BSA spices up yearly fashion show

TCU’s Black Student Association is spicing up their yearly fashion show.

The BSA Fashion Show will now feature a dance portion along with the traditional fashion show, said Shelby Best, the director of the fashion show.

The dance will be choreographed to “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith, said Best, a sophomore entrepreneurial management and business information systems major.

Best said there will be 35 models participating in the show, an increase from the 15 members that appeared last year. The theme for the show is “Symphony of Style” and will be centered around the clothes as well as the music, she said.

In order to tie the show into Black History Month, BSA has centered the Fashion Show around African-American music from the “80s and “90s, Best said. She added the symphony in the title comes from the music that they will walk to during the show.

“We have also tried to incorporate people of all races because equality is a big part of what Black History Month is founded on,” Best said.

Chasity Shorts, a junior sociology and communication studies major, is walking in the show and said it is a great way to meet new people and get involved.

“I think this is a social event to bring different people together, but I know fashion is a big part of black history.” Shorts said.

Best said there will be four fashion categories shown throughout the night. The first category will be Sensual Seduction, which features swimwear. The other categories will be Back in Business, with business wear, Swagg Session, or casual wear, and Formal Fantasy, which will feature formal attire, she said.

Shorts said that she was in the Fashion Show last year and the fashion categories being worn were the same but some of the vendors have changed since then. The vendors this year will be JoS. A. Bank, Gap and Francesca’s located in University Park Village, Finish Line located in Hulen Mall and Windsor located at Ridgmar Mall.

The proceeds from the fashion show will go to BSA to fund their skate party, where the organization donates food to the homeless along with future Black History Month programs, Best said.