If you were not in the building for the 2nd Annual HBCU Fashion Battle, you missed out!

Brought to by Models Inc., the event did not disappoint.

From the minute the doors opened until the very end it was a turn up situation! here’s what you missed:

There were four troupes competing in this year’s battle: Bloomsburg University’s “Vice Versa Models,” Bowie State University’s “Vision M.A.D. Fashion,” Virginia State University’s “Urban Couture,” and Towson University’s “Trend Models.” Along with three special exhibition performances from the local high schools and middle schools, last year’s winner, University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s “Bazaar Models” also performed as well.

Before the show started, captain of Bazaar Models, Carlton Mays, had this advice for the competing teams: “Have so much fun!” And that we did!

The show kicked off with performances from Universal artist Devin White, rapper Trendsetter, and R&B Sensation @PearisJ, followed by exhibition performances from Hillside High School’s “Next Level Ent.,” Richard Wright High School’s “P.R.I.M.U.S. Models,” and Thomas Johnson Middle School’s “Hall of Fame Models.”

By the time the competition started the energy in the building was at an all-time high. Although this year was the movie edition, it seemed the unwritten theme for the night was black.

VSU’s Urban Couture kicked off the start of the competition with their Matrix theme. A vital part of their performance was their all black leather jumpsuits and their Matrix movements. Overall their opening performances had high energy.

Up next was Towson’s Trend Models with their Burlesque themed performance. It was only right that they included lots of dancing and used chairs in their choreography.

BSU’s Vision M.A.D. Fashion went 3rd with the sexy theme of 50 Shades of Grey. Their performance included almost a dozen secretaries, along with a handsome male lead chosen to play Christian Grey.

Bloomsberg’s Vice Versa Models finished out the show with an ATL themed performance. The only know troupe with no actual designer, they managed to stand out a little bit with their girl’s choice of pink jerseys to go along with the black letterman jackets the guys wore. They too had people playing important roles from the movies such as New New, the Twins, and of course, Rashad and all his friends.

Every team basically won and took home at least one award before the night was over with. The first three awards given were for what the teams did before they ripped the runway. Vice Versa Models won the Sponsorship Award, while Trend Models were awarded the Dark & Lovely award.

Trend Models came in the 3rd in the overall competition. Next in 2nd place were Vice Versa Models.

1st place went to VSU’s Urban Couture!

Overall the HBCU Fashion Battle was great. If you missed this year, make sure you don’t miss out next year!


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