The Hinds Community College-Utica Campus hosted a fashion show in December at the Bobby G. Cooper Fine Arts Auditorium that featured Hinds students as models and cosmetology and barbering competitors from community colleges across the state. This was the first event of its kind hosted by the campus and showcased the talents of students in Career-Technical Education programs.
Many of the outfits modeled were made by Hinds students in the Fashion Technology program. Others were pieces designed by the program's instructor, Dr. Curtis Gore.
An audience member photographs a student modeling on stage.
Entertainment was provided between fashion sets.
The stage of the Fine Arts Building was decorated beautifully and was the perfect backdrop for the fashion show.
A student created outfit.
Dr. Mitchell Shears served as the host of the fashion show, and wore outfits fitting to this role, including this bedazzling look.
Radio/Television Production and Broadcasting Technology students honed their skills while documenting the event under supervision of their instructor.
Models all came to the stage after walking the runway.
A student model displays a removable layer of her wardrobe.
A Fashion Technology student designed piece.
Plenty of male students participated as models, and men's fashion pieces created.
Dr. Curtis Gore, instructor of the Fashion Technology program at Hinds-Utica and designer of many looks in the show, walked the runway after the show to thunderous applause.
After the fashion show wrapped up, cosmetology student teams from Hinds-Utica, Coahoma Community College, Pearl River Community College and Trendsetters Barber College competed in a "Comb-Out" Challenge. Each team created artistic, intricate looks in a short amount of time.
To learn more about the programs offered at the Hinds Community College Utica Campus, click here.
More information about the Fashion Technology program here.
Photos April Garon/Hinds Community College