The Fashion Club of Seattle University (FCSU) is combining sweet style with street style in their seventh annual “On My Block” Fashion Show this Saturday, April 12.
“Our theme this year is titled ‘A Romantic Rebellion,’ so we’re playing with light and flowy versus dark and edgy,” said freshman Kathryn Vaccaro, modeling chair of Fashion Club. She said the theme incorporates a broad spectrum of styles, thus allowing the group to “have a lot of fun with the makeup, the hair, the music and especially the clothing.”
“We’re trying to get a more universal, diverse view of fashion,” said junior Fashion Club President Chelsea Johnston. She said they hope to make fashion more accessible and show students that “everyone’s welcome, everyone’s a model and everyone’s beautiful.”
All the models are Seattle U students, as is the show’s disc jockey, Dj Dio. The show features clothing from Free People, Zebra Club, Urbanity, Aprie, Lucky Vintage and Le Frock Vintage, many of which are Seattle-based stores.
“We want to keep the fashion community in Seattle alive,” Johnston noted.
FCSU has been planning the show since fall quarter and has held fashion-related fundraising events throughout the year. In the process, FCSU students have gained experience in production, budgeting, marketing, public relations, modeling and clothing.
“It prepares people for the professional world, not just for the fashion world,” Johnston said.
All proceeds from the fashion show are being donated to Dress for Success, an international nonprofit organization which provides women with professional clothing, resume workshops, mock interviews, employment retention programs and other tools to be successful.
Johnston said FCSU supports women being “educated and independent and ready for the professional world.”
The fashion show is Saturday, April 12, in Student Center Room 160 at 8 p.m. Student tickets are $5 and general admission is $10.