Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major

Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major

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Hello all! We are seeking parent volunteers to join the board!

For inquiries, and to reach the department with future correspondence, please email [email protected]
We are still accepting donations! Please donate to our program!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/625370438859799/
A legacy gift from a wonderful father/son duo who restored this lovely sewing machine. Check out the video! Thank you so much to Eugene and Jeremiah Benton for restoring the machine as well as the generous gift from the family of Shari Sebuck.

Follow us on instagram at charleston.soa.fashiondesign and peep our story about the Fashion Design Department being Front Page news! Get your Moultrie News copy today!

Also, Please support our program by bidding in our silent auction. It ends today!
Sophomore Beatrice Criscuolo was interviewed on ABC4 Good Morning Charleston about her fabulous work she presented in our "Overlooked" 2021 SOA Runway Fashion Show.

Check-out her look featured here that she wears in the interview!

Great job, Bea!
Sophomore, Fashion Design Major Selina Thorn was featured On FOX 24 NEWS regarding her looks in the "Overlooked" 2021 Fashion show.

Check out her interview here and peep the up-cycled skirt she made out of her Grandfather's ties. What a fun and fashionable legacy piece, Selina. Congrats!
Senior, Mia Lassiter was interviewed by Amy Russo of ABC4's Good Morning Charleston regarding our 2021 "Overlooked" fashion show and her inspiration behind her pieces.

Mia was also recently awarded the SOA Humanitarian Award for the 2021 Graduating class!

Congratulations, Mia!
We have just under two days remaining of the silent auction and there are HUGE chances of winning!

Please re-share if you care! Our department relies on this fundraiser. We didn't get fundraising from last year so please support your Designers!

Let's get those bids in!

https://event.gives/soafashion/items
Support the major by bidding at the Silent Auction!
Our program relies on donations to help pay for fabric and
supplies for our designers. Supporting our program means
supporting art and creative solutions.
Items offered include a 5-night vacation in St. John’s, jewelry,
SUP Yoga, photography packages, and beauty products.

Go to https://event.gives/soafashion to find
out more!
THE BIDDING HAS BEGUN!
I can't believe the PREMIER is Tomorrow, May 21st at 6:00 & 8:00pm.

We have opened-up our (socially distanced) seating capacity so we now have more tickets available at the premier. Plus we still have tickets available for next week's showings on 5/27 & 5/28.

You are Invited! Bring your friends!

On Screen at our Theater and Virtual Options are available.

Click the link in bio for ticket purchase or to donate to the program!

Ticket prices start at $5.00! Get your tickets here!

https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsoacostumefashiondesign.com%2Fhome%2Ffashion-show%2Ftickets-sponsorship&e=ATNP1wbHZVmmrSaKETAwhsW747cZf7PGcznc8gjHUBmfYb58pG8AJ3eU4osb1k_Mn9U3vnLxPnz9wx8eAamki34&s=1
Sneak Peek at a fabulous look by Evy Wells, SOA Junior.

You can support our program by purchasing tickets to our fashion show viewings on 5/21, 27, and 28. We need program sponsors, donations and contributions for our silent auction.

More details about how to support our program, and show times and tickets here! sites.google.com/soacostumefashiondesign.com/home/fashion-show/tickets-sponsorship

PHOTO CREDITS TO JOSEPH W NIENSTEDT AT JWNPHOTO.COM
I am so excited to share our May 8th video recording of the 2021 Overlooked Fashion Show was a great success and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Our Fashion Show Production Debut will be offered both Virtually and In-person at the RMMT Theater. For the in-person Fashion Show Viewings at the Theater, any SOA student may attend the event, but tickets are sold in "groups of 5" (AKA "Pods") for only students and their immediate family members (due to pandemic limitations).

For everyone else interested in viewing the fashion show and wants to support our program through the purchase of tickets, we are so excited to air the video of the fashion show during the same viewing times as the RMMT Theater Viewings.

VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SHOWING Dates and Times are as follows:
5/21 VIP Night 6:00 (Sold Out) & 8:00 pm
(VIP night airs a week before the other standard viewing nights, the Mayor Tecklinburg and his Wife Sandy will be present along with Social Influencer and Fashionista Andrea Serrano and her Influencer guests. The News Media will be invited to this evening as well.

