Fashion Students Enjoy Real-World Experience

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Kelowna’s very own fashion students from the Centre for Arts and Technology have paired up with BroSista to bring you the most sought after styles for both men and women on May 7th at 6:30pm downtown on location in the Town Centre Mall, 11A-565 Bernard Avenue.

The students are trying to gain experience for their final graduation show, which is only 5 months away (never mind still having to design and sew their collections). After their first show in the safety of the class and one during Centre of Gravity, it’s time for one more. Of course classes don’t stop and the girls have to balance pattern-making software, portfolio development along with business operations, entrepreneurship and global sourcing with the planning of a show. After a year and a half of sewing and design, the fashion show class allows for a creative outlet. Within the past 4 weeks, they’ve had to organize posters, models, photography and more while keeping up with assignments. And with the store being run by a very pregnant woman, the opportunity came up for a win-win situation.

With their mother in retail estate, Luke and Taya saw a chance to open a retail store in downtown Kelowna, creating BroSista. Within the week they had gone to Vancouver’s FX Building to talk with Agents and order garments. Over the past 6 years, they have successfully expanded the store and continued to bring hot styles to the men and women in Kelowna. Of course, life happens. Luke’s best friend Taylor caught the eye of Taya and with baby #2 on the way and other projects for Luke; it’s time to close the store. Though planning the event has been interesting, with some early contractions, the students are confident that the show will be worth their while, and help BroSista clear their inventory. Everything must go!

BroSista extends a thank you to all their loyal customers who have shared in their passion for fashion for the past 6 years. They are inviting everyone to get inspired at the show and indulge in the customer appreciation sale. Enjoy the all day sale, then shop the runway styles and enjoy some refreshments afterwards

Join them at the runway for a night of fashion, food, fun and fabulous clothing!

If you can wait till tomorrow, we’ll be doing a styling session with the models and can use some of those fun photos!

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