Annandale Fashion Show a Success

Annandale Fashion Show a Success

Annandale Fashion Show a Success
From left to right: Students Cedric Konan, Matt Soares, Lamar Phillip, David Sillah, Roland Andoh, Derek Scott, Ira Nutter and Sallieu Fullah modeled the male fashions.

The Annandale Campus Black Student Alliance presented its 2014 “Back to the Roots” Fashion Show on March 20 in the Ernst Center Theatre to a packed house of faculty, staff and students. Models showcased the work of six designers and presented a venue for student singing, dancing performances and a poetry reading.

Dr. JoAnn Credle, Annandale retention counselor, serves as faculty advisor. She said that the students worked for two months on every aspect of the fashion show, including more than a month of auditions.

Annandale Fashion Show a Success
From left to right: Students Rachel Waters, Bria Brown, Hani Abdille, Shanice Jackson, Sydney Armstrong, Aisa Yensenan, and Shamela Qazei modeled the female fashions.

“These are the best students in the world and I am so proud of how diligently they worked to make the fashion show a success,” Credle said.

Jeff Young, a student who works in the Student Services Center, served as one of the hosts of the show. “It was such a privilege to host a celebration of culture presented in fun with such flair,” he said.

Both male and female students modeled the original fashion creations during the show which also included performances of traditional African dances by student performers.

Annandale Fashion Show a Success
The Volta Dance Ensemble performed a traditional African dance at the show.

“I could not be more proud of my team,” said Annandale Campus Black Student Alliance President Nahum Asmelash. “It is amazing to see leaders develop in your organization.”

Annandale Fashion Show a Success
Student models and performers took a collective bow at the end of the fashion show.

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