Black Student Association Fashion Show a student-led annual tradition
From audience members to faculty and staff to returning models, Loyola’s BSA Fashion Show increases in size and impact every year. The 15th annual event takes place Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in Reitz Arena.
This year’s show follows the theme, "HUE," and is designed to capture the feelings one receives from fashionable clothing of all colors.
The multicultural show, which this year includes an introduction, four scenes, an “outro” to close the show, and 55 models, attracts Loyola students of all backgrounds and body types. Designers and brands featured have included Forever21, Francesca’s Collection, Banana Republic, and J. Crew.
Shanika Peck caught her first BSA Fashion Show, which she described as "captivating and riveting" in 2011. She began modeling in last year’s show. "Although I am missing the show by not being in the audience, I gain more friendships and experiences by switching to performing as one of the models. I remember being interviewed backstage by GreyComm last year and them asking how well we thought we performed. My response was 'we were thinking like a boss and acting like a diva.' That was the title of our scene. By being in the show, I gained a new confidence in how I present myself—not just to the audience but also within me."
Yasmin Rigney, '13, this year’s co-director, shares Peck’s feelings. "As a former model, former scene leader, and now a director of the show, I am proud to say my experience has developed into one I will forever cherish. I have grown tremendously and the show has never let the audience down. To be essentially completely student coordinated, it has to be the one of the best events promoting diversity, entertainment, and a substance-free environment on Loyola’s campus."
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