Posted by Fashion Merchandising Class on 2/20/2018

Students’ Work Featured at Ooh La La on Main Street

 Student working on display


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The Fashion Merchandising Students from the Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology in Bellport recently put their creative expertise to use by designing the window displays at Ooh La La on Main Street in Sayville. The Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology is the Career and Technical Education Program at Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

Student working with Pink and white flowers  

Students visited the boutique, developed their ideas back in the classroom, returned to the store to have the manager review their sketches, and went to work after they received approval. They chose new clothing to spotlight in the window, in addition to accessories and props, and constructed approximately two dozen oversized paper flowers to hang at various lengths to create an overflowing cascade effect. Intricate floral designs were also painted on the inside of the windows. Said Fashion Merchandising Teacher Joyce Sims, “This project provided my students with authentic firsthand experience. They used decor to showcase new items in the store, and inexpensive materials such as paint and tissue paper to make the window design pop and grab the attention of passersby. They worked as a team to bring their ideas to fruition and we’re grateful to Ooh La La for giving them this opportunity.”