Trenton, N.J. – An evening of unique fashions and high style awaits as the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) present their annual Fashion Showcase and Runway Show. MCCC’s Trenton Hall on the James Kerney Campus (JKC) will light up with glamour on Friday, May 3, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Thirteen designers will present their fashion lines. Designers include students Ashley Alvarez, Amir Black (a Trenton high school senior), Icyss Bracewell, Aysha Choudhry, Gianelle Herrera, Jaiden Hines, Alithini Karnavas, Christian Mendez, Cierra Scura, Khoi Tran, Kylela White,,Sheron Williams, and instructor Beth Dubrow.
Hosted by the MCCC Fashion Club and overseen by Fashion Program Coordinator Katina Lindsay, the designers will feature three designs in their collections: a blouse and skirt, a dress, and a styled item of apparel. Each has chosen a theme that will be reflected in their collection. Models include friends, family and fellow students.
Fashion Merchandising students will be responsible for event logistics, including planning and executing all aspects of the show. Second-year merchandising students will create a store front window featuring the final collection by senior fashion designer Cierra Scura, which will greet guests upon arrival to Trenton Hall. Store displays by first-year merchandising students will be on display throughout the evening.
Lindsay predicts that audience members will be impressed by what they see. “Our students can’t wait to unveil their creations to the community,” Lindsay said. “They began this process in the fall when they learned principles of fashion and design, and have used that foundation to immerse themselves in hands-on work in our sewing lab this semester. These students are not bound by traditional classroom hours. They put in the time until they are satisfied and proud to display their outfits on their models.”
Scura, who will graduate in May, says she is "super excited" for the upcoming show. "Every one of us is working under stress to get our designs finished. And then we see all of our hard work come to fruition," she said.
Trenton Hall is located at 137 North Broad Street, across the street from the James Kerney Building. Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to the Monica L. Weaver Scholarship Fund. Weaver served as JKC’s dean and provost for a decade until her death in 2018.
For directions and more information about the MCCC Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs, visit www.mccc.edu.