Feb 6, 2018
BATAVIA — The fashion program students at Genesee Community College are proud to announce the 37th Annual Fashion Show to take place April 28 at 7 p.m.
The theme this year is “Ascendant” which carries two separate but equally important definitions. First, “Ascendant” speaks to the rising power GCC has in communicating fashion. This show is the culmination of student learning and it truly delivers the message that fashion is not only thoughtful, but impactful. Secondly, the term ascendant represents the very first moment of a new day when the sun’s path crests the eastern horizon. It typically describes a person’s rising sign — the exact moment of one’s birth, dictating by calendar, the astrological sign under which a person is born. Astrological signs have been used to describe character traits of those born under each sign; just one way in which groups of people differ from one another. The “Ascendant” theme moves beyond recognizing these differences and to use fashion to make statements about moving to appreciate those differences as potential contributions to creative teamwork.
“Ascendant” promises to be a bigger production than ever. It will take place on the 24,000 square foot indoor field house in the brand new Richard C. Call Arena which will be transformed into a dreamlike area by the Fashion Program students. With plenty of space and accommodations for 2,000 guests, the students will be putting on one huge production. The only show will be on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. so make sure to get seats today.
Tickets to attend the show are available in advance for $5 per person until 4:30 p.m. on April 25. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $8 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today.
For those interested in an opportunity to show support for the Fashion Show, GCC’s fashion program students are currently soliciting and accepting production sponsors. Business donation opportunities of $10 and personal donation opportunities of $5 are still available. Sponsors will be included in the Fashion Show Program as well as on the Fashion Show website. Contact Debbie Mancuso at (585) 345-6830 or via e-mail at email@example.com schedule a donation pick up or to make special arrangements for your donation. Checks should be made payable to GCCA and can be mailed to Genesee Community College, Fashion Show, 1 College Road, Batavia NY 14020-9704.
To get an inside look at the 37th Annual Fashion Show, Ascendant, follow @trendygcc_ on Instagram and @trendygcc on Twitter. Students will be sharing details about the show and more.
The Fashion Program at GCC has always been a flagship program for the college. The knowledge and experience of the program faculty and the dedication to their students has produced quality and professional workplace candidates and well-prepared transfer students since the program’s inception 40 years ago. Recently, GCC resigned its articulation agreement with LIM for students in the Fashion Business: Merchandising A.A.S. program. Students who complete the track and degree can seamlessly transfer to LIM to complete their B.B.A. in fashion merchandising, visual merchandising, marketing or management. In addition, GCC is very excited to announce a new articulation agreement with Cazenovia College. This agreement provides a seamless transfer opportunity for GCC’s fashion business: merchandising A.A.S. students to Cazenovia’s fashion merchandising B.P.S. and for GCC’s fashion business: fashion design A.A.S. students to Cazenovia’s fashion design B.F.A. degree program. Anyone interested in taking advantage of these transfer opportunities through GCC is encouraged to contact GCC’s Student Success Center at (585) 345-6805 or via e-mail at SSC@genesee.edu.
For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.