5/27 & 5/28 Showings are also at 6:00 and 8:00 pm
Both virtually and In-Person at the RMMT Theater (again, in-person showings at the RMMT is for students and their immediate family members).

Tickets and Info about the show can be found/purchased here:
https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsoacostumefashiondesign.com%2Fhome%2Ffashion-show%2Ftickets-sponsorship&e=ATPH9030P4C-PIxJ7QMARwfBc39X0xFOH95I8NSNA-x3btRqJ83Lt7Ntv5ePEukM5sHmXXPFncyPWepYDtxOxBU&s=1

FOLLOW US ON the SOA Fashion and Costume Design instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/charleston.soa.fashiondesign/

Watch our Media Interview here to learn more about what the Fashion Design and Costume department is up to!
https://youtu.be/vKsie0aX_Z4We

The CCSD SOA Costume and Fashion Design Major is a special, interdisciplinary major which includes visual arts, garment construct and design.

The Costume & Fashion Design Major at SOA was founded by Mrs. Marie Nichols in 2014 and has a history and reputation of excellence as an elective, recognized both regionally and nationally, for 14 years! Former students have won scholarships to top design schools in the nation. Currently we have design students at FIT, VCU, FIDM (Los Angeles), SCAD and Central St. Martin’s in London; and also have

Operating as usual

Fashion Alumni Survey 12/06/2021

Fashion Alumni Survey

Alums, please take this survey to support the major...
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej22QnDciqXZPmrnXP621zPjTyt1DnMqK7qDkz6-Xu0ZeZpA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Fashion Alumni Survey

11/20/2021

Interested in the major? Then it’s time to get involved before it is too late…

https://chng.it/JCTgPXgNNL

Interested in the major? Then it’s time to get involved before it is too late…

https://chng.it/JCTgPXgNNL

📅 May 21 | SOA Fashion Program - Virtual Silent Auction 05/24/2021

📅 May 21 | SOA Fashion Program - Virtual Silent Auction

Please visit our silent auction to support the major and bid on fabulous items!

https://event.gives/soafashion

📅 May 21 | SOA Fashion Program - Virtual Silent Auction 12:00AM |

SOA Silent Auction Donation 05/19/2021

SOA Silent Auction Donation

Love the major? Please consider donating an item/service to our silent auction. It is so simple!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu8dvUV2LddthpBi9FwBLW7dPRH_QlLgg7If8oJgZubdHAHw/viewform

SOA Silent Auction Donation Please fill out this form. For questions, contact Karin Crookes: [email protected], (802) 310-1856 Your donation will help fund the SOA Costume and Fashion Major. Thank you!!!!

SOA Costume & Fashion Design - Tickets & Sponsorship 05/18/2021

SOA Costume & Fashion Design - Tickets & Sponsorship

Want to support the major? Buy tickets or become a sponsor here...

https://www.soacostumefashiondesign.com/fashion-show/tickets-sponsorship

SOA Costume & Fashion Design - Tickets & Sponsorship Individual tickets have been released!

How Coco Chanel changed the course of women's fashion 02/04/2021

How Coco Chanel changed the course of women's fashion

Fantastic!

How Coco Chanel changed the course of women's fashion Fifty years after her death, the trailblazing designer's influence on fashion lives on. Here are 8 important style innovations from a designer who once famously said: "I don't do fashion. I am fashion."

Class of 2021 FSF Scholars — Fashion Scholarship Fund 02/01/2021

Class of 2021 FSF Scholars — Fashion Scholarship Fund

We are so proud of SOA Design Alum Caroline Floyd for this prestigious scholarship win for her amazing work at CSU! Check out her work!
https://www.fashionscholarshipfund.org/fsf-scholars

Class of 2021 FSF Scholars — Fashion Scholarship Fund Welcome to the FSF Digital Showcase - an A to Z directory of 120 scholarship recipients, searchable by case study discipline, school and year in school. We hope you enjoy learning more about them and reviewing their impressive work. Congratulations to our Class of 2021 FSF Scholars!

