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Beauty, brains and bird feathers?

by Nicholas Mazur - Campus Talk Editor
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 10:00 pm

The Caribbean Student Association is planning a fashion showcase in the Seymour College Union in room 119. The event will showcase a runway style display, where models will walk out on stage, surrounded by their audienc on Friday, Nov. 17at 8 p.m.

As its name suggests, CSA is a club committed to exploring, educating and celebrating the various aspects of Caribbean culture. 

This fashion show is tied to a week long festival often celebrated in the Caribbean, known as carnival week, a series of parties and festive celebrations. 

The festival is primarily singing and dancing – an all out celebration of freedom in the streets. 

This CSA pageant is meant to help capture some of that celebration of Caribbean culture. 

This is not the first fashion show that CSA has put on. However, CSA Vice president Danique Shallow believes this particular fashion show will set it apart from others as it honors the Caribbean carnival week. 

“While other fashion shows are usually structured and focus on the way models walk and the clothing they wear, our fashion show is structured mainly by colors,” Shallow wrote in an email  “We are hoping that people can understand that carnival is not based on shape, size, color, race or background, it is a celebration for all people to enjoy, be free, love themselves and just have fun.”

CSA wants to stress the openness and freedom its event is working toward. The club hopes that all will feel the celebration and freedom the event can inspire, harkening to the traditional caribbean event that is inspiring it.

Ultimately, the goal of the event is the bring the fantastic colorful grandeur of Caribbean celebration all the way to the union.  

“The music will have you on your feet, the vibes will make you feel great and the model to crowd interaction will be a fierce one,” Shallow said. “You can’t miss this.”

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