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Stunning Styles: South Florida Fashion Academy Student Runway Show

SF/FA Founder & Director, Taj McGill, wearing a fabulous gold bronze dress & fabulous gold boots

Fashion design students from South Florida Fashion Academy debuted unique fashion collections at the Second Annual Student Fashion Show this past week in Fort Lauderdale’s budding new Art District located at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center (1409 NW 6 St.).

This event was a celebration of creativity, innovation, and youthful talent, showcasing the work of nine vibrant young middle school models and fashion students. Their collections featured innovative upcycled, sustainable fashion couture, urban streetwear, and couture gown capsules, leaving the audience in awe.

Most of the nine featured fashion designers are in sixth grade, and their journey from conceptualizing a fashion collection to bringing it to life was made possible by the innovative fashion design program founded by SF/FA’s founder, Taj McGill. As a former celebrity fashion stylist turned fashion design educator, Taj McGill has much to be proud of. This year marks six years since she founded SF/FA, which recently celebrated the graduation of its 1,000th fashion design student. Impressively, 95 percent of these students are talented Black and Brown individuals who are now embarking on journeys at top fashion colleges and institutes worldwide.

“The young fashion design students who presented new collections in this year’s student fashion show exemplified creativity and captivated the audience with fresh new women’s and men’s fashion ensembles that could easily be seen in the next Marc Jacobs or Prada capsules this upcoming fall,” said Taj McGill, founder and creative director of South Florida Fashion Academy.


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