The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 53
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Int’l-themed show features over 26 styles
By JOSH FLYNN, Features Editor
Published: October 24, 2012
The lights in Upper Gwinn dimmed overhead, leaving only the runway illuminated as Babel, SPU’s Fashion Club’s first show of the year, began.
“BBB” by How To Destroy Angels played from the overhead speakers as models began to take their turns walking down the catwalk for their poses.
For the next fifteen minutes, the only sounds heard were the music and the constant clicking of photographers at the end of the runway.
The show featured 26 looks from seven designers with an international theme intent on representing the designs and colors of the world.
For club president Naomi Weima, a senior, the event was considered the beginning of the year kick-off.
According to junior Natasha Radford, the club’s vice president, the show was originally scheduled to take place last May, but due to scheduling conflicts with other events, it was bumped to Friday.
“Moving it to the fall got incoming freshmen excited about getting involved,” Radford said.
Haley Halak was one of those incoming freshmen. The show was her first time modeling.
“I was really nervous. Backstage it’s very quick, very fast-paced with a lot of changing… I’d love to do it again,” Halak said.
It was also junior Rachel Luoto’s first time being involved with the club. For Babel, she managed the models.
“Being a dresser is chaotic. You only have a few minutes to change someone’s look in a small space,” Luoto said.
With an international theme, the show contained very diverse looks.
“There was a nice contrast between what the guys and girls were wearing,” spectator Scott Briscoe said.
Designer Adrianna Veloz, senior, based several of her designs on modern Russia.
“My roommate from last year went to Russia twice and told me what their current style was. I did a muted down version of it,” Veloz said.
The Fashion Club has several events planned for this winter, including a show for Mom’s Day in November, as well as a clothing drive in December. They also plan to have a show next spring.