Circus Inspires Colorful Student Fashion Show

Students from several schools collaborated to pull off a ‘Cirque du Chic’ styled fashion show this week. The student designers presented colorful fashions inspired by circus costumes and atmospheres.

(C-MK Patch) Sixteen students from high schools throughout the region showcased their final fashion collections during the “Cirque Du Chic” senior fashion show on the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown Heights on Thursday.

The garments were all inspired by elements of the circus and every element of the show – from lighting, to set design, hair and make up, was executed by students at the technical school.

Maya Goldberg, a Chappaqua resident and Horace Greeley High School student, said the process has made her more “driven and responsible.” For her collection she wanted to add an edge and femininity to her garments and use influences from the various circus styles.

Olympia Minichino, a Yorktown High School senior, said she was inspired by the “flashy and glamorous” side of the circus. All the hard work she and the rest of the students put throughout the year really paid off at the end.

“During this year I realized how I wanted to express myself in the fashion industry,” Olympia said in an interview that was played during the fashion show. “I am very thankful for this program and our amazing teacher Mrs. Tobin because I’ve gained so much experience that I will definitely use in my future.”

Jessica Lehtonen, a 17-year-old Brewster High School senior said her collection, which consisted of six women’s and two men’s outfits, was chic and glamorous. The high school senior will go on to study fashion design in college and said fashion is always changing and it’s always a challenge. The girl, who currently, works at Elephant’s Trunk boutique store in Mt. Kisco, hopes to one day open her own boutique store.

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