“Exposed” ACU’s Black History Fashion Show

“Exposed” ACU’s Black History Fashion Show

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Several Abilene Christian University students are coming together to tell the story of Black history, through the history of fashion. Students from different cultural backgrounds will present Exposed, ACU’s first Black History Month Fashion Show on Friday, February 8th. ACU athletes,{{more}} student leaders, faculty, and community members will come together to tell history’s story through fashion. The fashion show titled Exposed will take audience members through the decades and show the influences African Americas have on popular culture via fashion. “The theme of the show is “Exposed” because we are exposing African American influences on fashion,” said Mallorie Frank, ACU student and show organizer. “We are trying to enlighten ACU and the community that fashion is a story. And Exposed tells the story of what’s going on in the world by what we wear. It was true then, and even today.” Along with the fashion show, those within the show will be singing and performing poetry and spoken word. Frank says the show is geared toward everyone, especially those who love fashion, culture relations, poetry and music. Many of the students involved with Exposed say all they really need is community support. “We just want people to leave knowing that the way we dress expresses what is going on in the world today,” said Frank. Frank says she hopes the Exposed fashion show will become an annual event. Exposed will be Friday, February 8th at the Williams Performing Arts Center on the ACU campus at 8pm. Admission to the fashion show is free, but donations are accepted. The money raised from the show will support programs within the Office of Multicultural Enrichment