Quinnipiac University

Black Student Union hosts annual fashion show

April 24, 2022

Two students in half red half cream colored sweatshirts walk the runway.

Quinnipiac’s Black Student Union (BSU) held its annual spring fashion show in the Burt Kahn Court this past Friday for the first time in two years — to say they came back with a bang is an understatement.

The goal of the show was to bring students and alumni together to shed light on local designers' work along with small businesses in the Connecticut area.

The runway showcased a range of clothing from local Connecticut brands including, ModeDeVie Apparel, Flight Girls, no[E]motion Studios, RYSE and Kultuur.

A portion of the ticket proceeds from this year’s show benefitted the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven.

The audience was encouraged to dress in semi-formal wear to fully-experience the show.

Melissa Solomon ’20, MHS ’22, is a member of the BSU and was a model in this year’s fashion show. She said it was a great way for all students to come together and relax before finals week.

“The annual event is important because it showcases minority students representing fashion from various areas of Connecticut and brings together past and present students to celebrate BSU's biggest event of the year,” said Solomon. “The event is all-inclusive — it is not only for minority students. All people from various backgrounds can participate in the show to come and feel confident in fashionable clothes to represent the hard work BSU does for Quinnipiac and the community.”

Students smiling, clapping and pointing at camera on stage at fashion show

Girl in pink dress walks the runway

Two students in patterned dress and skirt walk the runway

Girl in yellow dress and brown tie-dye dress walk the runway

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