccable construction. She is co-author of the book Make It Your Own and has written for such publications as Sewing Update, Serger Update, Sew News, F.I.T. Review and Singer Sewing Books. She has also appeared on the nationally syndicated television program America Sews. Here she shares […]