Four Shady Side Academy Senior School students showcased 10 of their upcycled fashion designs at The Andy Warhol Museum's Teen Fashion Show, held Friday, March 25, in Pittsburgh. Several other SSA students served as models in the show, walking the runway in their classmates' designs.
The teen-curated fashion show placed a focus on sustainability, and runway looks included repurposed, reimagined and recycled garments and accessories designed by teens. The designers included selected participants in The Warhol's teen fashion workshops as well as innovative looks submitted by other teens in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Senior Crystal Ma had six designs selected for the show, including three blazers, two pairs of pants and the abstract headpiece that won a national gold medal in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Four of Ma's designs were modeled by SSA students - juniors Elaine Gombos and Anya Hammer and freshmen Sophia Gombos and Audrey Jiang. Ma also worked with The Warhol Museum on planning and organizing the show itself.
Sophomore Sophia Sandholm had two looks selected for the show: a top and pants outfit, which she modeled herself, and a white dress, modeled by SSA sophomore Jinny Guo.
Senior CeCe Messner and sophomore Anna Brown, who were both selected for the show after participating in The Warhol's teen fashion workshops, each modeled an outfit they had designed themselves: Messner's wore a tank top and jeans while Brown's wore a jacket and pants.
Congratulations to all of our talented teen designers!
View photos from the show below: