SPIRIT Fashion Show
This year's annual Spirit Fashion Show took on the challenge of creating a safe space for individuals by addressing a theme of resistance. The show explored the three different stages in the life of a person: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The show was divided into three acts, each specific to one of these stages. Senior civil engineering and engineering and public policy major Pierce Sinclair, who was the overall chair of the show, explained that the show emphasized that "beauty has no standard, be it in shape, skin, color, or orientation."
The show featured lines from 14 designers, and performances from Infra Dance Company, Chuku of the Wh9le collective, and the SPIRIT Dance Group, each catered towards the different stages. The lines within each act also emulated the conceptual features of the stage of life. The act surrounding childhood, focused on the concepts of youth, and coming into the world as a blank canvas, free to do what one wants. The adolescent act looked at how people begin to adhere to trends, and follow others' expectations and standards. The adult act was focused on resistance, and how people can find themselves, break away from beauty standards, and speak up for what they believe in.
For more information on this show, and shows to come, check out spiritfashionshow.com.