7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8
International Fashion Show highlights
“True Colors” of College community
Rodney Tigaa brought this Kinte cloth shirt to campus from Ghana
Manchester College’s True Colors – the 2010 International Fashion Show – hits the runway at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 in the College Union on the east side of the North Manchester campus.
“The focus this year is on America, celebrating its heritage, its people, and a reminder that the fashion show does not only showcase foreign countries but includes America as part of the global village,” says Jacquilline Nagila, director of multicultural services and campus diversity, and a native of Kenya. While members of the College community call more than 20 countries “home,” Nagila notes Americans also have roots in other countries.
Manchester students, faculty and staff – and members of Timbercrest Retirement Community – will model outfits ranging from formal to sports attire from at least nine other countries: Cambodia, Japan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Ghana, Mexico, France, Canada and Somalia.
Sophomore Rodney Tigaa plans to model a Kente cloth shirt from his homeland of Ghana. The fabric weave is inspired by how a forest spider creates its web, explains the pre-med major who found Manchester College while participating in a Youth Exchange and Study program in northern California.