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Career Tech Ed fashion show Saturday
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Stripes, mixed patterns, ruffles and pastel colors are in.

Add retro and gender equality to the spring fashion clothing mix for Old Navy.

Those are among the 2019 trends as listed by Mariah Gonzalves, who is a manager or leader at the Manteca store.

Last week she worked with Angie Anaya and students of her Fashion Merchandising class at Manteca High.

Included were Azucena Rodriguez, an MHS senior, and East Union High junior Alexa Miranda. Both are serving as stylists and coordinators for the upcoming Career Technical Education's Fashion Show.

The milestone 10th annual event will be held Saturday, March 2, in Winter Gym at MHS beginning at 6 p.m.

Seventy models will be on hand, displaying the latest spring fashion for youngsters as young as kindergarten and all the way through high school on up from local businesses such as Hibbet Sports, TJ Maxx, Cutie's Clothing Company, Simply Irresistible Children's Boutique, Target, Formal Connections, and Old Navy.

Anaya's students are also doing a Thrift Store Collection Challenge.

"The challenge is for them to put together a three-piece complete outfit (clothes and apparel) from the various thrift stores at no more than $40," she said.

Proceeds from the top outfit, which will be put up for sale, will go to the charity of choice for the winner.

Another fashion display will be that of all denim.

Ashley John, who is a senior at Lathrop High, is one of the models.

"I'm excited and looking forward to it," said John, who was doing a fitting at Old Navy.

The challenge for fashion show coordinators Rodriguez and Miranda is piecing together the event.

"We're trying to show the spring collection from each of the stores," said Miranda, who served as an interned at Old Navy.

The CTE Fashion Show will also feature teachers being among the runway models.

The Careers in Law Enforcement led by instructor Benjamin Cromwell along with MHS teacher Carol Creighton and her students handling the video and local photographer Chris Leonard capturing the moment in pictures are among the helping hands for this year's fashion show.

Cost is $5. Proceeds will go towards the Fashion Merchandising class -- made up of students from MHS, EU, Lathrop High and Sierra High -- in particular, its annual trip to the Los Angeles' Fashion District.

Students will have a chance to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Fashion Show during their visit scheduled on April 5-6.

For more information, call 209.601.6651.