Over 200 students, faculty members, and community members came out to the Tilles Atrium Friday, November 19 to view the sold out C.W. Post fall fashion show. The show, nicknamed “Rouge: A Runway Tale,” featured clothes designed and modeled by Post students. This was the first of two shows scheduled to take place this year. In addition to the fashion exhibitions, for the first time in Post’s fashion show history guests were also served dinner and treated to performances from both the C.W. Post Dance Team and X-Factor.
According to Nhya East, Vice President of Post’s fashion show club, The Runway, the aim of “Rouge” was to provide a sneak-peak of the show coming this April, the bigger of the two shows. “We wanted to give the audience a taste of what is to come in April without giving anything away,” said East.
The show began with a fairy tale-themed overture, which lead to a black and white scene created by Khamani followed by Post student Joanna Del Giudice’s eco-friendly collection, assembled entirely from recyclables. “We focused on fashion basics: patterns, and black and white sequins,” said East. “I felt the show was a success.”
Every year auditions for the Fashion Show are hosted about two months prior to the show. At these auditions, students who wish to participate in any way must come prepared to prove to The Runway staff why they deserve to be included.
The Fashion Show is a great way for students to get involved with the C.W. Post campus. Not only do students get to showcase their hard work but they are also able to make lasting connections with peers also interested in the field of fashion. Students also use this time to make connections within the fashion world. For more information about The Runway contact the club’s Vice President Nhya East or President Danielle Delsol.