Students Show Their Evolution Through BSU Fashion Show

By Colby Gallagher

Published on April 11, 2019

Participants of the 2019 BSU Fashion Show

Most fashion shows are a way to showcase clothing made by a particular designer, but this year’s annual show held by the Black Student Union (BSU) made the models and their personal evolution the focal point.

“Becoming” didn’t feature clothing made by any specific person, all of the outfits were provided from each model’s closet.

“It showed the progression of our lives beginning in childhood, then to high school, college life, and ending in our future professions,” said Yacine Tom Wing BSHS‘20, BSU president. “Seeing how each model chose to display where they came from and where they are going was an amazing experience to be a part of.”Models walking in the 2019 BSU Fashion Show

USciences BSU was founded in 1971; years after, Tom Wing said the fashion show was created to showcase diversity while bringing students and faculty together.

“It is important to host this event because it involves so many people from varying backgrounds and brings them together for a way for everyone to express themselves,” she said.

All of the models are volunteers from the University who were interested in the message and goal behind the event.Audience members cheer for the 2019 BSU Fashion Show

Tom Wing said that message is best described from a quote in former first lady Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming,” which served as the inspiration.

‘For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.’

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