Students from Edison High, Marina High and Westminster High walked the runway in front of peers and parents at the inaugural district-wide fashion show on May 4.

The event, organized by Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teachers from across the district, also included food and activity tables hosted by FCS students. The tables ranged from free bakery items made by Culinary Arts students to information on child development.

FCS teacher, Leah Bratcher, said the event was an excellent way to promote the FCS department whose mission is to create educational and informed career opportunities for students by teaching them state-of-the-art industry skills. Some of the classes offered by FCS include Fashion Design, Fiber Arts & Design, Culinary Arts, Child Development, and Environmental Design.

Behind the scenes, representatives from the Paul Mitchell School provided hair and make-up services to students as they rushed to get ready for the show. Fashion retailer BooHoo, the event’s sponsor, donated $1,000 worth of clothing and swag bags.

As the lights dimmed in Marina High’s gym, a wave of models began to hit the runway modeling clothing from BooHoo. Fashion looks included casual, semi-formal and formal attire. The show’s finale featured custom designs made by students.

After the show, guests dined on treats and spoke with students as they explored the FCS offerings.

*Video courtesy of Marina High senior, Hailey Wisinger.