Lincoln College's Black Student Union hosts fashion show for Black History Month
February 25, 2013, By Abby Ebelherr, Lincoln College's Lincoln Center was alive Saturday night with the beat of music and voices. The college's Black Student Union held it's first of what they hope to be many fashion shows celebrating African American History Month with a look at styles and clothes that spoke about the history and beauty of black fashion.
The show started with a brief dance before the first walk of the night. This walk was titled "80's and 90's looks," and the crowd of over 100 people loved the loud prints and bright colors, cheering and clapping for their favorite models. Afterwards, hosts Brittany Friar and Rachel Jackson came out to thank everyone for coming. While the models changed for the next walk, the young women asked the audience black history trivia questions for small prizes.
The second and third walks were "Handsome Me" and "Pretty Woman" with the male and female models showing off formal and evening wear. Men wore bow ties and sweaters while women strutted in sleek and flowing dresses. Instead of trivia, audience members were asked to walk the runway themselves for prizes.
The fourth walk was "Dress to Impress" with business wear. The fifth, "Coming from Where I'm From," relied less on Fashion Show Coordinator Karen Boggs and more on the models themselves as they choose clothing that represented where they grew up. The models walked in suburban casual, urban street wear, and military camo to show the variety of students that study at Lincoln College.
Skirts and shirts glittered with sequins for the "Star Struck" walk, and the show ended in denim with "All Jean Every Thing." Afterwards, the models lined up to roaring applause from the audience. They also presented Karen Boggs with flowers to thank her for all of her hard work.
Boggs, a sophomore, was excited that Black Student Union president Tiera Outlaw approached her to do the show. She described herself as a "big fashion head" that loved to look at other people's clothing. Her favorite show of the evening was a combination of the "Handsome Me" and "Pretty Woman" walks, saying she liked sophisticated styles best.