CFC Flash Fashion Show 2018

  Photo by Silvana Frangaj, @silvana_frangaj on Instagram

Photo by Silvana Frangaj, @silvana_frangaj on Instagram

Written by Kevin Alvarenga

On October 17th, in collaboration with the Straight Edge, the Cornell Fashion Collective (CFC) hosted the 2018 Flash Fashion Show! The recently established Straight Edge has been an active voice in supporting student endeavors on campus. Through its collaboration with CFC, the two have been able to provide students with a platform for self expression. This year’s Flash Fashion Show route maximized engagement with the student population, designers, and models on central campus.

  Photo by Silvana Frangaj, @silvana_frangaj on Instagram

Photo by Silvana Frangaj, @silvana_frangaj on Instagram

Beginning at noon on Willard Straight Hall, the location of the recently opened Straight Edge, the walk had models go through Ho Plaza and the Arts Quad. Stopping in the center of the Arts Quad, models took a brief moment to showcase their looks and went back to the Straight Edge to conclude the show. The diverse models participating in the Flash Fashion Show  were representative of students across the seven undergraduate colleges. The Flash Fashion Show enables student designers to showcase their looks and to present their unique approaches to apparel. This year’s show served as a continuation of CFC’s commitment to empowering young creatives to push the boundaries of fashion.

CFIN x CFC Present The Brand Girls

  Photo by Grace Anderson, @grace.anderson16 on Instagram

Photo by Grace Anderson, @grace.anderson16 on Instagram

Written by Grace Anderson

On October 3rd, CFIN and CFC presented The Brand Girls, led by Rachel Bozik, to discuss female empowerment in the fashion industry. Bozik discussed why it’s important to have a professional confidence and how to grow it, recommending to train it like a muscle. She stressed the importance of having a clear understanding of “why you” when applying for an internship or job in addition to perfecting your resume and complementing it with a personal website or portfolio to show your work. Your resume needs to be visually flawless with eye-catching buzzwords that make you stand out among a sea of applicants.

Photos by Grace Anderson, @grace.anderson16 on Instagram

Bozik founded The Brand Girls out of her own struggles of getting advice in college. She quickly began to realize your network is equal to your net worth. To build your network, Bozik has three main tips. First, build your personal brand confidence-- describe your “why you” with elevated vocabulary to stand out. Secondly, boost your email confidence by contacting your network on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to increase the likelihood of a response. Make sure to have a catchy subject line and make sure to follow up in two weeks if you have not heard a response. Lastly, Bozik recommends building your networking confidence. An easy way to do so is by creating business cards with your name, phone number, email, and LinkedIn url for networking events. Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your insight with us!