Fashion: A Way of Life


After school, Marcello Mendoza, Carolina Cortez, and Regine bell listen to the President and Vice President of Fashion Club talking about fundraising for their first activity in the J building. Every Tuesday after school the new, extra curricular program sponsored by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising meet to talk about their activities that will happen this month.

Alejandra Paredes

The start of the year began with the introduction of the Fashion Club, a sanctuary for those fashionistas, to promote creativity and fashion forward goals. Students from all grade levels unite every Tuesday after school in room J-3 to discuss recent fashion events and interact with other club members.

“I want members to be as passionate about fashion as I am,” senior Evelyn de Alba said.

At the beginning of the year, de Alba approached Art teacher, Ms. Carbajal, with the innovative idea of forming the first fashion club. De Alba was inspired by her passion for trends and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Because De Alba has been a part of online members of FIDM, she was informed of the benefits of forming a fashion club at school. With FIDM as a sponsor and with the support of Ms. Carbajal, De Alba was appointed president of the new  club.

“Fashion is a way to express yourself without words” senior Itzel Arceo said.

Every Tuesday after school, mostly girls and a few guys gather around for the same purpose – fashion. Meetings consist of discussing possible activities that club members would take interest in. Events such as having a fashion show attract the member’s appeal. De Alba also wants members to design their own logo and vogue.

The club’s main goal for this semester is to fundraise enough money to attend a student featured fashion show hosted by FIDM on March 18. The event includes an open house, pre-party, and fashion show. Fashion club members will be selling candy after school to raise funds for transportation.

“I’m really excited to see what the club has in store for the year.” “It seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun,” senior club member, Monica Sandoval said.

The fashion club has many goals in store for the year. They would like to make sure students in school know about the club and supports it. Board members plan on having a fashion show that includes staff and students. Not only will it be a fun event, it will also let people see the creativity behind this newly established club.

The fashion club encourages those chic individuals to pursue their creative dreams and take upon themselves the task to be more than just “in.”