Abrookin students explore fashion and technology
ALBANY, N.Y. (May
10, 2017) – Students from Albany High
School's Abrookin Career and Technical Center who participated in
cosmetology teacher LaQuita Love’s after-school “Cos-Computing” Club
continued that innovative work with an educational and entertaining
visit to New York City on May 5.
The students had partnered with RPI earlier
this year using computer software and 3D printing to design cornrow
braiding styles. They saw these principles and more in action during
their trip to the National Museum of Mathematics and the Fashion
Institute of Technology.
Along with an exploration of technology and
science, students viewed clothing designed by African-American
designers, including a dress by Anne Lowe, who fashioned Jacqueline
Kennedy’s wedding dress.
They also had the opportunity to meet with
Albany High alumna Armani Faison, who currently attends FIT.
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