On tonight a total of fourteen designers will have their fashion lines showcased on the runway at Norfolk State University.
Springfest at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are the second best week to homecoming and this week SpartanFest is set to bring nothing below fun for the students of Norfolk.
Devon Jackson serves as director for the production working along with Michael Ricks as the producer and Norfolk senior chemistry major, Alexandria Hood as the event chair. Jackson and Ricks who are Norfolk alumni are giving back to their university in a very fun and exciting way.
The show is expected to be bigger and better compared to last year.
Last year the main focus was in the production of lighting and musical selections but this year the show is shifting. Having a theatrical root gives the entire show a thrilling twist.
This year’s theme is DECADES.
With a blast from the past, a history lesson will be taught as the show broadcasts fashion of Black America from the 1930’s to the present time.
With fifty-five models, the runway will showcase the fashions of Dakayla@dakaylajoy, Vintage 6 @Studio6vintage, OVER FASHION @overfashionllc, Chnobz @chnobz, Tuna Creek @tunacreek, Cas Styles @tons_ofcee, Officially Slayed @officially_slayed, KONCRETE KULTURE @koncretekulture, 10FOEBOYZ @10foeboyz, The Mix @themixonig, 5ive Kings @5ivekings, Machet @_Kiraaa_, BLEUBEING STUDIOS @bleubeingstudios, and Random Object Gallery @randomobjectgallery.
“DECADES was an idea I had already developed but just waited for the right time to bring it out,” Jackson told HBCU Buzz.
The show will provide the audience with entertainment that reviews the past which was not experienced by the college generation of today while reminiscing over years that the 90’s babies can remember, ultimately developing an understanding for the path that fashion holds for the future.
This marks the second year of the production of the SpartanFest Fashion Show.
Expectations are set higher from last year’s show and the people behind the production are going to provide nothing under awesome.
“It was truly an experience to watch these men and women work hard towards making this fashion show successful. It’s a true definition of Spartan Pride,” Alexandria Hood said.
From this point on the bar will only be raised for what seems to be a new annual event for the SpartanFest. The show will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Joseph Echols Hall.