01/31/2021

Recommendations for your portfolio & audition

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01/31/2021

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Creative minds invited to apply for School of the Arts fashion design program 01/28/2021

Creative minds invited to apply for School of the Arts fashion design program

Apply today!

Creative minds invited to apply for School of the Arts fashion design program Calling all 8th grade fashionistas! The Charleston County School of the Arts is looking for creative young minds to apply to its Fashion Design Program. It's the only school in the state that offers a fashion design major in the arts program. Applications are out now, but to be enrolled, you've got....

01/26/2021

www.ccsdschools.com

Link to portfolio requirements:

https://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/lib/SC50000504/Centricity/Domain/22/Fashion%20and%20Costume%20Virtual%20Audition%20Requirements%202021%20-%202022.pdf

www.ccsdschools.com

01/13/2021

What more info on how to apply?
FIRST APPLY: You apply through CCSD School choice Jan. 26-Feb. 26. Anyone who applies may audition! After you apply (before Feb. 26), you will audition virtually as outlined below.

Fashion and Design Major (9th—12th Grade only)

By March 5th at 3pm, Students must Submit 3 color drawings on paper of original costume or fashion designs appropriate for a child, teen or adult (male or female) on a human figure/model (croquis).

If you have difficulty getting your garment and sketches to the school, please reach out so we can make accommodations.

Drawings must be placed in a manila folder with the applicant’s name on the back. Drawings will not be returned.

Students must drop off 1 garment (at the SOA Front Desk) either constructed or altered by them. Accessories may also be included. Student Names and contact phone number (and/or email) MUST be written on paper and pinned to each garment.

Students will participate in a 30 minute zoom audition

This includes a 20 minute live on a human figure/model (croquis) sketch challenge assessment

Students will participate in a 10 minute question and answer session about their work.

Information / School Choice 01/13/2021

Information / School Choice

Apply January 26!

Information / School Choice Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools.

Timeline Photos 12/16/2020

Just a peek into our design studio! And something unusual is happening in our socially distanced photo. Can you spot what it is? Comment below! #soafashion #fashioncharleston #fashion #fashiondesign #studentdesigners #fashiondesigner #fashiongram

Just a peek into our design studio! And something unusual is happening in our socially distanced photo. Can you spot what it is? Comment below! #soafashion #fashioncharleston #fashion #fashiondesign #studentdesigners #fashiondesigner #fashiongram

Watch 12/04/2020

Watch

Ms. Martin will be on Low Country Live today talking about the Costume and Fashion Design Program. Watch if you can!
Find us:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/LowcountryLive
Instagram: https://instagram.com/lowcountrylive/
Viewers can always watch via our livestream: http://abcnews4.com/live

Watch WCIV ABC News 4, Charleston, South Carolina provides coverage of local and national news, sports, weather and community events in the region, including North Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Rantowles, Cottageville, St George, Moncks Corner, Jacksonboro, Ravenel, Cottagevi...

05/28/2020

Drop-Off/Pick Up Dates

Students will drop off textbooks, library books, major items, fees owed. They will pick up locker contents, yearbooks, reading lists, summer math information, and awards.

12th Grade: May 21 8pm-11pm

6th-11th Grade

Last names A-F Monday, June 1st 7:30am-10:30am or 4:30pm-7:30pm

Last names G-M Tuesday, June 2nd 7:30am-10:30am or 4:30pm-7:30pm

Last names N-Z Wednesday, June 3rd 7:30am-10:30am or 4:30pm-7:30pm

abcnews4.com 03/31/2020

Charleston Co. School of the Arts students making face masks for health workers

Look what these marvelous designers are up to now!

abcnews4.com While the Charleston County School of the Arts' Annual Fashion Show is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 42 costume and fashion design majors at the school are sewing for a good cause. The students in Caroline Baker's costume and fashion design classes are making covers for different ty...

02/12/2020

We had so much fun sharing the opportunities at SOA with the students at Zucker Middle School. We would love to visit your school also!

sites.google.com 01/30/2020

SOA Costume & Fashion Design

How cool is our new website!?!
Thanks so much Susannah Elliott!
https://www.soacostumefashiondesign.com/

sites.google.com Do you love to design costumes and clothing? Do you want to draw, sew and design for 90 minutes every day as part of your regular high school day? Then APPLY to SOA’s Costume & Fashion Design major! We are looking for you!!!

fashionista.com 01/27/2020

The Top 25 Fashion Schools in the World: 2019

Want to go to the best International Design Schools in the World? You have come to the right place!
https://fashionista.com/2019/12/top-fashion-schools-world-2019

fashionista.com Students and alumni have weighed in.

