Feb. 17 Fashion Show at UNH Features Styles of New York City Designer Moshood

Event Marks Black History Month

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

February 9, 2001

Editors Note: Members of the media are invited to cover the fashion show. Please call the contacts at the end of the release to R.S.V.P.

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire campus will get a taste of uptown, big city glitz and glamour Saturday, Feb. 17, as the Black Student Union presents its second annual fashion show, "Shades of Nubia."

The show, a main event of Black History Month on campus, will feature the fashions of New York City designer Moshood. His Afrocentric styles, which have been embraced from Harlem to London, bring together the traditional beauty of African tailoring with a taste of western design.

The event takes place in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building at 7 p.m. Following the fashion show will be a buffet dinner and semi-gala complete with a live band playing reggae, calypso, R&B and hip hop. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for students and $8 for non-students.

Models for the show will be students of all races who are members of the UNH Black Student Union and the Diversity Support Coalition.

"It's not your typical fashion show," says one of the organizers, UNH student Gaelle Gourgues. "It will be improvisational and interactive, and will include poetry, music, dance and drumming."

For more information, contact Gourgues at 603-295-6953, Manouchka Poinson at 603-295-1627 or Alecia Robinson at 603-295-4210.

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