In November NDHS held its annual Newspaper Fashion Show. A tradition begun in 2007, the show requires student designers to create and model outfits made entirely of recycled materials. This year's show included categories such as “best walk” or “most creative” etc., and was judged by industry professionals.
The host, our own Michael Casiano, charmed the crowd with his colorful commentaries and Victoria Ruiz, a senior, entertained the audience with her charismatic personality, her many expressions, her walk and an amazing newspaper outfit. Anthony Sierra and Ana Quiroz won best in show this year with their "Alice in Wonderland" theme. The pair wore stunning matching outfits and had perfectly styled hair and make-up. Last but not least, Donis Almanzar’s paper outfit left the crowd amazed with his piece inspired by the designer Givenchy. The outfit was voted best in menswear.
This year’s judges included real industry insiders. We had Magen Tou of Bonton brands, Katie Hart of Free People, costume designer Kate Cusak, Lana Russo of Glamour, Steven Dool of PR agency and finally our own Dr. Scott Conti principal of New Design High School. Students are also given a grade in their design class for participating in show.
Best Accessories and Styling went Emmanuel Campana. Most Entertaining went to Andrew Arce. Ann Christine Velazquez won Best Use of Color and Pattern while Alexa Garcia won most wearable.