Humber’s fashion community came together for one night for the Fashion Come Home alumni event at the Lakeshore campus.
Students were able to mingle with each other as well with other Humber fashion graduates and industry guests.
The event, which is in its second year, was ran completely by current students from the Fashion Management and Promotions program at Humber College who were in charge of decorating , catering and organizing the raffle.
Participants were also able to tour 100 Years of Fashion exhibit located in the L Space Gallery. Owned by a private collector, the exhibition included vintage pieces and accessories that showed the progression of fashion during certain time periods.
Program Coordinator of Fashion Management and Promotions Susan Roberton stressed the importance of networking.
“The fashion sector is a small industry. It’s not six degrees of separation, its more like two,” she said.
“Chances are you are going to get a job from some one you went to school with or networked at a fashion event.”
Fashion Management and Promotions student, Malika Haque took advantage of the event and used the opportunity to meet fashion industry leaders.
“We are international students from India so it’s always important to create and network with individuals from different parts of the world,” she said.
Towards the end of the event, attendants were able to win prizes from a raffle including a chance to win a $300 tote bag. They could then end their night with a complementary photo at the makeshift red carpet, complete with costume props.
Rebecca Mcmahon said she hopes the event allow her to make connection that will help her start her career.
“I was nervous but it’s cool to know that someone I talked to tonight may be able to hire me in the future,’ Mcmahon said.