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Palomar College Merchandising and Design Program to present fashion show May 6 at CCAE

The Palomar College Merchandising and De­sign program will pres­ent its annual fashion show, MODA, Express Yourself on Friday, May 6 at the California Cen­ter for the Arts, Escon­dido (CCAE) Concert Hall.

The event will show­case nearly 200 one-of- a-kind garments created by student designers and shown by more than 50 models. Fashion col­lections from 12 stu­dent designers will be featured in the annual catwalk production. The program will also include a presentation from fashion industry guest speaker Leonard Simpson.

Simpson is well known for Fashion For­ward, a nationwide com­pany which orchestrates high-style fashion shows from Beverly Hills to New York City. Simp­son’s experience spans two decades on the Os­cars, Golden Globe, and Emmy’s Red Carpet as a style reporter.

“Leonard Simpson is the face of fashion for San Diego,” said Rita Campo Griggs, fashion professor. “We are very excited to have him at this event, and to be showing off the innova­tive designs of our stu­dents.”

Campo Griggs said that more than 1,000 guests attended Palo­mar’s

MODA fashion show last year, includ­ing fashion industry professionals, students and teachers from high schools with fashion programs and or clubs.

Tickets are available at the California Center for the Arts Concert Hall box office, 340 North Es­condido Blvd, Escondido California 92025, or on the Center website, Ticket prices are $15 Orchestra, $12 Mezzanine, $20 at the Door. For more infor­mation about this event or fashion/merchandis­ing and design classes, contact Campo-Griggs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2347,

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