Fashionable Things
We Have Found 6

The Legion of Honor is welcoming an exhibit of clothing from The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection starting March 14, 2015. This New York Times article on millennials resonates with us. Particularly the quote, “The generation that gave us Occupy Wall Street has embraced its own modes of entrepreneurship, found across the broad spectrum of “creatives,” […]


Where Are They Now:
Miriam Lewis

We were excited to catch up with Miriam Lewis, a former graduate. We asked her a few questions about her current work. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What degree/certificate did you get? Miriam Lewis (ML): I received the Theater Costuming 
Custom Design/Theater Costuming certificate. CFD: What were your fashion goals? ML: I had been costuming with […]

Anja AiF

Artistry in Fashion
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Summer is winding down. School is in full swing. We hope you are planning to join us for Artistry in Fashion on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This event allows students to gain experience with local designers, generates funds for our student scholarships and classroom supplies (all proceeds go back to the department!), and allows us […]

Student Work

Student Work:
Harold Thomas

Current student, Harold Thomas, is working towards all 4 certificates. In his classes, he’s had a lot of fun making shorts. Here are some shots of his creative work. He’s also showing off the new Cañada College Fashion Department bag that he received in honor of winning a scholarship! What creative ideas have you worked […]


Spring 2014 Recap

We’ve had a fabulous Spring 2014 Semester. Here are some of the wonderful things we’ve been up to! While enjoying the images and preparing for the Fall semester, please engage with us. Tell us what types of blog posts you have been enjoying and what you might like to see more of. We really appreciate […]

Beginning Vest

Beginning Clothing Construction

Are you interested in fashion and wondering where to start? Our Beginning Clothing Construction class is a great place. There are two sections this Fall starting on August 19: Tuesday mornings from 10:10am-1:00pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm. In this class you will learn all you need to construct three simple garments a t-shirt, pj […]

Merchandising (3)


Don’t forget about our Merchandising Certificate. Only 18 credits are required! Visual Merchandising, a 3 credit course, will be offered by Wayne Wichern on Tuesday afternoons from 2:10-5pm. Students in the Visual Merchandising class will have the opportunity to set up displays in a variety of environments. Here are class shots of our Spring Merchandising […]


Fashionable Things
We Have Found

The many nuances of women dressing in tech in the Silicon Valley from From Oakland’s Style. (This is a three and a half minute video) This video blog of how an old sewing factory is getting new life from Yahoo Finance.


Advanced Flat Pattern: Join Us This Fall

Do you already have Patternmaking skills? If so, join us for Advanced Flat Pattern offered on Thursday mornings from 9:10am-12 noon. This class will refine your skills and offers plenty of opportunities to play. We hope you’ll join us! Here are some of the fun garments made in previous sessions.  


Event Recap:
Putting Your Best
Foot Forward

We had Ms. Catherine Fraser speak with us in May about sales. We learned some great insights into sales and how to make sales easier. In case you missed it, here are a few of the gems we came away with. Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) on your own product and your competitors […]



Our students have been having fun playing with pattern designs and stripes. Here are two stellar examples. The first, is a t-shirt. Can you figure out how many pattern pieces she must have used? The next student created these fantastic pants. Here is a great look at the behind the scenes patterning figuring she did […]


Former Student:
Monique Saviano

We recently met up with Cañada alum, Monique Saviano, and asked her about what she has been up to. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What degree or certificate did you receive? Monique Saviano (MS): Fashion Design: Custom Dressmaking/Small Business Oriented CFD: What did you do before Cañada? MS: Accounting and HR which I still do. (My […]

Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2014:
Altered Couture

Here is a student from the Fashion Show Production Class working on her repurposed garments. The skirt is made from vintage handkerchiefs. The show was a fabulous affair on Saturday, May 17 at 7pm. The show showcased student designs from the Fashion Show Production Class that included many takes on “Altered Couture.” Students created garments […]

Artistry in Fashion

Artistry in Fashion
September 27, 2014

Our 24th Annual Artistry in Fashion is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014. We are super excited to have Pati Palmer as our guest speaker this year. The day is full of opportunities and all proceeds benefit the Cañada College Fashion Design and Merchandising Department student scholarships and supplies. Entry is a $10 donation or […]