Two of our teen participants, Junemarie Gonzalez and Dajours Schoonmaker, showcase looks from designer Synderela. Photo by Liz Ligon
This August, Friends of the High Line hosted its first official public runway event – a back-to-school fashion show that was the culmination of months of work by a group of local teens. We recruited the talented teens to work with designers and create looks for our August 29 event. This select group of young fashionistas not only met with professional designers and pulled looks from their existing collections, they also designed two original pieces for Tabii Just and LaQuan Smith. Additionally, the teens were responsible for casting the models and choosing the accessories, hairstyles, and makeup that completed each look.
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