Local fashions play role in Homecoming

If you were in front of the Men’s Gym on Monday night, you know the Ace of Spades fashion show was a great way to kick off Homecoming festivities. 

Two designers and five boutiques were present to show off the latest fashion trends which included, an array of jackets, tops, bottoms and one-of-a-kind pieces. 

Clothing boutiques from Ruston and Grambling were in attendance. Rodeo, Lipstick Couture, fashion designer/Photographer Katrina Harris clothing line, and Jessica Taylor’s Taylor Mayde creations just to name a few. 

“It was a great turnout,” said Russel Simms, student coordinator and a native of New Orleans.”We’re thankful for the support from the student body.”

The multiple runways set the scene for the show and it was clear both Grambling and Louisiana Tech students were there to show support.

Even though an official attendance number was not recorded, there was a chair count of close to 350 as spectators waited during clothing changes, more students gathered. 

 “I was happy with the show,” said Taylor. 

“The models did a great job and pulled the show together. I’ve received lots of feedback and outreach from males on starting a men’s collection.” 

Taylor Mayde creations can be found in the Scents of Heaven boutique in Grambling’s Village. 

Early that afternoon at 3 p.m., the quad played host to FSUB’s The Fashion Police, in which the Favrot Union Board President Raven Laday and committee members invited fashionable stylish students to model their attire and let the audience decide. 

Even though no clear winner was chosen, the music and atmosphere kept students entertained and upbeat about the upcoming events during the week of Homecoming. 

“Each year it will only get better and better,” Simms said.