TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima Group College’s Fashion Layout application has five a long time less than its belt—a correct concealed gem on campus, according to some.

“A good deal folks really do not know that Pima has a vogue program,” claims Savannah Franco. Franco is the director of the program’s upcoming showcase on Friday, May possibly 19.

“I actually started off off doing felony justice, I had no plan a manner software existed below,” claims Franco.

Although some may possibly not know about it, PCC’s Manner Layout and Apparel Department has a lot to supply students wanting to pursue a job in fashion.

“I did not know how to sew when I started off in the fashion method and then I came out with my have clothes manufacturer,” Franco tells me.



Pima manner design and style university student Savannah Franco says she commenced her higher education occupation learning legal justice.

From the fundamental principles to the extra state-of-the-art, there is a little something for every person to find out.

“We nevertheless instruct a ton of the foundational courses, flat sample making, sewing, textiles, intro to style style how to style and design a collection,” suggests Nancy Spaulding, who heads the division. “We now have a ton of technological know-how. We are really coming into the digital age.”

And arrive May possibly 19th, the students’ types will be on total display.



First yr fashion layout university student Eddie Jeon prepares for Pima’s forthcoming university student showcase.

“As a student I have so a great deal independence to convey myself creatively and I get so significantly aid from my academics,” suggests Jeon.

Eddie Jeon, in his to start with yr at the method, will be one of the designers in the exhibit: “I have 5 clothes and 3 looks.”

It will be a comeback exhibit for the plan, partnering for its fifth 12 months with Goodwill of Southern Arizona.

“I believe the display will be truly wonderful for the local community, claims Franco.”We have not genuinely experienced a large exhibit considering the fact that 2019.”

The topic this calendar year? “A New Aesthetic.”

“I think trends are absent for the reason that men and women are donning regardless of what they want to dress in,” suggests Spaulding. “I believe manner has progressed in so several techniques.”

Proceeds from the clearly show will be going right back again to the classroom.

“Fashion is these types of a tiny local community, we are modest but mighty,” states Franco.

But that community is growing—right below in southern Arizona.

Suggests Franco: “Hey Tucson, vogue does exist below. It is in this article in your hometown.”

Tickets are accessible on line starting off at $25.

‘A New Aesthetic’ will start off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May possibly 19 at the TCC Leo Loaded Theatre, 1260 S. Church Ave.

Heidi Alagha is an anchor and reporter for KGUN 9. Heidi expended 5 several years as the early morning anchor in Waco in which she was named the most effective anchor team by the Texas Involved Press. Share your story concepts and important troubles with Heidi by emailing [email protected] or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.