Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Lancaster student | Arts & Culture
CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – Fashion design has opened doors for Lancaster High School student Ericka Schenk, an aspiring clothes designer.
Ericka will be exhibiting her designs along with 10 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.
Ericka has been working on designs inspired by dance. Using knit and form-fitted fabrics, she hopes to create a clothing line that will use accessories to emphasize her designs.
“My favorite part of fashion is actually sewing the pieces together to form the final product,” stated Ericka. “I also enjoy fashion illustrating. With illustrating you are able to put your ideas on paper before you start to make it.”
Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, Ericka learned how to illustrate for fashion and techniques that will help her to follow through with her hobby of clothing design and illustration.
“After high school, I plan to attend college as a business major and minor in photography,” said Ericka. “I plan to keep working and saving my money to become successful in what I want to pursue.”
“Limitless” will be held on March 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lord & Taylor Court, presented by the Walden Galleria and Lord & Taylor. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.