University of Michigan organization NOiR Runway Fashion will be presenting their 18th annual runway show, NOiR S/S 2017. The show will feature clothing designed by University of Michigan students, styled by celebrity stylist Dutch Davis, who has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Teyana Taylor.
“The production is really that of a professional runway show,” said NOiR President Alexis Wilson, an LSA senior. “I can promise it's like nothing this campus has seen. NOiR has made it an effort to be innovate and grow in everything we have done throughout the year, so expect the show to be the best yet.”
NOiR prides itself not only on its fashion, but on its community involvement. The organization regularly participates in community service initiatives, especially those involving minority students. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Hip Hop Sisters Network, a nonprofit founded by artist MC Lyte devoted to empowering young men and women to pursue education and professionalism in the entertainment industry. NOiR’s donations will be specifically allocated to fund one semester of a minority male’s college tuition.
“We have worked really hard on establishing ourselves as not only a fashion organization, but a service organization,” said Alexa Abbott, NOiR Philanthropy Director a Ross senior. “This year we decided to be more intentional with our service. We wanted to make sure we had a local and national impact. Focusing our service efforts in the Southeast Michigan community and our monetary efforts on a national scholarship did exactly that.”
Doors open to the public at 6:30 PM, while VIPs will be admitted at 6:00. Though VIP tickets are sold out, general admission (which includes elevated seating) is $17 per person, and preferred admission (which includes floor seating) is $20 per person. For more information about NOiR or to purchase tickets to NOiR S/S 2017, visit noirrunway.org.