Chavah Lindsay of Chavah Designs has the honour this year of being the only designer showcased in both of the premiere New Brunswick Fashion events this spring: The New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) Annual Fashion Show in Fredericton and the NB Heart Truth Red Dress Event in Moncton.
Chavah is creating two dresses for the event this year, including one for Abby Casey, a 13-year-old girl who suffered a stroke one year ago and has since made a full recovery. Chavah enjoyed the new challenge of creating a light and fun design for this young woman. Her second dress is for Margaret Gunn-Robertson, a 2nd grade teacher who shares the Heart Healthy Schools program with her students. Chavah knows that working within the model’s comfort zone is the best way to make them feel confident on the runway, so she always approaches these custom projects by asking what kind of clothing the model is most comfortable in.
The NBCCD Fashion Design program admits only 10 students per year. As you might expect, the program fills up fast, but starting with the Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) program gives students the extra edge to make the cut. Once you’re in, the family atmosphere helps you through the exciting breakthroughs and tough projects alike. “I really flourished at the school,” says Chavah.
Find Chavah’s story here.