From designing, stitching to strutting their fashions on the runway, youth from the Southeast Tennis and Studying Heart (SETLC) participated within the 14th annual Sew ‘N Know Youngin’s Trend Present on Saturday, June 10.
Introduced by former D.C. First Girl Cora Masters Barry (SETLC and Recreation Want Checklist Committee founder) and sponsored by the devoted work of mother-and-son duo Janice Rankins and Raji Rankins of Stitching Alternative By no means Ending, this yr’s style present was themed “@MET GALA,” and showcased the laborious work of the younger creatives.
“We’ve 25 younger folks which can be within the style present. And so we’ve plenty of fantastic, fantastic creations. We use a whole lot of lamé, a whole lot of glitz, a whole lot of glam,” mentioned Janice Rankins, explaining a number of the ensembles to help the Met Gala theme.
With about 250 visitors in attendance, the 14th Annual Sew ‘N Know, introduced out visitors resembling D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Whereas the style and modeling are annual added bonuses, the general objective of the style present is to showcase the scholars’ abilities.
“It is a distinctive style present,” Raji Rankins defined. “We create a fantastic platform to offer youth a significant artwork expertise. We’re bringing Southeast collectively to actually simply present what it’s that Southeast youngsters have the aptitude of doing… That is our Southeast youngsters that aren’t solely being on the runway, however they’re creating types and designs that they created themselves to then be capable of show.”