Global Village fashion show cultivates style, diversity


Joy Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The widely anticipated Global Village International Fashion Show took place on Wednesday, March 16 in the main commons. Traditional garment and apparel from over 30 countries were represented and modeled by students and staff. Browse through the photos and descriptions below to get a glimpse of the diverse culture presented at the annual RBHS International Fashion Show.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery content_images=”283810,283811,283813,283814,283815,283816,283817,283818,283819,283820,283821″ content_images_titles=”Assistant principal Deborah Greene is wearing a Nigerian boubou. This one piece jumpsuit is made of a heavy satin cotton with an embossed design. The boubou can be worn for formal or informal attire depending on the fabric used.,Guidance receptionist Annette Renwick is donning a Moroccan koftan in bright green satin. The green outer layer is embellished with intricate silver and green braiding. The white under-layer has green edgings at the top and bottom.,Rahabu is modeling a Moroccan koftan in black trimmed with gold. The inner dress has a matching gold trim and is outshined by colorful sequins.,From Zimbabwe comes Prince Chingarande wearing a wildlife printed shirt. The silk is accented and outlined with green and gold roping. This garment makes a young man very attractive at any Zimbabwean party or church.,Aline is representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo located in central Africa. She is wearing a two piece lavender and white garment.,Japanese teacher Shawn Beatty is modeling a Barnous which is a well-known Tunisian garment. Many men in rural regions wear this garment especially during the wintertime.,Home school coordinator Joe Collier is wearing a traditional Nigerian dashiki with pants made of a fine cotton silk. It has embossed gold placket down the front and alongside the arms. The dashiki can be worn at many different occasions.,Assistant principal Darlene Grant is displaying a typical Middle Eastern look in an exotic tiger print. Sequins of brown and black run down the front with a simpler black trim on the edges.,School resource officer Keisha Edwards is modeling a Yemeni dress. The outer portion of this garment is white with brown flowers delicately accented with tiny beads of pink and gold.,Gifted education (EEE) advisor Gwen Struchtemeyer is wearing a traditional kaftan from Moracco. The gold silk dress is paired with a green velvet robe. The kaftans are designed to be long and flowy.,RBHS student and staff models line up for a grand finale of the 2016 Global Village International Fashion Show on March 16.” el_file1=””][/TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Did you attend this year’s Global Village International Fashion Show? What was your favorite garment?