At 7 p.m. the fashion show will begin, where models of all kinds—many of whom are University of Ottawa students—showcase garments from local designers on the titular catwalk.
The event featured a diverse mix of designers, all who were Ottawa-based, giving the audience a good overview of the local talent stemming from the city.
The fashion show celebrates African print and style, with outfits created by a team of fashion lovers who are all of African descent. One of the show’s creators, and one of this year’s co-hosts, was Gwen Madiba, a University of Ottawa alumna who majored in communications and sociology.
Saturday, Jan. 25 marks the 2nd annual charity fashion show hosted by the online magazine HerCampus at the National Arts Centre (NAC). The show will be hosted by comedian Jenn Hayward and features a cast of Canadian designers, with ticket proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.