Contact: Amanda Bringham, 918-610-0027 ext. 2097
For Immediate Release
Tulsa, Okla., (Sept. 26, 2011) – Fashion Design (FD) students at Clary Sage College (CSC) participated in Miss Jackson’s MJ Project for Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa recently.
“My students worked so hard to create their designs and I couldn’t be prouder of the results. This was a great opportunity for them to get a taste of what it will be like after they graduate,” said Dyana Harrison, FD department head.
The MJ Project was a contest where you had to construct a garment using only Miss Jackson’s shopping bags, garment bags, and tissue paper. They were only given one week to complete the garment. The students were competing against 12 other fashion design students from Oklahoma State University and one local designer.
“Everyone was blown away with their designs, and it was a great networking opportunity to get their name out in the community. Many of the students said they were approached for business cards and to get interviews for local fashion bloggers,” said Mandy Zachary, CSC career services specialist.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York created Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 as a collaboration intended to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the fun back in shopping.
It is the goal CSC’s FD program to deliver a quality education in fashion design reflective of industry standards. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enter the fashion industry. Utilization of a high-tech/high-touch approach to fashion design education combined with first-rate curriculum and excellent instruction is intended to provide our graduates with the necessary competencies to successfully meet the rigors and demands of the highly complex and competitive industry.
About Clary Sage College
Clary Sage College is a licensed and accredited institution offering various diploma and degree programs in cosmetology, esthetics and nail technology. Clary Sage College is managed by the same ownership as Community Care College and Oklahoma Technical College. More information on all campuses can be found at www.CollegeSooner.com.