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Posted March 24, 2015

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High School Students Take Part in NM Fashion Week

Students interested in the fashion industry are invited to volunteer March 27-29.

Students in a CHS fashion design and merchandising class.

What do Cibola High School fashion design and merchandising classes and the Albuquerque Apparel Center have in common?

Both are working towards the goal of building an industry for the state of New Mexico and making the Land of Enchantment a giant in the Southwest as apparel and accessories production jobs begin returning to the United States.

New Mexico Fashion Week sponsored by the Albuquerque Apparel Center and headed by Melissa Lea Beasley kicks off March 27 with a free event at the Albuquerque Apparel Center in First Galleria Plaza, 20 First Plaza Center NW. Events on March 28 and 29 will featured designers from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Española, the Navajo Nation as well as many other places around New Mexico and the United States.

If you attend, you will see high school students running around volunteering in various capacities trying to get experience and learn from New Mexico's finest designers, models, textile makers and business owners.

Any APS students interested in volunteering for this event can contact info@abqapparelcenter.com or Aleita Kiwanuka at Cibola High at kiwanuka@aps.edu or 897-0110, ext. 40214.

Cibola High School offers a four-year program in fashion design and merchandising. The program will hold its annual fashion show on May 2.

The Santa Fe Community College offers a associate's degree in fashion design and New Mexico State University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in this profession. That means New Mexico students don't have to leave the state to acquire further training and experience. All of this together places New Mexico in a very appealing position for anyone interested in growing this industry in this state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cibola High has a four-year program of classes in fashion design and merchandising. The Santa Fe Community College offers an associate's degree in fashion design, and New Mexico State University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in this profession. That means New Mexico students don't have to leave the state to acquire further training and experience. All of this together places New Mexico in a very appealing position for anyone interested in growing this industry in this state.

 

 

Anyone interested in the growth of New Mexico should definitely attend this event. Riding on the unparalleled success of last year's debut, New Mexico Fashion Week 2015 promises to be more informative, exciting, intriguing and obviously fashionable than ever.

 

If you attend, you will definitely see high school students running around volunteering in various capacities trying to get experience and learn from New Mexico's finest designers, models, textile makers and business owners. Any APS students interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Info@abqapparelcenter.com or Aleita Kiwanuka at Cibola High School directly at kiwanuka@aps.edu, 897-0110, extension 40214.

 

 

 New Mexico has an established textile industry. It is one of 17 states where cotton is grown in the United States, and along with Texas is the only  and the only one in the southwest not including Texas. New Mexico is #15 in terms of sheep (wool) production in all 50 states. In terms of visual art and inspiration, New Mexico is definitely a popular spot in the United States. Creativity and talent can be found everywhere. New Mexico has a lower cost of living, which makes it a great place for businesses to relocate or start.

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