By Jessica Hughes
This past weekend, Bentley Fashion Consultants presented their annual fashion show, but unlike some of the shows in the past, this year they teamed up with Sigma Gamma Delta to do so. The combination allowed for an awesome dynamic that permitted more pieces to be showcased on the runway, and even more fun to be had with model representation from both organizations. Taking place on Saturday, March 29th, the show featured a wide variety of designers whose fashions were modeled by both female and male participants.
The event itself had a great turnout that drew in friends, students, and family members who were all able to observe the different designer categories being represented. From Southern Proper Ties to Paxton 1345 Loungewear, to even chic feminine looks from Francesca’s and Wild Willow, audience members had the opportunity to become familiarized with many local and accessible brands that they may not have been familiar with in the past.
The models that showcased the fashion designs expressed a lot of enthusiasm about their outfits and did an excellent job of engaging the crowd, contributing to the overall light-hearted spirit of the event.
“It was great to see the show come together so well after all of the hard work that we have been putting into it since last semester,” stated Adelaida Camilo, the treasurer of the Bentley Fashion Consultants, and one of the models that was featured in the show. Adelaida is a senior who has been in the show multiple times and she indicated that she was happy to end on this note, as she really enjoyed this experience.
Tickets to the show were only $2, and came with three raffle entries that could be put towards a variety of prizes. The tickets were drawn multiple times throughout the show, allowing the audience members ample chances to win. Prizes included a Kate Spade bag, gift cards to The Skellig, Wilson’s, John Brewer’s and Glow, and even some of the apparel that was seen in the show.
“I am definitely going to use this before the Bahamas trip!” exclaimed Thomas Diorio, a senior audience member who won the Glow gift card.
The event was a definite success made possible by a lot of hard work from the Fashion Consultants, SGD, as well as hair stylists and make-up artists. There was immediate positive feedback from the audience members, and even a lot of praise on Facebook and Twitter after the event wrapped up.
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