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Local Amherst students showcase fashion ingenuity for the runway
Local Amherst students showcase fashion ingenuity for the runway

CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) -- Fashion design has opened doors for Amherst Central High School students Katie Fickhesen, Kyle Taylor and Jacob Vokes, aspiring clothes designers.  

The Amherst Central students will be exhibiting their designs, along with other students representing a total of eight local school districts, at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.

Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, students learned how to turn their inspiration into tangible creativity. The students explored the fashion industry from color complements, to illustration and, finally, the resulting merchandise.

“I have learned how to create the garments that appear in my head into reality,” said Kyle. “I’ve also learned how to organize my creativity into things like ‘mood boards’ and sketches.”

Jacob had a similarly positive experience while attending Erie 1 BOCES.

“I learned many skills that will help prepare me for my next step in life and the fashion industry,” Jacob mentioned.
Instead of simply pursuing a creative approach, Katie, Kyle and Jacob learned about the business aspect of the fashion industry and how to remain financially stable while pursuing a creative enterprise.

“After graduation, I plan on going to GCC for two years to continue my education in fashion,” Katie stated. “After that, I hope to continue my education at LIM.”

“Limitless” will be held on March 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lord & Taylor Court, presented by the Walden Galleria and Lord & Taylor. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.


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