Following in the footsteps of last year’s sold-out success, the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will be presenting a festive fashion show today, Saturday, February 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its James Kerney Campus in Trenton. During this is an International Garments Fashion Show, there will be minority vendors selling a variety of products.

In addition to the traditional walking down the runway, there will be a live band (formed by one of MCCC’s alumni), and venders will be selling a variety of their products in the commons and cafeteria. Last year, the first floor community room was filled with their merchandising displays, inspired by brands such as Nike, Sephora and Urban Outfitters. The fashion designers added fashion boards that inspired their collections.

The organizers view the show as kicking off a Black History Month Celebration with an International Garments Fashion Show and scholarship event. It is the culmination of the semester’s work of some 15 fashion design and merchandizing students. The Fashion Show itself will be in Kerney Hall (entrance at 102 North Broad Street). Cost is $5 at the door. All profits go to a student assistance fund.

A striking design in the 2019 Fashion Show

The James Kerney Campus, at North Broad and West Hanover Streets, houses the JKC Career Training Institute, four computer labs with Internet access, nine classrooms, a business practice firm in which students apply learned office skills, a conference room, and office space for the NJ Labor Employment Services.

The glass marquee of the JKC entrance on North Broad Street

A 2,000-square-foot multipurpose activity area is available for student and community use. The Learning Center on the third floor bustles with activity six days a week, with students from ages seven to 80 making good use of the center’s computers.