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 […]

Jose Rodriguez

Current Student:
Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez is currently working on his Custom Dressmaking / Small Business Degree. He aspires to also earn the Technical Apparel Industry Oriented and Fashion Merchandising Certificates as well. This Spring, Jose worked with his former fellow student, Elena Tuck. He helped construct her latest collection. Through the experience Jose gained a lot of confidence […]


Sarah Veblen

Students in our Intermediate Clothing Construction class were able to hear from Sarah Veblen, a fashion industry star. She is based in the Baltimore area and works as a custom clothing designer, teaches, and writes. Sarah’s work lead her to become an expert on fit. She shares her experience in her book, The Complete Photo […]

Fashion Entreneurship

Fashion Entreprenuership

What better use of summer vacation, then starting a business? Join the Fashion Entrepreneurship class on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-10pm June 17 through July 24. This class will jump into the behind the scenes questions fashion related businesses need to answer in order to have a great foundation for success. Several of our […]


Where Are They Now:
Elena Tuck

Elena Tuck has taken her beautiful hand crocheted pieces that we featured here and recently opened a storefront in Burlingame. The local paper profiled her here. Congratulations, Elena. We can’t wait to see where you go form here!


Current Student:
Lenore Espanola

Lenore Espanola has been a student in our program for a few years now. She has a background in marketing and works in that field and consulting during the day, so she enjoys our variety of night, weekend, and short-term classes. She is one class away from our Merchandising certificate and also working towards our […]

Earth Day 2

Denim Contest

We had so many wonderful entries in our Denim Contest. Here are a few of them on campus for the Earth Day display. Here are some images from our Celebration Tea. And here is winner as selected by our Advisory Board Committee.


Jenna Anderson

It is exciting for us, when a current student ends up interning for a former student. Such is the case for Jenna Anderson and Grant Spencer. Last Fall, Jenna missed an Advanced Flat Pattern class due to an illness, but couldn’t get fashion off of her mind. She had met Grant Spencer of GTLS Designs […]


Where Are They Now: Andrew Nguyen

We love when our alum stay in contact with us. Please feel free to call Ronda at 650-306-3370 and catch us up on what you are doing! We recently spoke with Andrew Nguyen. He’s still enjoying the East Coast in New York City. I work for MGF Sourcing, as an Associate Design Coordinator.  We are […]