Saturday, November 19, 2011
A Real Life Cowtown Fashionista
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November XIXth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
The Calgary fashion school called Ecole Holt Couture is a real success story. Right in the middle of Cowtown, its founder Elfriede Holtkamp can be extremely proud of herself. She is teaching students II admire the extremely popular "haute couture" fashion period started up in Paris in the XIXth Century. Every student is encouraged to expound & create on their ideas. Student Chelsea Evans is still in her IIIrd year & she has her own store already, Chelsea Evans Couture. I mean talk about an amazing success story!
I'd very much like II see Elfriede succeed in her goal of founding a university based on couture with a degree component. Perhaps attaching herself II the University of Calgary or another Calgary post-secondary institution might be wise. Elfriede seems II have a lot of influence & seems II have made a really positive mark on today's students of fashion! I'm impressed b/c this shop appears II have great style & a sound sense of fashion!
You Go Girl,
Source: The Calgary Herald, Theresa Tayler & Www.EcoleHauteCouture.Com.