Back for a fifth year, Fashion for Change unveiled the theme for their upcoming annual show: music awards. In a sold-out party on Jan. 30 at The Bombshelter Pub, 300-plus guests were on hand for the organization’s theme release. The fashion show is in March and will showcase original choreography, modeling, and outfits sponsored by Fairview Park Mall. After a <a href="https://uwimprint.ca/4180">television-themed show in 2014</a> that drew on popular television past and present, Fashion for Change returned to pop culture for this year’s theme, celebrating music artists such as Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift. “This show will be recognizing exceptional artists and iconic performers,” said Nathan Tiangson, Fashion for Change’s artistic director. As an “awards” show, Fashion for Change is adding a new, interactive element, allowing attendees to vote for categories such as “Most Empowering Female Artist“ or “Best Love and Heartbreak Artist.” Each category represents a set in the show, and voters can participate by selecting one of three or four nominees. Sales from the theme release and fashion show support the international charity Free The Children, under their Adopt a Village program. Daniel Mulroy, a representative for Free the Children, cited Fashion for Change as their highest donor among universities and colleges. “Fashion for Change has raised over $60,000 for [Sierra Leone],” said Mulroy, on their four years of donations. “[They’ve] been a part of building six schools, and one of those schools has actually been voted one of the best schools in the Magburaka district.” As a Feds organization, over 150 students — comprising of models, designers, dancers, and more — contribute to the fashion show. This year’s event, which includes both afternoon and night shows, takes place March 7.
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