Graduating Students of the Centre for Arts and Technology Fashion Design and Merchandising Program Host 2ND Annual [Phase]; Emerging Designer Showcase

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Centre for Arts and Technology, Hlifax is hosting the 2nd annual Emerging Designer Showcase.

This year’s graduate students of The Fashion Design and Merchandising Program at Centre for Arts and Technology are proud to bring you the second annual [PHASE]; Emerging Designer Showcase. This event will present debut collections of 13 aspiring designers. The event will be held on Friday, September 27th at 6 p.m. at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

The event is held to showcase the talents of the graduates as both students and professionals; an opportunity for them to shine while transitioning into the next stage of their careers within the fashion and garment industry, thus we bring you the theme of this year’s show - Journeys and Transitions. The 13 featured collections this year include womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, steampunk, plus size fashions and much more. The graduates have been developing their skills over the last two years of their program and have sent the last 12 months specifically designing, researching, merchandising and creating their debut collections.

"While the fashion and garment industry in Halifax is very small, the Centre's Fashion Design and Merchandising Program is a catalyst for changing this. The program is quickly gaining Canada wide recognition and exposure as our students are competing successfully at national competitions," said Deb Merry, Campus Director at the Centre for Arts and Technology. "We would like to see the garment industry in Nova Scotia grow so that more of our young talent can stay in the province and give back to the community that has supported them throughout their studies. [PHASE] is one just way we are working to make this happen - by building connections and showcasing our student's work we will demonstrate to the industry as well as the community that the knowledge and skills exist locally to grow our industry."

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