Annual FCS fashion show back by POPular demand
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Article written with contributions by Staff Writer Dillin Bett
TOWAMENCIN- Back by POPular demand, North Penn High School’s Advanced Clothing, Career Study, and Clothing I, students once again got the unique opportunity to show off their skills in the annual fashion show. The theme this year was Pop Art, derived from the movement mostly associated with the 60s and artists such as Andy Warhol.
Students displayed their handmade garments by strutting their own works down the runway. Each ensemble emulated the colorful world of pop art. Senior Career Study Students, Brianna Phelps and Lily Yoder, were inspired by the ongoing idea of pop art.
“I thought it was really fun. There’s a lot of colors and ideas you can get from pop art,” said Phelps. The colorful theme was representative of the classes and their keen fashion sense.
The show, which occurred during third period, was an entertaining event that engaged both students and teachers alike. Fashion students owned the stage, displaying colorful, unique garments that stayed true to their individual fashion tastes, while staying within the realm.
“My direct inspiration [for the theme of the show] was Andy Warhol,” proclaimed Phelps.
She was also inspired by his art, and his take on leading the pop art movement in the 1950’s.
Yoder, who oversaw the fashion show with Phelps, admits that pop art cast a wide enough net that offered a perfect niche for each student in the fashion department.
“You can do so many different things [with pop art.]” Yoder stated.
Both Yoder and Phelps are inspired by the people they spend time with everyday, their Human Services and Consumer Sciences teachers Mrs. Diane Galaton and Mrs. Joelle Townsend, as well as the career study work that they have been doing this year.
“I’m here two periods a day, with Mrs. G and Mrs. T, it’s always fun!” shared Yoder.
The two masterminds behind the show, Galaton, and Townsend, tell us that months of dedication and preparation had gone into making the show as successful as possible.
“It starts with the career study students, they do the research and come up with a PowerPoint presentation to basically say this is what we’d like to do [and tell us] where the inspiration should come from, then we take it from there,” said Townsend.
The preparation that goes into the show is tremendous. Fashion students, Career Study students, and both teachers work very hard to produce the show and make every aspect perfect.
“Months [go into the show]. We start tossing around in September. Their first set of garments are done in September, from October on we are working hard,” shared Galaton.
Fashion classes at North Penn High School are open to all students, and the fashion show is just one of the many representations of the experiences and opportunities students in these classes receive.