• Melanie Varela

Introducing Fashion Forward

The ever growing family of clubs at WPHS just keeps on expanding. This year alone the student body has introduced over 7 new clubs, including the innovative group called Fashion Forward.

Fashion Forward is a club looking to expand the definition of Fashion. When I spoke to Jaylin Slaughter, one of the co-presidents of the club, Jaylin explained that he and the clubs’ council were looking to "start a club that promotes trends, feeling confident in oneself, and spreading self-beauty." As part of their clubs mission, they wish to use social media to promote messages of positivity (fun fact: while trying to name the club the original idea was #FashionForward to emphasize the “trend” effect!)

As per events, this past December the club went on a trip to the Louis Vuitton Exhibition in New York City. The day of the trip, everyone was wearing their own uniquely beautiful styles and posted their favorite photos that same day onto Instagram. The day I visited the club was a week before the event and everyone was talking about what they would wear as Mr. Sibrizzi, the clubs’ advisor, was organizing permission slips and their schedule for that day, as a great advisor would.

Besides trips, the club plans on hosting events of their own. The group is currently planning a “creativity show” for the spring which will be a fashion show “but more” as Jaylin put it. This would pay almost as a tribute to the fashion the Jiggy Showcase would display, however, it would have a fresh and new take. The theme this years show plans to be “decades”, and we will all just have to wait and see what our fellow peers create.

When asked about community involvement and how Fashion Forward would add to the student life here at WPHS, Nicole Estrada who is part of the clubs’ council talked to me about their plans for the Beauty Bar at the Holiday Bazaar. Jaylin then explained their plans to team up with S.E.E.D (SEED is forum for the discussion of issues that affect us all. S.E.E.D explores topics including, but not limited to gender, race, class, and sexuality) to collect clothes for the homeless. Student Life plans also include teaming with Sister Sister, a club that

At a regular meeting, a student should expect to be asked about their day as they come into the room and get settled the first few minutes. Jaylin says that music is usually playing in the background. At every meeting, they usually speak about the trends of the week, including what clothing pieces they have seen around school and on social media. They also use this time to plan their future events.

Fashion Forward meets every Friday at lunchtime in room B211.


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