Safety First!

In a Fashion Shop, Safety is Necessary!

Since the beginning of our school, back in 1926, the shop safety rules have been taught and tested in paper, quiz format.

Today, as we live in the digital age, Fashion students not only study the safety rules, they reenact them!

They are the actors of their own knowledge and teach the viewer the right way and the wrong way to follow the safety rules of a Fashion shop class.

This is a movie made of Sophomores and Juniors that took the safety rules LIVE!!

Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials

Digital Fashion Design can be amazing yet mastering the Adobe Illustrator program can be challenging!!

I have prepared a couple of video tutorials

to help you with perfecting your skill at using the most important tool in

Adobe Illustrator – THE PEN TOOL

Click on any of the links below and watch the tutorial – ENJOY!!

Deleting_Points_-_Pen_Tool

Establishing_a_Stripe_as_a_Pattern

picking_color_swatches

Curves_to_Corners_-_Pen_Tool

Curves_and_Corners_-_Pen_Tool

Curved_Points_-_Pen_Tool

Corner_Points_-_Pen_Tool

Converting_Corners_to_Curves_-_Pen_Tool

A Junior on his way to Stardom

You don’t know who

Fabian Salazar Romero

is, but one day you will

He is a Junior with a lot of talent

and what old timers refer to as Gumption

He participated in this years Brooklyn Fashion Week

and FLOORED the audience!

 

Fashion’s Boutique – FLY

When we SOAR, we SOAR!

Fashion’s Business & Marketing and Visual Merchandising Departments gave Fashion Highs Boutique a look that welcomed it to the new millennium!

Granted, we are 14 years in but it was WELL WORTH the WAIT!

The students of the Visual Merchandising Department created the floor plans and executed the aesthetics of the store, while the Business & Marketing Department has taken charge of the merchandise sold along with everything PROFIT!

Talk about a way to implement curriculum to the REAL WORLD!

Students earn Fashion Dollars through Positive Behavior

and through their digital bank accounts, spend their money on great gifts,

such as clothing, shoes, make-up, accessories and more!

Learning to Critique – Peer Evaluation

I tend to teach my student INDEPENDENCE.

The majority of them are already, yet when it comes to trusting their knowledge, they tend to call on me – (hands up) Ms. CHAVEZ!! Can you help me?

I sometimes joke I should change my name, from the constant repetition

Ms. CHAvez – Ms. CHAVEZ – Ms. ChaVEZ.

Ladies! I interject, trust what you have learned. You can’t go around questioning yourselves. You must learn to be your own judge and jury.

Learn to be constructively critical and develop an eye that can detect what is wrong without anyone else having to tell you.

This is Independence, the ability to make and learn from your mistakes.

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DO: Develop your critical eye

DO: Learn from your mistakes