The International Fashion and Talent Show that took place October 14 in McGonigle Hall began late, but it was definitely worth the wait, despite the small crowd.
There were many talented performers at the show, but perhaps the most outstanding, was a young lady named Towanda Cofield.
Blessed with a unique voice, she performed a beautiful rendition of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child.” With a great outfit to complement her voice, her outfit, a mid-length dress with a flower in her hair, was reminiscent of Ms. Holiday’s era.
“She was definitely an asset to the show,” Jasmine Wilson, a senior criminal justice and psychology major said. “It was nice how they incorporated talent as well as different cultural aspects into the fashion show.”
It was an interesting show. Beautiful models donned provocative ensembles, oftentimes next to nothing. Nevertheless, it was all done in a very tasteful manner. One model, in particular, who stood out from the rest was Shannon Moore. Although she has a petite figure, she possessed a lot of attitude and pulled off the different looks quite nicely.
The producers displayed a lot of creativity in incorporating and matching the theme of the show. The audience was all aboard flight “Air Temple,” and flew all over the world for a taste of different cultures. Fashion from all over the world was shown and everyone enjoyed it. Those in attendance caught a glimpse of traditional clothing from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, India and of the United States. Viewers had the distinct privilege of being guests at a traditional wedding in India. Melody Greene, who had the honor of being the bride, looked lovely in her ensemble.
The flight ended in the U.S., and a boxing match was the final scene. The models wore the patriotic colors, red white and blue and had a lot of energy, which made the show that much better. One lady in attendance stated, “This was a good show. I’m glad I came,” which was the general consensus among the audience.