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Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Williamsville student
Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Williamsville student

Fashion design has opened doors for Williamsville South High School student Ellen Divita, an aspiring clothes designer.

Ellen will be exhibiting her designs along with 10 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.


Ellen has been working on minimalist designs for the modern woman. Using knit and form-fitted fabrics, she hopes to create a clothing line that will use accessories to emphasize her designs.


“The colors I chose for my fabrics are earth tones and neutrals, I like simple pieces that can be dressed up with accessories to complete the look,” Ellen said.


Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, Ellen has learned how to complement colors using techniques that will help her to follow through with her dream of launching her own clothing line after college. Ellen hopes that, in the future, she will be able to offer trending fashion styles with a minimalist approach – a niche market that she believes often gets overlooked.


“After high school, I plan on attending college at Buffalo State for fashion design and merchandising, I want to pursue a career in the fashion industry,” stated Ellen.


“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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