CORNING - The fun, informative and educational Corning Community College International Fashion Show Thursday afternoon was a big success.
CCC President Katherine P. Douglas said the student driven fashion show gave people an opportunity to see how different people around the world dress. The fashion show emerged five years ago as a way to spread and celebrate cultural awareness at CCC.
The event showcased stylish and traditional clothing from countries all over the world, including Asia, Africa, and the United States of America.
“We got to see traditional garb (at the fashion show) and some of them look absolutely majestic,” Douglas said. “We loved it.”
Students from the College’s International Foreign Language Club organized the 2018 International Fashion Show, according to L. Trinh, IFLC the student president.
“This fashion show gives hope to people. It expresses that there are more cultures out there in the world, and that there is a lot more culture on this campus than you might think,” Trinh said. “People were excited and everything went really well.”
More than 30 models paraded international or era-conscious attire down a temporary runway Thursday in the CCC Triangle Lounge, Trinh said. The fashion show emerged as a way to spread and celebrate cultural awareness at CCC.
“I think they surprised themselves five years ago when they (created the International Fashion Show) by how popular it was going to be,” Douglas said.
CCC student Ethan Bratti, a CCC student who emceed the show shared history or significance of each outfit that was displayed on the runway.
“This was a chance for the community to perceive the college’s visual uniqueness and for members of CCC to shine,” said IFLC advisor, Sandra Turner-Vicioso. “The International Fashion Show unites camaraderie, culture, and style in the fashion industry.”