It was a dazzling Saturday, brimming with fashion and glitz, at the Black Students League’s (BSL) annual fashion show held in Founders Great Hall on March 21.
Founders was packed with students who came to watch “Transcendence,” the hour-long fashion show. Similar to previous years, Bi-Co students walked the runway for local Philadelphia artists who showcased their line of clothing and jewelry.
The first half of the show included performances by an artist from Georgetown University who sang R&B and Hip/Hop and rapped. Next, spoken word performance artist Caitlin Fair presented a piece that used poetry, art, and spoken word as a medium for social justice activism.
Toward the end of the evening, in a powerful display of black beauty, students Tolani Babatunde ’16, Tiffany Smith ’15, and Marilyn Baffoe-Bonnie ’16 walked the runway together to a roomful of thundering applause.
“I felt very inspired after leaving the show,” says Melissa Reyes ’15. “It was interesting to see the work that local black artists were doing whether it be clothing, jewelry design, music, or poetry. Even the DJ was pretty good.”
It was a fun-filled night complete with a photo booth, mini mocktail bar, chocolate fountain, and marshmallows. All proceeds from the show went to Value Through Sports, a local charity based in Philadelphia.
–Hina Fathima ’15
Photos by Brad Larrison