LOWER MERION – “Fashion does not only exist in dresses. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what happens.
Coco Chanel’s sentiments are still on point, despite the passage of decades since she revolutionized fashion.
One way to understand “what’s going on” is to create experiences for student artists and designers to showcase their fashion ideas.
Since 2007, such an opportunity has grown steadily in the form of the annual Teen Learning Community Student Fashion and Design Fair.
The next fashion and design show on Sunday May 22 will take place at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo and Green, next to Ludington Library.
The F&D Show originated in May 2007 at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo and Spring House, followed by a move to the Bryn Mawr Community Center building, followed by shows from 2011 to 2019 at the Main Line Art Center.
On September 26 at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo, TLC hosted a merchandise preview put on by Radnor’s Kaitlyn May in collaboration with Harriton “Singer-Songwriters Main Line” directed by Rose Weathers and Ava Grabar.
This year’s show at Bryn Mawr Gazebo will prove to be the best yet. Kaitlyn May is the student director of 2022 who has been running ZOOM planning sessions for several months.
Designers, apparel makers, and metal arts students from various Main Line schools will model their apparel, jewelry, and accessories and describe the inspiration behind their work.
Radnor High School textile arts teacher Melanie Pereira had several of her students model dresses, tops and ensembles that they sewed and developed.
Starting at 3 p.m. there will be an opening concert presented by Radnor’s The Process Quartet featuring James McGovern on trumpet, Michael Marino on bass, Ethan Gutsche on drums and Kyle Leighton on guitar.
The Radnor Jazz Quartet make their debut on December 12 at 118 North in Wayne
Then the designers, models and special guests will be introduced.
Proceeds from the event, in the form of guest contributions, will be donated to the Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Research Foundation “in memoriam” Ora Reed Pearce, Commissioner of Lower Merion.
For more information on attending or participating in this free event, message Kaitlyn May, [email protected]_ (underscore).
Additional Information: Contact Mary Brown, founder of the sponsoring organization Teen Learning Community, at [email protected] In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday, June 5.