Based in 2020 – proper earlier than the daybreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – Sew FSU is the premier trend and design group on campus. “We give individuals from a variety of experiences the prospect to get along with a bunch of creatives and artists to draft their concepts and be taught concerning the conceptual technique of design,” mentioned President of Sew Zaheen Rahman. The membership’s mission is to show FSU college students the artwork of design, ranging from the fundamental technique of drafting and stitching unique clothes designs, to priming these designs to be featured in a bona fide trend present. Main as much as the runway, Sew hosts a sequence of conferences and workshops to information members, with various ranges of expertise, by means of the complete design course of.
Throughout its founding years, Sew was only a small membership fighting recruitment. “There could be conferences the place I used to be excited to see 5 individuals attend,” mentioned Lola Rivera, Sew’s earlier president. “This membership truthfully helped me notice my ardour for creativity and design.” The membership has skilled exponential development since returning to on-campus actions, with as much as 80 college students attending their GBMs. With this development, Sew was capable of placed on its first in-person trend occasion. Final 12 months’s Fall 2022 present was the primary in-person trend present organized and produced by Sew and was themed after the mix of Rennaisance and rave trend, or “Reconnaissance.”
“It was fairly a journey to plan,” mentioned Rivera. “We begin planning months forward and it was so wonderful to have Sew members contribute their designs.” The “Reconnaissance” present was a stupendous success and the brand new exec board has already begun laying out the groundwork for a brand new present in March 2023.
This 12 months’s trend present theme is centered across the concept of everybody’s private concept of what it’s to be American and is titled “MM/DD/YY.” The theme is private to every designer and relies on their very own experiences of both being raised in america or emigrating to the nation and the way that influenced their private growth. “I’m from Taiwan and moved right here in fifth grade,” mentioned Vice President of Sew Kevin Huang. “There have been a whole lot of cultural variations that I need to incorporate in my design so [the theme] could be very private.”
“I can’t reveal the venue but,” mentioned Rahman. “I feel one of the vital elements of a trend present is the venue course of after which the manufacturing and designs will set the tone.” This occasion will certainly be one thing to sit up for and might also be one of many extra formidable reveals Sew has placed on; Rahman even hinted at imbuing the venue with reside music from a jazz ensemble.
Main as much as the present, Sew shall be internet hosting weekly workshops to information their designers by means of the complete course of. The membership is open to educating the ropes to anybody interested by design – even when one has not ever touched a stitching machine. The membership can be recruiting manufacturing volunteers and has a mannequin casting name that may go reside on their social media by means of the week of Feb. 19, 2023.
With an extremely artistic, various and amiable membership and government board, Sew is undoubtedly on the rise as a trend design membership. Sew thrives on the truth that, as in comparison with fashion-oriented campus organizations like Strike and Clutch, it dives into trend manufacturing and design and never merely show. “Our objective is that one-day FSU will discover the necessity for a trend design main. However till then, Sew will proceed to offer a spot for these interested by studying about design,” mentioned Huang.