D.I.M.E.S. hosts fashion show based on black excellence Thursday

Natalie Turman

D.I.M.E.S., one of Georgia Southern University’s fashion organizations, will host a fashion show this Thursday.

Their show “Cultural Shock” will also bridge together the differences between races and social issues.

“The show idea theme was based around the word ‘melanin.’ We wanted to create a show based on black excellence and praise about it,” Kiana Carn, senior fashion merchandising and apparel design major and leader of D.I.M.E.S., said.

The show will be March 23 in the Russell Union ballroom at 7:00 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The price of tickets are $1 in advance or $3 at the door.

“It’s going to be a cultural shock, there is so much diversity and different cultures in the show, and we are just coming together showcasing pieces designed by our very own D.I.M.E.S. designers,” Paris Davis, freshman fashion merchandising major and model, said.

D.I.M.E.S. was started in 2001 and stands for designs inspired magnificently, exhibited in style. It consists of multiple divisions including a model troupe, fashion, cosmetology, multimedia, public relations and productions.

“We are an organization that consists of multiple committees who all have one thing in common: our love for entertainment and importantly fashion,” Carn, leader of D.I.M.E.S., said.

D.I.M.E.S. is also planning for their next show in April, and it will be the biggest show that they put on for the year.

Carn said, “We just love getting support from the campus and we always aim to please. Entertaining is something we all love doing, and I believe we have been doing a great job, not just now but for the last 16 years. The organization has been around this long, and we want to continue on for the future.”