The College of Alameda is home to a very special program that allows students to study clothing design and merchandising. According to program director O.J. Roundtree this affordable program — known as the Apparel Design and Merchandising Program (or ADAM) — is unique in the Bay Area.
This year, graduating students and others will be presenting their latest designs and creations at a fashion show set for 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 14. The event is free and will take place in Building F, 555 Atlantic Ave.
The fashion school hosted off-campus shows for years, but let the tradition go due to budgetary and other issues in 2006. This year marks the College of Alameda’s 40th anniversary, so Roundtree and other decided to bring the event.
The fashion show will feature completed designs by 15 graduating students, designs in progress by other students, and light refreshments, according to Roundtree.