Two students showing off sari fashions from Asia at the Fashions Without Borders event (Photo: Megan Lyons)

Dal rocks first international fashion show

Dalhousie University showcased fashion from six continents during its first international fashion show on Saturday, Nov.19

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Fashion Without Borders, the first international fashion show at Dalhousie University, was a hit on Saturday as young men and women strutted down the Grawood's runway and showed off clothing from around the world.

The event showcased beautiful clothing from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South and North America. All models in the show were volunteers. 

Andrea Landriault, external coordinator of the International Development Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) opened up the show with a speech on why Fashion Without Borders was so important to her.

"I took on something that is so much bigger than myself," she said after she admitted that before her older brother's death, she never took on anything more than she could handle. "He kind of laughed his way through life. He knew how to roll with the punches and he always seemed to live his life by the motto 'go big or go home'. That's what I tried to emulate with this event."

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Some of the garments from around the world featured at the Fashion Without Borders event at the Grawood (Photos: Megan Lyons)

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Take a look at Brittany Rojas, a fourth year King's student, who worked the runway in a blue and green sari from India.

Landriault said all the clothing was donated from across the world for the event.

Each and every one of the garments had unique colours and styles, from French berets to stunning Indian Saris.

"Fashion Without Borders doesn't capture the entirety of diversity... but it definitely gives us something to look forward to," Landriault said.

Everyone who attended the event had the opportunity to donate the proceeds from their ticket to international charities: Amnesty International, Invisible Children, Giving Voice to Hope , or World University Service of Canada.

 

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