Fashion Design Juniors in Curvy Lab

The First Draping Project consists of the Basic Skirt with Waistband pattern

Fashion Show 2023 – Getting Ready

Curvy Lab Seniors getting ready for their Annual Fashion Show
Documenting the process is as important as the final product and prepares our students for the next chapter of their lives, COLLEGE or CAREER. Research, Analyzation, Calculation, and Annotation is all part of a successful work ethic.

Learning the Basics…

Juniors and Seniors learned the draping basics this Fall 2021 – BASIC SKIRT – BASIC BODICE + BASIC SLEEVE

Guest Speakers

Alumni Students are welcomed back to share the experiences had after they left their former academic home. Some continued the CREATIVE Route while others went on other paths. They have found purpose and passion and these are two stories.

Mariah Caban – Class of 2014

Mariah was one of our many students that realize their interest lies somewhere else other than the Arts and hers happened to be in how the mind works which lead her to John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she earned a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. Not all of our students discover their passions for creativity and we want them to know it is ALRIGHT! This is why networking with Alumni like Mariah is so important!

Davia Williams – Class of 2018

First round of Advanced Fashion – Sui Generis Seniors graduated four years ago with the determination of making it to BROADWAY as a costume designer… she is ON HER WAY!


After 18 Months of MISSING IN ACTION – We ARE BACK!

Seniors in Action @thecurvylab

Draping is the backbone of fashion.
It is a method of making a pattern in a three dimensional form using MUSLIN and a DRESSFORM.
In order to execute a drape accurately, we start by learning GRAINLINES and Lesson 1 – Identifying them and pulling them out from a sample square.

Lengthwise Grain
Crosswise Grain

Idle hands are the …


Ms. Chavez
Juniors at work – BASTING

The Curvy Lab

Seniors 2021


Our Seniors in this specialization take an in depth look at how the industry they are studying must redefine beauty and genuinely begin inclusivity to bring every BODY together

M/Th Class:
Avani Bodden, Tommy Fernandez, Khalia Foy, Gaella Guervil, Sincere Khan, Tatiana Mata Diaz, Dana Rae Newton, Geraldine Ortega, Jayson Padilla, Crystal Sanchez

T/F Class:
Anika Campbell Ambris, Jasmine Dogan, Stephanie Giraldo De Abreu, Aziza Hardison, Iasia Henderson, Amy Kane, Isabella Lillo, Tatyana Melvin, Alexandra Muniz, Kayla Santos

Cover of My Magazine

In the ZONE

Creativity taking PLACE


Fashion Show Portfolio



Click on Name to experience website

Click on Name to experience website


Click on Name to experience website








Fashion Studio – Class of 2020

Senior’s Virtual Showcase
A compilation of all students contribution to create our end of the year digital production in lieu of the fashion show

4 years cannot be summed up in 5 minutes therefore we could not nor did not try. Instead each of us submitted a blink of what we did in our too short of a year..  This year will remain in history because of a virus that kept us apart and because of the long overdue fight for justice and peace that brought us together.  This video is a love letter that unlike those that can be unfolded to be reread when feeling nostalgic, we’ll simply press ‘play’, and remind us of who we were when we were seniors in 2020.

May you have a Wonderful life – Ms. Chavez

Class Roster:

Deinma Abel, Symphony Archibold, Jashley Cabrera, Layla Conyers, Britney Elvir, Eunice Escamilla, Bryanna Farrell, Michelle Flores, Anais Garcia, Kiana Hall, Amner Kalandarov, Sonam Karma, Diana Laureano,Yuqing Lin, Shalamar Mercharles, Melannie Nunez, Taemi Penick Gaskins, Amilta Perez, Siara Playfair, Franchesca Reyes, Emily Saloman, Shaw Denahli, Kelli Smith, Tiana Tayo, Kaiya Thomas and Sharnice Walker

For optimal viewing CLICK on Full view in the corner of the video

SuiGeneris Class of 2019
Collaboration with Photoville

SuiGeneris Class of 2018
Fashion Show

SuiGeneris 2018 – Team Project

SuiGeneris Jacket Project

SuiGeneris 2018 – Advanced Fashion Seniors
Hard at Work


EVENT 2014

EVENT 2013

A student’s Growth

Alumni Student Fabian Salazar Fashion Journey
Participation in Brooklyn Fashion Week when he was a Junior in H.S., now an FIT Graduate

Fabian in his Junior year
at Fashion High

Fabian as a college student at Fashion Institute of Technology, now a graduate with a BFA

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