On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Drew University’s African Student Association (DASA) brought back their annual fashion show for the first time since 2020. DASA spent the months leading up to the event training Drew students to model. Pamela Holmes helped train the students on how to walk the runway.
The night began with music from DJ Skinniez before the two MCs, Josh DuBose (‘24) and Agnes Aghanwa (‘25), kicked off the night. DuBose said the audience should “focus on not just the art, but also what went into it.”
After the musical performances, dinner and dessert was served, and the audience mingled for a while before the main event began. When the audience returned to their seats, Aghanwa and DuBose introduced the first collection, which was by LadyBlack Boutique. During the show, each model wore multiple outfits and the audience continuously cheered. At the end of the first showcase, Aghanwa told the crowd to keep up the energy for the second collection by MyObioma.
Following the fashion show, the DASA board came on stage. The president, Angella Kasande (‘23), said they were “so glad [the show] worked out and that everyone came out and had fun tonight.” Then the Vice president, Briana Yumbe (‘24), said the board and models “all worked really hard, and we just thank you for coming.”
Then, performers RYL and Joey entertained the audience, who were encouraged to stay and check out LadyBlack Boutique’s pop-up shop and talk to the designer. The designer said that the show was a fun experience and encourages everyone to “always be a dreamer and strive for what you want.”
For more information about DASA, visit their page on the Path or their Instagram (@DrewASA).
Featured image courtesy of Sierra Walker. DuBose (left) and Aghanwa (right).
Sierra Walker is a sophomore majoring in media & communications and marketing and minoring in Spanish.