Fashion Show Celebrates Leaders from African Countries

March 15, 2018 | Campus Events

Charles Pryor, Dean of Student Engagement

Charles Pryor, Dean of Student Engagement, on the walk during the fashion show.

On March 14 the Office of Compliance and Diversity presented Kings, Queens, & Heroes of the African Diaspora Fashion Show. Participating faculty, staff, and students each represented a different African country and modeled African-inspired fashion from designer Kevin Odoi of MAGKOAFRIK. Yolelda Ira did the make-up.

At the end of the cat walk, participants gave a brief presentation about a king, queen, or other noteworthy person from their assigned country who made a significant contribution. The fashion show was an extended celebration of Guttman’s Black History Month and also highlighted the contributions of women in the African diaspora as part of Women’s History Month.

The event encouraged students to recognize and celebrate influential kings, queens, and heroes of the African Diaspora whom they can look to as models. They also met a local fashion designer from Africa and made lasting connections with diverse faculty and staff through a shared co-curricular activity.

Kevin Odoi

Kevin Odoi, fashion designer, with Tiffany Bailey-Gilles, Academic Internship Specialist.

View photos from the Fashion Show.