On April 29, 2016, Shea High School of Pawtucket held their 5th annual fashion show. The event is an opportunity for students to get involved and express their identity and talent through fashion. With a wide variety of cultural, sexual, and social backgrounds that make up the urban community, art is a form of expression which all students can identify with. The annual show gives students the chance to put their time and creativity into producing clothing and choreographing scenes. From modeling to designing to decorating the stage, no one is excluded from finding a way to get involved. In collaborating and committing nearly a year of their time, the students worked
hard to deliver the best to represent their community. The show not only features clothing but also dance and visual art, bringing everything together.
In the years to come, the show will continue to develop and deliver even more handcrafted fashion. Phyllis is especially excited to see how the creativity and efficiency of the designers evolve in the process of creating next year’s show. The show is a learning experience giving what she calls, “a small taste of the fashion industry.” It is a highly appreciated and valued show bringing in the largest crowd of any event held at Shea. After the positive response to this year’s handmade pieces, it is highly anticipated that the 2017 show will not disappoint!
By Celia Contreras, RICM Intern
Junior at Blackstone Academy
Fashion in RI
Shea High School Student Fashion Show April 2016
Photography by Phyllis McHale