‘Express Yourself’ fashion show highlights student works

Anibal Santos

“Express Yourself” will feature the works of Saddleback College fashion design students, as well as works by local boutiques, in the McKinney Theatre on Thursday 7 p.m.

Professionals in the fashion industry will select winning pieces in several categories including, corset, fantasy design, ready-to-wear, evening wear, and a $500 scholarship for Best in Show.

“This event provides a fun opportunity for students to show off the designs that they have been working on throughout the semester,” said Tod Burnett, Saddleback’s president. “I encourage everyone to come out for a great time and to support student scholarships.”

The show will feature local boutiques Melrose in the O.C. and Swirl Boutique in the fashion event, as well as a local street artist. Food will be provided by culinary students.

The fashion show will receive coverage from cinema, television, and radio students.

“I enjoy watching the students create the show from conception to completion,” said Diane McGroarty, an instructor of in the fashion merchandise department. “It takes hours of dedication, in addition to their regular assignments. This year’s theme has inspired unique pieces and production that is sure to thrill the audience.”

Presale tickets are $15 and $20 at the door.

For more information, visit the show’s Facebook Page or email Diane McGroarty at [email protected].