What is Fashion? It has so many facets, such as trends and style. Maybe above all, it means to have an outlet for creativity and self-expression, and that is exactly what the President of the College of Charleston Fashion Club, Kaylee Lass, believes in. Lass has quite the impressive resume so far as a standing Junior here at the College. She has interned as a campus representative for the global online clothing website, ASOS, and has worked with one of Charleston’s most exclusive, sought-after events for several years, Charleston Fashion Week, for emerging designers and models to showcase their talent. (Impressed yet?) Lass subtly giggled when recalling on her experiences with Charleston Fashion Week describing it as, “fast-paced and intense,” but credited those experiences in helping her take the heat in pressured, professional situations. With hands-on, out-in-the-real-world experience in the fashion industry, what better task to tackle than being President of the CofC Fashion Club?
The Fashion Club is still relatively new, having only been discovered in 2012, but do not mistake its lack of longevity for its potential. Kaylee Lass used one word to describe the members of the club and that was, “collaborative.” Right now, these 22 committed and innovative members are working on a very exciting project for the club’s future. The Fashion Club is going through a rebranding period, transitioning into a more regular, student-aimed and Charleston-based agenda. One of their projects that aims to achieve this new brand is a video look book, which will display seasonal outfits and showcase the styling and designing talent of the club members. Incidentally, most of the members have aspirations to establish careers in the fashion industry and have chosen to utilize the fashion club in effort to gain experience and make connections in the fashion world in all that Charleston has to offer. However, not all are career-seeking members, some are simply there because of their love for shopping.
The Fashion Club has aggregated all types of people who all simply love fashion. If this is you, email President Kaylee Lass or check out their website to find more information and do so in time to join their exciting and upcoming events, like the South Carolina Fashion 360 Conference on Oct. 18. The conference will provide impressive opportunities for fashion designing and marketing through skill-building workshops and industry intuition on how to succeed locally in order to thrive nationally. Among many other things, the Fashion Club’s most looked-forward-to event of the year is their annual Spring Fashion Show “The Spring Issue,” in which the members get to use their freedom of creativity to style trend-setting outfits and show off their crazy talent as fashionistas.
Although the main purpose of the Fashion Club is to share the common interest of fashion, President Lass expressed her long-time goal for the club is to continue to show off the actual talents and interests of the members and use those artistry skills to create a place in the community of this Holy City of ours. So, if you have the talent and/or passion for fashion, waste no time in joining the “collaborative” and innovative CofC Fashion Club for a fun-filled experience.