Palomar’s Vogue Merchandising & Design Program hosts its end-of-year vogue present on YouTube, in step with vogue trade practices in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN MARCOS — Each spring, culminating a 12 months of painstaking work by a group of school and college students, the MODA Vogue Present supplies a blinding showcase of the Palomar School Vogue Merchandising & Design program.
However this 12 months, because of the continuing COVID-19 disaster, MODA went digital. On Friday, Could 7, the pre-recorded occasion premiered on YouTube.
“I believe COVID has made us all re-evaluate every little thing we have to do, and the way we do it. That’s not a destructive factor,” stated Rita Campo Griggs, who teaches Vogue Merchandising and coordinates the annual present.
“We noticed that the trade was doing their vogue exhibits just about and placing them out on YouTube or on their web sites,” she defined. “We took our cue from the trade and got here up with our personal imaginative and prescient of the manufacturing.”
Like almost all of Palomar’s lessons this spring, Vogue Merchandising & Design programs have been offered in a distant format—”every little thing from starting stitching,” stated Griggs. “And the lessons are full. They’re watching movies, assembly with the instructors, producing clothes, and now they’ve been in a position to share it with us for the present.”
To supply the MODA movie, the style present group used a classroom on campus and took precautions whereas filming—as an illustration, limiting the runway to at least one mannequin at a time.
Two of this 12 months’s MODA designers, sisters Alejandra and Elizabeth Cisneros, stated in an electronic mail that they’ve already put their classroom and fashion-show expertise to make use of in launching a household enterprise making garments and equipment.
“We have been happy with the expertise—the end result was higher than we each anticipated, since this was our first time seeing our designs worn and walked down the runway,” they wrote. “What we realized in regards to the vogue trade whereas taking part in MODA was that it takes a lot time and work to finish an entire outfit … nevertheless it’s price it on the finish.”
To assist produce MODA, college students take a particular course, which this semester included 16 college students. The designs have been submitted from college students all through this system.
“I believe it was present,” stated Griggs. “We’re all the time studying, and I believe I can see numerous constructive points of doing a vogue present on tape. A reside present is fantastic, however whenever you do one on tape and it has a storyline to it, it sort of lasts eternally. It’s been good to reimagine what a vogue present could be.”