SLCC Fashion Institute Students’ Sweet Work On Display at Macy’s

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Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute students have been selected to bring back a Utah holiday tradition with original window designs. Under the direction of instructor Matt Monson, the students produced candy designs that will be displayed throughout the holidays in the Main Street windows at Macy’s City Creek Center location.

SLCC Fashion Institute Holiday Display

SLCC Fashion Institute Holiday Display

With the theme of ‘The Heart of the Holidays’, the student creations are giant tree ornaments made from candies with a staggering array of colors and textures.

Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute students have been selected to bring back a Utah holiday tradition with original window designs. Under the direction of instructor Matt Monson, the students produced candy designs that will be unveiled in the Main Street display windows at Macy’s City Creek Center location on November 15 at 6:00 p.m.

With the theme of ‘The Heart of the Holidays’, the student creations are giant tree ornaments made from candies with a staggering array of colors and textures. Focusing on local holiday traditions, the displays will fill six windows, each 9 feet wide, 8 feet deep, and 12 feet high. In all, the new displays will feature more than 120 pounds of candy.

SLCC students enrolled in the College’s visual merchandising class were among the six local artists chosen from the open call to participate in the project.

The window displays that had been a holiday tradition—going back to at least 1972—at the Salt Lake City ZCMI store return to downtown’s Main Street for the first time since 2007. Construction on the City Creek Center caused the displays to close.

For more information, contact Matt Monson at (801) 671-4304.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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