“Five Seasons of Fashion” Highlight RIT's Unity Fashion Show, Feb. 12




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Hot fashions and young talent combine for an exciting night of entertainment at Rochester Institute of Technology. The North Star Center at RIT and the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee are hosting the annual Unity Fashion Show as part of the university's 175th anniversary celebration.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in RIT's Student Alumni Union cafeteria and coincides with a variety of campus activities scheduled for Black History Month. The program's theme, “Five Seasons of Fashion,” follows evolving trends in contemporary fashion across the annual seasons.

“The storyline follows the growth and development of a child, which corresponds with our mission of adolescent development,” says Wanda Dansler-Hill, program coordinator for the North Star Center. “Through this program, we hope to positively impact Rochester's youth.”

Organizers are partnering with pre-teen and high school students from several Rochester-area schools to coordinate the show. Highlights include live performances by members of the Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band from New York City and Musical Brothers Forever, featuring Rochester native Eric Little.

Showcased fashion designers are Rochester's own Nathaniel Johnson of Nathaniel's Originals and upcoming independent designer Sarina Fields.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $7. Advance-sale tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the North Star Center at 475-4704.