01/14/2020

Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major's cover photo

01/14/2020

Thank you for your interest in the major! Here are the Costume & Fashion Design Major (9th—12th Grade only) audition requirements:
Applicants will...
1) submit 3-5 drawings of original costume or fashion designs appropriate for a child, teen or adult (male or female) on a human figure/model (croquis).
2) bring in 1-5 of the best garments either constructed or altered by them. Accessories may also be included.
3) participate in a 90 minute audition including an on-site design challenge assessment in which the applicant will use a variety of materials to create original designs. ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.
4) participate in a 5 minute question and answer interview session about their designs.

sites.google.com 01/14/2020

SOA Fashion/Costume

https://sites.google.com/site/soafashioncostumedesign/

sites.google.com Pay your fees here! The Fashion & Costume Design Program fees are used to fund fabric & supplies, local field trips, and more. All students are required to pay this fee.

ccsdschools.com 01/14/2020

Information / School Choice

Do you love to design costumes and clothing? Do you want to draw, sew and design for 90 minutes every day as part of your regular highschool day? Then APPLY to SOA’s Costume & Fashion Design major! We are looking for you!!!

SOA is the #2 High School in SC and it is a FREE public school. 158 graduating seniors were offered $6.5 million in scholarships to top schools in 2018. SOA offers the best in AP, honors & top academics in addition to your art area. Prepare for college and your career with us!

Please take a photo of the 2020 dates, deadlines and details; and get your School Choice application in ASAP!

January 28: Applications open here at noon: https://www.ccsdschools.com/Page/224
February 28: Applications close at 4 p.m.
March 5 & 14: Design Auditions (see our page)
April 2: SOA Costume & Fashion Design major 2020 Fashion Show
April 3: Families will be notified of acceptance after 4:00 p.m.

ccsdschools.com Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools.

01/11/2020

Virtually visit our annual highschool Costume & Fashion Design Major fashion show at the Charleston County School of the Arts...

Videography by Jonah Arnold
Show Directed by Caroline Baker
Produced by PDA & The Costume & Fashion Design Major Board
Model Coach Nina Nesbitt

02/13/2019

Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major's cover photo

02/13/2019

It’s time for the best fashion show in town! Poster Art by Sam Clarke. Costume and Fashion Designs from the best young designers in Charleston.

01/28/2019

Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major's cover photo

01/28/2019

Charleston County School of the Arts - SOA Costume & Fashion Design Major's cover photo

01/28/2019

Please check out our show from last year and come see us on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 PM, at the SOA Cafe.

01/24/2019

Come see what we are all about!

11/18/2018

We had six finalist and the Grand Prize Winner at the unconventional materials Young Adult Challenge at Off Runway. Congrats to these amazing Juniors!

11/18/2018

Our 10th graders took home ribbons from The Coastal Carolina Fair competing against adults with dresses they made freshman year! And look at this portrait!

11/18/2018

We won the Giant Greeting Card Competition! Please check us out at the Festival of Lights!

10/07/2018

soa.ccsdschools.com

Want to apply?
Apply here: http://www.ccsdschools.com/families/students/choice

Fashion and Design Major (9th—12th Grade only)
 Submit 3-5 drawings of original costume or fashion designs appropriate for a child, teen or adult (male or female) on a human figure/model
(croquis). Place drawings in a manila folder with the applicant’s name on the back.
 Students must bring in 1-5 of the best garments either constructed or altered by them. Accessories may also be included.
 Student will participate in a 90 minute audition including an on-site design challenge assessment in which the applicant will use a
variety of materials to create original designs. ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.
 Students will participate in a 5 minute question and answer session about their designs.

https://soa.ccsdschools.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2868411/File/Applications%20for%20Enrollment/2018-2019/7th%20-%2012th%20grade%20Audition%20Requirements%202018%20-%202019.pdf

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