High School Students Model Their Designs at Lindenwood Fashion Show

  • Four Webster Groves High School students were included in Lindenwood University’s student fashion show. Daeja Anderson, Caroline Gillow, Ray McIntyre and Elissa Meyers all had the opportunity to feature their original designs. Teacher Amie Shea encouraged the students to enter their designs in the show, which she described as the perfect opportunity for students hoping to pursue a career in fashion.

    Daeja Anderson, a sophomore, created a black, off-the-shoulder jumpsuit. She said that she wanted to create something she would wear, and was inspired by popular trends. She modeled her design in the show, and said it was a fun opportunity that she would love to experience it again.

    Caroline Gillow, a sophomore, constructed a white dress inspired by Swan Lake. She describes her design as ethereal and angelic. Caroline’s favorite part of her dress were the wings, which she said made the dress fun to wear in the fashion show.

    Ray McIntyre, a senior, designed a purple jumpsuit paired with a black, mock turtleneck tee underneath. He was inspired by a recent trip to Japan. His favorite part of the design was that it was both beautiful and functional for all body types. Classmate Rachel Fisher modeled his design.

    Elissa Meyers, a senior, made a three-piece formal dress. Her favorite part of the design was the overlay, which she said gave it a unique touch. She also had the opportunity to wear her design in the show.

    Daeja, Caroline and Elissa also competed for honors at the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America regional competition. Elissa received a silver award in the fashion construction category; Daeja received a bronze in the same category. Caroline received a silver in recycle redesign. FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

    By Emma Binder