CofC BSU Hosts Second Fashion Show

The College of Charleston’s Black Student Union hosted its second annual fashion show commemorating Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 9. The show kicked off just after 7:00 p.m. in a full fourth floor ballroom of The College’s Stern Student Center.


Photo By A. Abraham

Vanity Reid Deterville delivered the show’s opening remarks after a brief DJ Scrib performance. The show’s title, “The Black Prism” exhibited the Union’s drive to highlight diversity on Campus and provided the show’s structure. Four scenes, each corresponding to a different color separated the show. Each scene featured a musical performance from a local artist.

The first scene, “Roses in Harlem” featured College of Charleston student, Ashantai Waugh‘s designs and a performance from College of Charleston student, Hrlum. Following “Roses in Harlem,” Malik and M Sylvic offered musical performances during the “Golden Daze” scene.

Model Entering the Runway
Photo by A. Abraham

The “Sondor” scene underlining the color blue and featuring Benny Starr succeeded the musical intermission. The final scene “ultraviolet” featuring Trevor North’s designs and Say1k’s music followed “Sondor.” The show concluded with a finale.

Additionally, Two stylists, Sierra Salters and Kyle Colier along with makeup artists JaQuira Wallace, Akayla Sellers, Khana Smith and Shekinah Cambell ensured that the 15 models looked their finest during their struts up and down the runway.

Model Entering the Runway
Photo By A. Abraham

BSU’s executive board managed the event’s production and logistics.  The Black Student Union and Office of Student Life sponsored the fashion show.

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Alec Abraham, from Gaithersburg, Maryland is a sophomore and political science major. Currently, Alec is the Campus and City News editor for CisternYard News. If you were to stop in for Alec’s office hours, you’d likely find him listening to jazz music.


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