Fashion show mixes traditional with contemporary

Fashion show mixes traditional with contemporary

By Chelsea Carroll

As runway lights shined on models dressed in red and gold sequined shirts, long robes and sashes, the audience was taken on a journey into the fashion world of India.

This was one of many countries represented during the annual international fashion show in the Curry Student Center Ballroom Sunday night.

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) sponsored the show to promote cultural awareness and explore the diversity of the world as part of International Carnevale.

The event, “Le Tour du Monde de la Mode,” French for “The Tour of the World of Fashion,” displayed different fashions from all over the world.

“It is important for people to understand other cultures,” said Sunkyung Park, a freshman undecided major, who modeled during the show. “While modeling the clothes, I felt great appreciation for people from other countries and tried to put myself in their shoes.”

Park, along with 53 other models, walked the runway in traditional and modern clothes from countries like India, Mexico, Iceland, Scotland and Africa. A slideshow of different scenes, like mountains, served as backdrops, and traditional music played for each set.

Shafik Bahou, a middler behavioral neuroscience major, and Luisa Pe

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