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(l-r) Prabhjot Basra looks at possible color choices (Credit: Barbara Alper)

(l-r) Prabhjot Basra looks at possible color choices for the dress Courtney Taft is designing for the upcoming Design Wars competition. The pair are fashion students at Nassau Community College. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Long Island students prepare for Design Wars at Roosevelt Field

Design Wars pits eight design students from Nassau Community College in a runway competition for best gown at Roosevelt Field Mall.

Sharyne Wolfe, a professor at Nassau Community college,
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Sharyne Wolfe, a professor at Nassau Community college, helps student Jean Baptiste with her submission for Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Kevin Park, a design student at Nassau Community
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Kevin Park, a design student at Nassau Community College, works on his dress creation for Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Jeanine Wiederhold chose Jackson Pollock as her inspiration
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Jeanine Wiederhold chose Jackson Pollock as her inspiration for her submission to Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Courtney Taft works on her dress for Design
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Courtney Taft works on her dress for Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Student Emily Maldonado works on the gown she'll
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Student Emily Maldonado works on the gown she'll submit for Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Emily Maldonado preps her design. (Sept. 26, 2013)
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Emily Maldonado preps her design. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Tahir McKenzie says he's
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Tahir McKenzie says he's "very very excited" to compete in Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Courtney Taft considers color options for the gown
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Courtney Taft considers color options for the gown she will enter in competition for Design Wars. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Student Emily Maldonado, left gets help from tech
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Student Emily Maldonado, left gets help from tech assistant Stephanie Buto, on her entry. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Tahir McKenzie, works on his dresss, modeled by
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Tahir McKenzie, works on his dresss, modeled by Amanda Milberg, a student at Half Hollow Hills High School East. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Sharyne Wolfe helps Tahir McKenzie with his design,
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Sharyne Wolfe helps Tahir McKenzie with his design, worn by Amanda Milberg. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Amanda Milberg models Tahir McKenzie's gown as he
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Amanda Milberg models Tahir McKenzie's gown as he makes adjustments. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Tahir McKenzie tends to the details on his
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Tahir McKenzie tends to the details on his Design Wars submission. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Courtney Taft's dress sketch was inspired by Dutch
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Courtney Taft's dress sketch was inspired by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. (Sept. 26, 2013)

A pattern piece for Kevin Park's submission. (Sept.
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A pattern piece for Kevin Park's submission. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Student Jeanine Wiederhold, facing front, gets advice from
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Student Jeanine Wiederhold, facing front, gets advice from teacher Sharyne Wolf. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Tahir McKenzie work on his dress, worn by
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Tahir McKenzie work on his dress, worn by Amanda Milberg. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Jean Baptiste, fashion student at Nassau Community College,
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Jean Baptiste, fashion student at Nassau Community College, works on her dress for the upcoming Design Wars competition. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Gissell Dias, design student at Nassau Community College,
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Gissell Dias, design student at Nassau Community College, works on her dress for the Design Wars competition. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Sharyne Wolfe, a professor at Nassau Community College,
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Sharyne Wolfe, a professor at Nassau Community College, helps Tahir McKenzie with his submission for Design Wars, worn by Amanda Milberg, a student at Half Hollow Hills High School East. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Prabhjot Basra, fashion student at Nassau Community College,
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Prabhjot Basra, fashion student at Nassau Community College, works on her dress for the upcoming Design Wars competition. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Courtney Taft models the top of the dress
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Courtney Taft models the top of the dress being designed by Jean Baptiste as her entry into the Design Wars competition. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Prabhjot Basra, fashion student at Nassau Community College,
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Prabhjot Basra, fashion student at Nassau Community College, works on her dress for the upcoming Design Wars competition. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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(l-r) Prabhjot Basra looks at possible color choices
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

(l-r) Prabhjot Basra looks at possible color choices for the dress Courtney Taft is designing for the upcoming Design Wars competition. The pair are fashion students at Nassau Community College. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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