Urban Fashion Show: A Night of Nostalgia

Kean students participate in the Urban Fashion Show in honor of Black History Month.

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Urban Fashion Show: A Night of Nostalgia

Kean students participating in the Urban Fashion Show. 

Ch'nya Howard

On Wednesday, February 28 Kean Cougars were invited to watch the Urban Fashion Show in Downs Hall hosted by the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board. From 7 to 9 p.m., students watched an entertaining fashion show filled with nostalgic trends from the past in honor of Black History Month. The fashion categories were the Groovy 80s, Swagger 90s, Fabulous 2000s, and 2010s.

The Urban Fashion Show opened with talented dancers and before and during the show, Cougars were able to enjoy mocktails and create puzzles with the faces of popular figures in each fashion decade. The models and their take on the decades weren’t the only nostalgic thing. The DJ played music that reminded everyone of their upbringing while students were proudly singing along. In addition, students were able to win prizes as they played Guess the Artist.

A lot of students like Iyanu Olayinka, a junior and Sociology major from Union, were very excited about the fashion show.

“I’m pretty excited. I know a few people in it. So, I think it’s gonna be a great experience.”

She also explained the fashion decades she was most excited to see. Specifically, 90s, 2000s, around that era. I think it just reminds me of my childhood really,” said Olayinka. “As we go into the new generation, I feel like style is just mix and match now. But going backwards, it’s kinda just nice to reminisce.”

Elianna Bravo, junior and Early Childhood Education major from Plainfield shared what the Urban Fashion Show meant to her. “To me, it gives every individual the freedom to express their uniqueness and their fashion taste,” said Bravo.

She was also looking forward to seeing what the models put together for certain fashion decades. “I would say the 90s and 2000s because those are my favorite decades. I just like the fashion taste and I was born in the 2000s so that’s the closest to my era.”

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences major, President of Kean SGA, and junior from Linden, Makenzie Kuntz, stated why she came to support the Urban Fashion Show.

“I’m just really excited to see our students showcase their talent show abilities. I’m excited to see them exude that confidence when their walking on stage and showcasing all of their cool outfits that they have to offer,” said Kuntz.

The Urban Fashion was a great turnout and a fun and exciting way to close Black History Month. Cougars were able to end the night with fun, inspiration, prizes, goodie bags, and nostalgia.