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School of Fashion students win annual runway competition

Seneca takes first and third place titles in this year’s Project Creativ Catwalk Challenge


Students from Seneca’s School of Fashion took home the first and third place titles in the Project Creativ Catwalk Challenge at this year’s Creativ Festival.

Six teams from three postsecondary institutions participated in this year’s event that challenged them to create a runway-ready garment inspired by a song written and performed by either Prince or David Bowie. Each team was provided a $200 budget to purchase supplies only available on-site at the festival.

The first place winning team was inspired by the song Purple Rain by Prince, and consisted of Sepideh Ghahremani, Rhonique Ballantyne and Andree Nicole Warner, who also modelled their design.

Manuela Mejia, Haorui Liang and Erin Kay took home the third place title for their design inspired by David Bowie. It was modelled by second-year Fashion Arts student Marysol Kim.

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Second-year Fashion Arts student Marysol Kim, modelling the third place winning design, is pictured with Professor Ahmad Zargaran and Andree Nicole Warner, who is wearing the first place winning design that she helped create.

Makeup application for Seneca’s models was provided by third-semester Cosmetic Techniques and Management student Maria Charmaine Cruz.

The Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest do-it-yourself consumer show, dedicated to creative arts that involve various papers, fibers, textiles and needle-work.