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UA's Trend Fashion Club brought to new heights thanks to new president, Stephanie McIlroy



UA junior Stephanie McIlroy is the new president of the TREND fashion club on campus. As a retailing and consumer science major, McIlroy is dedicated to giving business-minded individuals an outlet that could lead to a career in the fashion industry after graduation. While Trend has been on campus for five years, it has never been as innovative as it is under the direction of McIlroy.

“TREND is proud to announce that we are attending the MAGIC tradeshow in Las Vegas,” McIlroy said. “MAGIC is the largest tradeshow in the U.S., which features fashion shows and designer seminars about the latest trends in fashion.”

The MAGIC tradeshow is the perfect opportunity for aspiring fashion students to get their feet wet. It’s also the ideal atmosphere to make connections that could prove invaluable for students such as McIlroy.

As well as attending the MAGIC tradeshow, Trend will also participate in Women’s Wear in Nevada while in Las Vegas, where the club will be shadowing a professional buyer. It will tour the Zappos corporate headquarters while on the trip, as well.

“It is TREND’s first year going outside of Arizona for a fashion event, and I am proud to have planned out this event with my co-chair Addi Steinberg,” McIlroy said.

For her first year as president, McIlroy has been making groundbreaking strides for her fellow fashionistas through her involvement in Trend — they were even able to take part in the Phoenix Fashion Week.

So, what’s next for TREND? After the MAGIC Tradeshow in February, the club plans to participate in the Dillard’s fashion show as well. In an industry as competitive as fashion, TREND provides the networking and experience necessary to achieve a career after graduation.

“TREND is where business meets fashion,” McIlroy said. Interested students can email her for further information about the clubat uatrend.president@gmail.com.


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