The theme for Runway 10 is Remember Imagine, which encourages everyone to look at the past and remember where we started, so we are able to look towards the future and what we can achieve. Leading up to the show, we will be focusing in on each of our senior designers and learning about the road that lead them to where they are now. The next senior designer we will be spotlighting is Regina Serecin.
Regina started sewing and creating when she was in the after school program of her elementary school. She has always had a love of creating new things and enjoyed getting her hands dirty. It wasn’t until she was in her final years of high school that she knew she wanted to be a designer. Regina’s head was full of ideas, but she didn’t know how to execute them well, so she enrolled in design school.
For Runway 10, Regina’s collection is based off of her own memories. She is from Staten Island, and worked at Historic Richmond Town, where she dressed in 1820’s Dutch farm clothing. When tourists would come by, Regina would reenact what the people of her town did during the time period so that they could learn about Staten Island. The Dutch wore many layers of clothing, and Regina found it interesting to learn about the different pieces. Everything had a purpose, and clothes were carefully curated to benefit their needs.
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