Catwalk on Campus


Cate Valinote, Website Editor & Writer

Fashion week has already swept through New York, London, Milan, and Paris, but style season is only beginning to pick up at TOHS. Yesterday, the Majors program debuted its first meeting for aspiring fashion students during lunch, where well-dressed students eagerly gathered over a shared love for all things vogue.

As future designers sketched a aspiring trend-forecasters checked Instagram, Moore shared her hopes for this year.

“We are expecting some interesting speakers this year,” Moore said, “including [a representative from] Paul Mitchell,” the cosmetology school in Sherman Oaks.

The Majors Program has an extensive network, and for Fashion Majors, this means a myriad of inspiring speakers. Among them, a representative from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles (FIDM) will offer insight on studying fashion in college.

“We plan on going to the FIDM Debut Runway Show this year too,” said Moore. In years past, this show has been one of the most enriching experiences for students interested in visual art. Spending the day at the college, students have had the opportunities to tour the design classes and see the Art of Television Costume Design exhibit in the FIDM Museum and Galleries. At the end of the day, they attend a fashion show put on by the university’s students.

All thanks to the Majors Program at TOHS, students can pursue their passions, whether it be writing, health science, or fashion. Fashion Majors is already off to a promising start.

Photo: Callie Harman, Caroline Tuyub, and Adalia Zhou find time to fit a sketch or two into the busy lunch period.