Fashion Design Wins First

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Rocky Point High School senior Bridgette Meruelo was named the first place winner in the Fashion Design category at this spring’s statewide Skills USA competition.

For the event, Bridgette was required to design and create three clothing items based on the theme of recycled material. For the project, Bridgette had to hand make patterns and turn those patterns into sample garments. She used unconventional materials – including plastic vinyl, part of sneakers and blue prints – to create two dresses and a cape.

Bridgette plans to continue to further her design skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the fall, where she will major in female fashion design.