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Good day Fusioners! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and a lot has been happening here in the Fusion world. First, our designers at both F.I.T. and Parsons have proven to be dedicated, enthusiastic, and full of talent. Both schools have such diverse talent and I know everyone will enjoy seeing the creativity and passion all 30 of them will be showcasing on the runway.

Our model casting call was a lot of fun and we had a huge turnout. The line of beautiful people was never ending and we ended up with about 40 amazing girls and a few boys. Thanks to all who tried out and supported Fusion. The models are, of course, crucial to the show and my appreciation to them is hard to put into words. We did have Fusion veterans show up like the exquisite Stephanie, the perfect Mallorie, and so many other fresh new Fusion stars. Work it out!

The Fusion family had a party for the holiday that was also a fitting. Jovana from Parsons was able to secure the room and is one of the nicest people I’ve met in some time. It was great to see some former Fusioners like Chilali, Jack, and Angie share their stories about Fusion with the others. Michelle, our assistant director, is doing a great job as always. Heather and Caitlin, the F.I.T. and Parsons coordinators, are both fantastic and I look forward to them leading their teams to excellence.

Our show is only a couple months away and now is the time where we start reaching out to judges, companies, and clubs for participation in what will be our 10 year anniversary. I can’t believe it has been 10 years. I look back and get so nostalgic. The past is so important to a show like ours because it demands we look to the future. Many of the designers from past Fusions are doing very well. All we need to do is look at Chris Benz, a former roommate of mine and the talk of the fashion world right now. I can think of no one who deserves it more. He is joined by such fashionistas as Alex Wang, Prabal Gurung, Miguel Pena, Jillian Lewis, Wells Stellberger and so many more. For the past two seasons of Project Runway, a former Fusioner has appeared. We are everywhere!

So, it’s time for me to rid myself of nostalgia and start thinking about which of this year’s 30 designers will do amazing things in the demanding world of fashion. All of them have the talent and the education to back them, it’s the passion that will be put to the test. I get my first look at their clothes in February and I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about it. Until then, read their bios on our website and save the show dates. We are doing FOUR this year. See you soon.

– Jimmy


Author: Michelle Christina

Designer, writer, Brooklyn baby.

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