High School High- Oakland School for the Arts

Oh High School....that can conjure up some memories can't it? My recent journey back to high school got me thinking back to those good ol days, and how I wish I'd went to a school as awesome as the Oakland School For the Arts. This is a performing arts school located at the Fox Theater, lucky kids! They offer programs in dance, digital media, theater, and visual arts that the students have to audition to get into. Let's just say there's some major talent walking the halls.

I had the honor of working with the production design students on their annual fashion show, titled "Jacket Required." The students were tasked with designing and styling jackets, and some went further and made dresses, and accessories. Hearing about their inspiration behind their designs was truly uplifting, motivating, exciting and bottom line jaw dropping. I was taught a true lesson in capturing the essence of youth and how powerful it is.

P.S. The models and their runway skills would make any supermodel proud!

Shout out to all the talented students at Oakland School For the Arts and the amazing teachers that foster these talents! Big thanks to the ever talented Brawlio Elias for all his help!























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