Inspired by the unique and distinctive fashions on campus, the 27th ‘Bronze Elegance Fashion Show,’ themed “The Freedom to BE you” was held Saturday in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Featuring clothing from local tailors, this event showcased the range of styles at the University. Presented by the Alice Lloyd MYSTIC (Minority Youth Striving to Incorporate Cohesiveness) multicultural council, this year’s Bronze Elegance fashion show was a major success, featuring student models of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Featured were the many, varied items needed in a student wardrobe, ranging from the slightly outrageous fashions featured in the segment “Break Out! Freedom to Be Different” to the unique hand-knit creations of the RiNaCo Design Team in the scene, “Unique: Freedom to BE Original.”
Striving to motivate everyone to express his or her own personal flair, the last segment, “The Freedom to BE You: Do-It-Yourself,” was the most dynamic. Each model chose clothing that represented their personality and cultural heritage.
MYSTIC, has a primary goal of providing a safe space for multicultural activities that will educate and entertain residents. They sponsor several events on campus such as Alice Lloyd’s “Taste of Culture” and discussions to influence multicultural unity. Bronze Elegance is their biggest event and this year’s show was a truly successful event.