In case you missed our recent podcast with WGBH, we’ve crossed a bridge leading us to a new passion – fashion! BBTE’s fashion program taps into the artistic talents of our young students and we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our recent partnership with Boston Fashion Week.
Happening from October 1-7, 2017, Boston Fashion Week was founded as a civic initiative in 1995, to celebrate the great wealth of local, artistic talent. Last month, we had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Boston Fashion Week’s founder and executive director, Jay Calderin.
This summer, Jay will be bringing several designers to BBTE’s fashion program to serve as mentors. These mentors will help teach students proper draping techniques, while helping the students bring their designs to life, so they can be installed at City Hall and other venues during Fashion Week. We’ll also be coordinating a reception for students, families and the community to unveil the designs prior to early October.
And the fun doesn’t stop this fall! We’re also currently raising funds for our fashion students to take a trip in February 2018 to visit the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Mood, the design store featured on Project Runway. In the next few weeks, we’ll be creating a GoFundMe page, so stay connected to our social pages for more information on how you can help!
If you’re a student at the Tobin School and interested in joining the fashion program, please get in touch ASAP as we have four spots remaining for this year’s program!