Fashion Fusion Winners

Fashion Fusion winners strut their stuff in downtown Houston exhibition

Fashion Fusion winners strut their stuff in downtown Houston exhibit

Houston Community College students and designs at Arts Brookfield exhibit
Houston Community College fashion design students stand near their designs at the Arts Brookfield exhibit, The Refinement of Line in Fashion and Machine. Courtesy photo

What: Opening of The Refinement of Line in Fashion and Machine exhibition.

Where: Two Allen Center.

The scoop: Eight Houston Community College students who took part in a Fashion Fusion design competition inspired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exhibition, Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929—1940were selected to have their work on display in Art Brookfield's latest exhibitionTheir fashion designs mirrored the high-style exhibition of sleek vehicles from the Art Deco period.

Several shared how participating in the exhibition helped them to dream big. Alan Gonzalez, the first place winner for Most Sculptural Design, presented his collection at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Fashion X Dallas, with more shows coming this fall. He hopes to start his own line with a showroom in the Bayou City.

Peruvian-born student Luisa Nadarajah said the experience taught her how far she can go in this industry. Last year she hosted a fashion show fundraiser in Houston to build a day care center for malnourished children in Peru. She hopes the recognition allows her to continue to work to improve the lives of Peruvians.  

As the cultural arm of real estate company Brookfield, Arts Brookfield organizes exhibitions in the lobby of its properties. This exhibition will remain up until September 29. Admission is free.

Who: HCC Division Chair of Lifestyle, Arts & Design Careers Suzette Brimmer, Bridget Fizer, Kitty Dupus, Teresa Rangel, Luisa Nadarajah, Maria Hammond, Criseyda Arriaza, Silvia Otaola, Sally Reynolds, Alex Chapman, Waverly Gooding, Terri DiRaddo, Kimberly Beatty, and Caroline Goeser.