About Fashion & Related Technologies
The El Camino College Fashion & Related Technologies is part of the Industry & Technology Division. We are located in the Technical Arts Building, on the North West side of the college campus.
The fashion department of El Camino College has transformed many of its students into successful designers, manufacturers and merchandisers over the course of the last 50 years.
Some of the most memorable and successful students have gone on to have careers in varying fields of design. Naomi Rodriguez a former student, Costume Designer for the Academy Award winning short film “Visas & Virtues”, is now a Live Entertainment Costumer for one of the worlds' major theme parks “Disneyland.” Tenaya Barrios, a Technical Designer for the Disney Company: Girls Division and Youth Costume. Eden Clark Coblenz, Costumer; Margaret Islander, founder of Margaret Islander School of Fashion Arts; and Nina Blanchard, founder of Blanchard Modeling Agency and author of “Look” and “The Look”. Their experiences at El Camino College undoubtedly helped to launch dreams and realize their goals.
El Camino College initiated its first fashion show over 35 years ago, not only to exhibit our fashion students, but inspire students as well as broaden their horizons. The college presents “Shining Stars” students from surrounding high schools who enter their own designs in the show. The Fashion Production class produces the show as a corporation in which, officers and committee members are selected. A budget is appointed for advertising and promotion of the show, models chosen and trained, and student designs are put on display during the show. The Tailor Made Fashion Club provides additional contributions. Proceeds raised go toward next year's fashion show, student scholarships, and equipment for the fashion department. This hands-on education opportunity provides a night of fun and fashion which exhibits El Camino's pride to the campus and community.
The Fashion Department of El Camino College, an integral program in the Industry & Technology Division. Our primary goal is Student Success. We strive to achieve the following objectives:
- To exceed the educational needs of students entering the Fashion Department for a “first look around” or as declared Fashion Majors.
- To provide support through campus counseling and networking with industry professionals.
- To encourage teamwork and student awareness of the changing and fast-paced Fashion Industry through the campus club, “Tailor Made.”
- To graduate students ready for entry-level positions within the Fashion Industry Job Market.