Eight El Centro College fashion students enrolled in the Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration class, under the direction of Brenda Carlson (Program Coordinator), designed fashion pieces that will be on display during the run of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. The pieces were inspired by the musical, which is showing at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27.
The Special Topics class was much like the notable reality TV show Project Runway; the students did not know their challenge and their guest mentor until mid-October. They had six weeks to create sketches, make prototypes and create the finished garments. They were mentored by local theatrical costumer and fashion designer Rob Bradford, who offered critiques along their journey.
Many of the designers will be at the performance on March 22.