Annual International Fashion Show to be held online for the first time

Although this year's celebration will be held via Zoom instead of in-person as in years past, ICC still plans on having an event showcasing many cultures. (Archive photo by Alex Shaw | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State students will have the opportunity to watch a fashion show from the comfort of their own homes this week.

K-State’s International Coordinating Council will be hosting the annual International Fashion Show on Saturday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. via zoom. Attendants will need to fill out a form by March 5 to join.

At least seven countries will be represented. Students who would like to showcase their fashion can send in a video of themselves walking on campus in attire that represents their culture.

“We will be including descriptions by the participants of their dresses, so everyone that is joining will know what their attire is made of, what their attire signifies and where they wear it,” Manjot Rekhi, ICC member and graduate research assistant in agronomy, said. “So, it’s like a compilation of showing their attire and what they mean to them.”

The International Fashion Show is held annually at K-State, however, this is the first time it will be held online. Although the event transitioned online, ICC still plans on making it a great show this year.

“The idea is that we want to represent different countries, different cultures — now through zoom. Everyone is gonna get familiar with different cultures and countries,” Tahmineh Azizi, ICC member and graduate teaching assistant in mathematics, said.

ICC hopes to show students’ traditional outfits from all over the world, Ketan Shende, ICC member, and graduate research assistant in bio/agricultural engineering, said.

“There is not just one type of fashion in each country,” Shende said, “so you will probably see many different types of traditional wear.”

Aziz said K-State is a very large school and they want to represent everyone.

“ICC’s goal is to promote diversity within the various cultural groups we have here at K-State,” Aziz said.