Every year, Monta Vista Fashion Club holds and annual fashion show at the end of the year to showcase all of the members’ hard work throughout the year. This year was no exception, as their Spring Fashion Show held on May 20 featured skirts, tops and other designs.
As it’s her last year at MVHS, Fashion Club co-president senior Aditi Jain went with a lingerie-style look that showcased the power of a woman’s body.
“I’m kind of really into the idea of feminism… so I wanted to create a collection that allows women to feel more free with their sexuality and their body image,” Jain said. “That’s why I created looks inspired by lingerie and loungewear.”
Jain looked to Rihanna’s post-Grammy’s look for inspiration for her collection. With her desire to make a statement about women’s empowerment and end her Fashion Club career with a bang, Jain left her impact on the runway.
Every year, co-president junior Kavin Sivakumar travels to India and visits textile stores to look at different fabrics. This year, he had the chance to see a lot of interesting prints, especially ones that were reversible, which started to inspire his collection. Sivakumar then branched out into implementing bows, as it was an easy way to incorporate embellishment onto his pieces. “I’ve always believed that clothes aren’t for male and female, everybody can wear anything they wish, in my opinion, and I wanted to make things that could be worn by everybody,” Sivakumar said, “so maybe the bows could be preferred by someone who dresses more feminine, the front side could be preferred by someone who dresses more masculine.”
Sophomore Chantelle Chang’s collection was inspired by what she wears on a daily basis. The Fashion Show treasurer looked for comfortable fabrics like cotton and redesigned them so they would be more versatile.
For Chang, it was also a challenge to create an entire collection on her own, without the help of her fellow officers. However, the challenge made her collection even more special when it was showcased on the runway and helped her enjoy the unique nature of the fashion show.
“It’s not rehearse, rehearse until it’s perfect, it’s rehearse, rehearse until we like it,” Chang said. “[Fashion] is very opinionated and it’s just about showing who you are and what you want to define yourself as.”