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Threads of Creativity

Club Spotlight
Mariah Disney
Students display their handiwork on tote bags after their last meeting.

In the bustling halls of Los Osos High School, a vibrant community of budding fashion enthusiasts comes together, weaving a tapestry of creativity and self-expression–Los Osos High School’s very own Fashion Club. 

With threads of passion, innovation, and style, this club has emerged as a dynamic force within our school’s cultural fabric. At the heart of the fashion club lies a diverse group of students, each with a unique story to tell through the language of clothes. 

Co-President Konner VanAbel said, “The most interesting aspect of fashion for me is how surprising it is, fashion is not a definite thing, it is always bringing new things.” 

The club is a melting pot of ideas, styles, and backgrounds, fostering an inclusive space where individuality is not only celebrated but also encouraged. Members bring their distinctive tastes to the table, contributing to a rich mosaic of fashion that mirrors the diversity of our student body. 

Creativity is the warp and weft of this club’s activities. From organizing crafts that transform the classroom into a catwalk extravaganza to collaborative design projects that push the boundaries of conventional fashion, the members are constantly exploring new horizons. 

They started small by crafting tote bags for the members, by the members. Senior Xinlan Liu said, “This was my favorite activity, I had so much fun painting with friends.” 

On their Instagram, the club also does student highlights, featuring homemade Halloween costumes and crochet pieces. 

Yet, the club’s influence extends beyond the classroom. Although it encourages its members to experiment with their style, its other primary purpose is to help those in need. 

Recently, the club donated hand-crafted bandanas to our local pet shelters. VanAbel said, “Going with the other off

Fashion binds the creative nature of students and interconnects our community.

icers to our local shelter and donating our bandanas, seeing the happiness on the workers’ faces was so amazing. Having that opportunity to help the dogs out thanks to our members was so amazing.”

Through clothing drives, charity fashion shows, and collaborative projects with other clubs, fashion enthusiasts channel their passion into initiatives that benefit the broader community. 

Fashion, for them, becomes a tool for social impact, breaking stereotypes and promoting a culture of empathy and understanding. 

Both Presidents are seniors so they hope the club continues to grow after they leave. VanAbel expressed that his vision for the future of the club is to collaborate with others to help with more charity. He believes this is fashion with a good cause.  

The club’s success is not without its challenges. Like any intricate design, it navigates the complexities of balancing creativity with academic demands and fostering an environment where everyone’s voice is heard.

The club’s resilience lies in its ability to adapt and evolve, much like the ever-changing landscape of the fashion world, it seeks to emulate. 

Most members of the club have praised its diversity; VanAbel said, “Our meetings definitely have a big melting pot of people.” 

As the club continues to stitch together its legacy, the impact on its members is profound. The shared love for fashion becomes a conduit for personal growth, breaking down walls of self-doubt, and empowering individuals to embrace their uniqueness.

Through the lens of this fashion club, students learn that it’s not just about the clothes they wear, but the stories they tell, the communities they build, and the change they inspire.

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