OBU hosts Unity Fashion Show


The Organization for Black Unity (OBU) hosted its first-ever Unity Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 28, at 10 p.m. in the student rotunda.

OBU President Jasmine Houser has wanted to host the event since first getting involved with the organization over three years ago. Getting different RSOs involved was a main goal for OBU.

“The event was called Unity Fashion Show for a reason,” Houser said. “We should all feel comfortable coming together to have a great time. … This was an opportunity to give people from different RSOs a chance to laugh, dance and mingle together for something positive.”

Members from OBU and the African Student Union (ASU) helped Houser plan the fashion show.

“All models were accepted,” Houser said. “Some were from OBU, ASU, International Student Club, RHA and just individuals who may have seen the ad and wanted to join.”

OBU hosted the event to advertise for their group and help build campus-wide unity.

“As we are the Organization of Black Unity, diversity and unity are very important factors for me,” Houser said.

SVSU students Cameron Love and Brionna Patton hosted the fashion show, and Anthony Feimster played keyboard in the background.

Models displayed a myriad of styles during the show.

“We decided to have multiple categories,” Houser said. “(Those categories were) Grammy’s Night, 90’s Hip-hop/Pop, Cultural Affair, A Night Out, Business Professional and Best Casual Wear.”

Many audience members were happy with the event.

“I came out (Wednesday night) because some of my friends are posing as models, and I am a member of OBU,” said secondary education major Jaleah Hawthorne. “I think it went great.”

“I liked the ‘Night Out’ outfits,” said business major Ananna Manley. “It was such a fun event.”

While this was the first year OBU hosted a fashion show, they hope to continue it annually.

“We truly appreciate everyone for coming out and engaging within the fashion show,” Houser. “We also appreciate those who participated in the show. We would love to make this an annual event but bigger and better every year. So, be on the lookout for the future Annual Unity Fashion Show.”