Story and Photos By Jeff Dahlquist/Staff Writer/@jdahlasign
Auditions are scheduled for LBCC’s biannual fashion show, “Modstalgia”, which will be Friday, May 27 from 3-9 p.m. at the LAC.
The auditions will be Wednesdays, March 23 and 30, from 4-7 p.m. According to the fliers in the F Building, auditioning models must bring two photos either printed or on a flash drive, heels for a runway demonstration and some runway experience is required.
Compensation for models will be based on their experience, organizers say. Models say the show is an exciting opportunity for students looking for a way to build a modeling portfolio and to add experience on a resume.
Additional size requirements as outlined by organizers are busts must be between 34-36 inches, waist must be between 26-38 inches, hips between 36-38 inches and all models should be at least 5 feet 7 inches tall or taller to fit the various garments.
Fashion design major D’Jesus Trujillo said, when asked about “Modstalgia,” “I encourage all students to attend and enjoy an entertaining show.”
Fashion teacher and program director Pamela Knights said the theme “Modstalgia” might foster images of the popular mod fashion movement in the 1960s, but the true meaning of the movement was to embrace the modern culture of the era.
The meaning of Modstalgia, as told by Knights, “Is the idea or concept of history and the nostalgia for that history influencing modern fashion.”
The show plans to take the beloved and trademark styles throughout history that harken back to a romanticized time. The biannual fashion show at LBCC is one of many different ways students on campus can showcase their work to their peers and educators.
As is the case for Briseida Favela, a fashion design major and creative director of “Modstalgia,” who said she “hopes to produce a successful and memorable event.”
More information about the fashion show or auditions is available by contacting Knights at (562) 938-4192. Ticket information may be found at lbcc.edu/fashiondesign.