Akron student designs plus size clothes with a city-slick twist | Arts & Culture
CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – The fashion industry has opened doors for Akron student Quiana Spring, an aspiring clothes designer.
Quiana will be exhibiting her designs along 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.
New trends in the fashion industry have left plus size individuals out of luck when looking for the latest styles, according to Quiana.
“I wanted to make the clothes that I see and often aren’t offered in plus size … if they are, they aren’t the most flattering,” Quiana said.
Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, Quiana has learned different stitches and techniques that will help her to follow through with her dream of launching her own clothing line after college. Quiana hopes that, in the future, she will be able to offer trending fashion styles for the plus size community – a niche market that she believes often gets overlooked.
“Along with the knowledge about the fashion industry I have gained in the class, I have also received the tools to help me after high school,” stated Quiana.
“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.