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Barbershop’s Annual Fashion Show

Josh Geaughan
Student walks the runway in a black and white outfit for Barbershop’s fashion show.

On Friday October 13th, Roger Williams University’s Barbershop club hosted a fashion show in the campus’s Rec Center. This year’s fashion show was titled Last Dance and featured styles and outfits inspired by different eras of dance.

The show was broken up into four different categories, each with their own interpretation of dance. The categories included, Masquerade and Ballroom, 70s Disco Round, 80s and 90s Pop, and jump and stomp the yard round.

In between individual themes there were other events including a Michael Jackson tribute and solo musical performances.

The outfits featured were professional, every design was maticulously put together. Each performer showcased their walk and their style shined through the runway.

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With a show about dance the music and presentation also hit their marks, with the atmosphere of the runway being malleable between all of the different sections of the night.

The masquerade section featured old time ballroom jazz and the lights were dimmed to give an atmosphere of elegance. The following section, 70s disco round, brought disco energy to the runway.

Nothing about the show’s interpretation of the themes presented was clique even with the 70s disco and 80s and 90s pop, two categories that could’ve just been the stereotypical representation of those eras, the outfits were new, fresh and interesting.

Outside of the stage there were fundraisers and activities featured to connect students with the Barbershop and the POC community of Roger Williams. Alongside flower bouquets and raffles was children’s book author Bessie T Wilkerson showing off her collection of books.

To coincide with the fashion show inside the fieldhouse there was also a professional photo booth outside where attendees could show off their own outfits. During intermission the Barbershop club served empanadas, chicken wings, and tres leche cake.

“I really liked it, I think it is really cool and everyone has good energy,” a freshman commented on the show.

Students responded to the show with a seemingly unanimous love for the performers and their outfits.

Senior Bridgid McSweeny seconded the freshman’s opinion.

“I love it. I haven’t been to one of these before but it’s very unique. I love all of the looks and the presentation overall,” McSweeny said.

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