The world of fashion is one that never stays the same for long. Trends come and go, and this makes for a fast-paced and exciting career opportunity. Emma Storfer, a senior from Williamsville North High School, knows this well from her classes in Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Merchandising program.
This BOCES program teaches students about the fashion industry through classes on the basics like fashion history and color theory, to practical skills like making patterns and sewing, to the merchandising aspect of promotion and distribution.
“The best thing about this class is the sewing. I love that I can come to class and make something new every day. I am so creative that I could design and construct pieces infinitely. To me it never gets old,” Storfer said.
After nearly two years in the program, Storfer is preparing for her capstone project, a fashion show in the Walden Galleria Mall. For this show, she has designed and produced seven outfits to be modeled on the runway.