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Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Lackawanna student
Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Lackawanna student

CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – Fashion design has opened doors for Lackawanna student Uniqua Rolon, an aspiring clothes designer.

Uniqua will be exhibiting her designs along with 10 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.

Uniqua has been working on vintage 1980s designs for the modern era. According to Uniqua, her inspiration came largely from TV shows and music performed by MC Hammer and Boy George.

“I have been in love with the 80s for as long as I can remember,” claimed Uniqua. “My initial inspiration for the fashion industry sprouted from the show, ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ I realized due to my shape and size I wouldn’t be able to make it as a model, so why not be the designer?”

Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, Uniqua has learned how to use design elements and principles with fashion illustration, which will help her to follow through with her dream of becoming a costume designer. Uniqua hopes that, in the future, she will be able to offer fashion styles for TV shows and movies.

“I plan to earn my bachelor’s degree from Villa Maria College,” stated Uniqua. “My goal is to get into the costume design business for TV shows and movies.”

“Limitless” will be held on March 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lord & Taylor Court, presented by the Walden Galleria and Lord & Taylor. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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