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The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

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Every stitch counts: Fashion club to host annual runway show

Danny Grant
During last years fashion show runway senior Abbey Alcoser and senior Sophia Rosequist walk down the runway they helped create

The fashion club will host its annual fashion show on Wednesday at The Garden of Cranesbury View at 7 p.m. 

Tickets are $5 per student and $10 per adult, sold on brushfire, and all profit made goes to The Spina Bifida of Texas, and FashionAble.

The fashion show grew more popular three years ago when co-president of the fashion club, senior Abbey Alcoser, wanted to bring life to their typical runway.  

“(The fashion show) was in the auditorium (during) 2nd period; it was kinda lame,” fashion design teacher Shauna Douglass said. “Then Abbey was like ‘I want to think  bigger, I want it to be somewhere.” 

Which is when phone calls, volunteers, and lots of thread came in.

The co-presidents; senior Sophia Rosequist and Alcoser work together to make everything perfect. 

“It’s a lot of planning, ” Alcoser said. “We start contacting boutiques, vendors and casting our models about three months in advance.” 

The team displays outfits sold in stores and created by students during the show.

The flyer hung around school where students were able to find the location, time, and purchase their tickets

“We have the boutiques and then our fashion two and three classes design different things to put in the show,” Rosequist said. “We’ve been sewing our prom dresses and we’re putting those in the show and we have other organizations like FashionAble (where) we’ve put in the garments that we made for those kids.” 

The theme was inspired by a new social trend for a dainty aesthetic.

“This year we are doing coquette,” Alcoser said. “I think we got 10 yards of pink satin so we can make the giant bow for the entryway.” 

The fashion show was originally supposed to be April 9, but it was moved a day because of scheduling conflicts. 

“That threw everything in the air,” Rosequist said. “We had to call all of our bookings, we had to find a new DJ, a new guy for lighting, everything.” 

Despite the challenges, the club was able to reorganize everything and is prepared to walk the runway at tomorrow’s show. 

“Between 250-300 people show up on the day,” Rosequist said. “It’s a very unique experience because we don’t have a lot of things like that at our school. Girls that are shy come out of their shell (and) are very confident on the runway.”

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