Every year the Annual Student Fashion Show is presented by the Cazenovia College fashion programs and planned by students in the Fashion Show Production and Management class. This class is open to all students at Cazenovia College and allows those students who have an interest in fashion and event planning to be a part of this spectacular event.
The students in the class are divided into three teams, each of which focuses on a specific area of the production of the show including production, promotion, and model and merchandise. The production team is responsible for the site logistics, runway, decoration, music selection, show PowerPoint, as well as lighting, graphics, and filming. The production team works closely with Visual Technologies, the audio and visual production company hired by the fashion show.
The promotion team is responsible for the show program, posters and postcards, public relations packages and contacts, fundraising, letter distribution, and the promotional photo shoot. The model and merchandise team is responsible for recruiting models, model tryouts, jury dates for garment selections, hair and makeup, choreography, and model line-ups. Although each team has set tasks, they complete additional tasks to ensure that the show will be successful. Each team is led by one or two students with previous fashion show experience.
In addition to the twenty-two students in the Fashion Show Production and Management class, student volunteers are essential on the day of the show. A volunteer meeting will be held in April to let Cazenovia College students know how they may be involved in the Fashion Show and assist the class on the day of the show. Students may be assigned tasks such as: ticket takers, handing out programs, ushers, raffle and souvenir sales, photographers, backstage model dressers, hair/make-up/garment checker, accessory dressers, and runway cues.
Although the Fashion Show is student planned, it would not be possible to have such a successful show without the assistance from various offices on campus and the help and guidance of Megan Lawson-Clark, Assistant Professor Fashion Programs and the Annual Fashion Show Director, and Karen Steen, the Director of the Fashion Programs.