In true Cinco style

Fashion Club looks to the future


Allison Dean

Junior Courtney Morris applies makeup to senior Julia Riffle on one of the club’s events, Cosmetology Day.

Sara Saavedra, staff writer

Fashion. One word with infinite possibilities. It channels the phases throughout life and serves as a way to express personalities. Most people follow the trends, yet there are few that take them to a whole different level and strive to inspire others.

Although fairly new, the Cinco Fashion Club has already set high goals to live up to their name. With their bake sales and upcoming May fashion show, the fashion club is also the place for aspiring fashion students who wish to make this into a career.

“As appealing as design is, I would end up in production, if anything,” senior Tyler Durden said. “I’m not a very good artist at least in terms of pencil drawings, so I guess I’d like to produce clothes.”

Clothing production is not the only thing fashion enthusiasts hope to be part of. Because the fashion industry is so massive,different routes can be taken, such as modeling or merchandising.

“At first I wanted to become a designer,but then I realized how much I hated sewing so I decided to become a buyer,” junior Shreya Jois said. “It’s kind of like a merge between a designer and a stylist, which I thought was pretty cool.”

With its membership only being opened for a little over a year ago, current president, senior Kory Luna, hoped to make it more known and active in order to capture the attention of those who share the same passion as its members.

“I knew they were out there, I knew those people that were truly interested were here in our school but they just weren’t coming,” Luna said.

As word spread around campus, those people that shared the same interest as her came and the club steadily grew.

“I had been into fashion and clothes for a couple of months at that point and when I found out that our school had one, I thought that joining might help me develop my interest in clothes and look at other perspectives on it,” Durden said.

Popular icons also play a particularly big influence in their style, yet they use it as inspiration rather than a source of imitation.

“I don’t like when people copy directly from inspiration pictures because they are meant exactly for inspiration,” senior Curt Mueller said, “You’re supposed to put your own twist on it.”

Many of the club members also hope to get a degree in business once they reach university. This will serve as a link in order to fuse their fashion career with the real world market.

“Southern Methodist University in Dallas, [is my college of choice] because they kind of have a big fashion scene and it coincides with my interest in business as well,” Mueller said.

Apart from state universities that offer a type of degree in this area, there are schools that are specifically tailored to the fashion world and how it operates.

“I first heard about the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising from our former president Sasha,’ sophomore Emma Millen said, “We had a FIDM representative come talk to us and from there I was hooked.”

FIDM is a private college located in California that offers a three day summer program for prospective students in which they attend workshops and learn what it is like to be part of the industry.

“We learned history of fashion, made garments, sketched, designed shoes and so much more,” Millen said.

Apart from workshops and having the opportunity to meet famous designers such as Nick Verreos, attendees got to experience a once in a lifetime event and take in advice from and work with the best designers in Los Angeles.

“What I took away from that experience was not only skills, but mostly that fashion constantly changes,” Millen said, “Fashion evolves to you, you don’t evolve to fashion.”