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MCCC Fashion Students Light Up Runway at Trenton Hall; Evening of Glamour Draws Capacity Crowd

5/10/18


Models for Cierra Scura's collection, "Midnight Summer Peacock."

Designer Meredyth Romalis takes to the runway with her daughters and other models who wore her "Sheroes" line.

Shimmering in silver and black, one of the dresses from Ashley Vause's "Silver Lining" collection.

Designer Jeresha Morris's collection, "Goddess of the Street Forest," featured floral prints.


Among the merchandising displays was this one by Esther Awayomi.

Trenton, N.J. – It was Fashion Night in Trenton on May 3 as Mercer County Community College (MCCC) fashion students showed off their best work. Nine designers and their models dazzled and delighted the packed fourth floor studio of Trenton Hall. Four Fashion Merchandising students designed displays based on major retailers.

A surprise “tutu parade” featuring children’s fun wear was presented by former student Tonya Watkins.

The "Fashion and Arts Showcase" drew a standing-room-only crowd. Hosts for the festivities were Fashion Program Coordinator Katina Lindsay and Communications Professor Alvyn Haywood. President Jianping Wang welcomed the audience. Also addressing the crowd was Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes.

For first semester designer Meredyth Romalis, it was a mother-daughters event, as both her young girls donned gowns hand-sewn by their mom.

“This program is really rare,” said Romalis, who noted that she had gone as far as she could on her home sewing machine and wanted to get to the next level. “I looked at other colleges and there is nothing like this. The sewing lab is great. Romalis is considering enrolling in another class this fall to "see where this will take me.”

Clothing designs ranged from casual wear to formal wear, from brightly colored gowns to sophisticated black and silver cocktail dresses. The show’s one male designer, Jaiden Hines, presented a collection of embellished tee shirts.

A breast cancer awareness theme was highlighted in several presentations in tribute to Monica Weaver, the provost of the James Kerney Campus who passed away in April. A silent auction featured gift baskets with proceeds donated to the Monica Weaver JKC Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations to the designers: Meredyth Romalis, whose two young daughters were among her models (“Pop “Sheros Art”); Javon Johnson (Pop “Beni” Art); Cierra Scura (“Midnight Summer Peacock”); Jaiden Hines (embellished tee shirts); Erika Reich (“Redemption”); Jeresha Morris (“Goddess of the Street Forest); Diksha Srivastava (“On the Surface”); and Ashley Vause (“Silver Lining”); as well as alumna Carol Florence and faculty member Beth Dubrow (“Blue Flowers”).

The event’s Fashion Merchandising displays were created by students Esther Awayomi (Foot Locker), Ashley Horace (Charlotte Russe), Shanta McNeill (American Eagle) and Charmie Vu (Victoria Secret/Pink). A number of Merchandising students created colorful window displays that greeted visitors upon arrival. Planning credits go to students Jeraldine Rosado and Jordan Fortson.

For more information about MCCC fashion programs, email lindsayk@mccc.edu.


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