CNA textiles and apparel design students hit the runway

As the semester draws to a close, CNA textile and apparel design students begin preparing for their end-of-year runway show.

Shannon Jones

A man with a beard and many tattoos stands against a wall in the Anna Templeton Centre with his arms crossed. He is wearing an orange ball cap and a black sleeveless shirt that he designed himself.
Gary Noseworthy, a CNA textiles student, wants to start his own business. His program’s year-end show allows him to showcase his talents. Shannon Jones/Kicker

The floors creak and the wind howls through the Anna Templeton Centre as the textile and apparel design students work hard at putting together their final projects for a fashion show at the end of the semester.

Gary Noseworthy is a student and a print artist.

“My main focus right now would be screen printing,” Noseworthy said. “I like taking original images that I draw and converting them into images I can put onto clothing.”

Along with screen printing, he’s learning how to sew his own clothes to make his four fashion show outfits all homemade.

Noseworthy’s inspiration for his designs are topics that are special to him and give him motivation. He is creating designs for the show using nature he sees around him in St. John’s and the people he meets on downtown streets.

The CNA textile and apparel design fashion show will be held at the Anna Templeton Centre on May 31. It will be filled with outfits all designed by the students in the program.

Susan Furneaux, an instructor for the program, focuses on the older fine crafts that she believes will always be important such as knitting.

“We welcome all to show up and watch our students show off their beautiful art,” said Furneaux, her voice filled with excitement as she spoke about her students’ work.

Noseworthy and Furneaux both want many people to see the work of the textile and apparel design class due to all the hard work that has been put into this final project for school.

The students are all motivated to give a once-in-a-lifetime performance and want their work to be seen for the art that it is.

“Art is success and being motivated to keep going, to keep creating and that’s what we want everyone to see in our clothing.” Noseworthy said.

Shannon Jones is a student journalist at CNA who has a passion for writing and playing unusual sports.

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