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Ohm brings fashion & charity to Western

By Aliya Bertrand
Gazette Writer

Do want a chance to stare at hot, fellow Western students and perform a good deed at the same time? Then clear your calendars, because this Friday the Ohm-Juxtaposed fashion show will be taking place, promising to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

The production is the second annual fashion show from The Ohm Fundraising Group. All proceeds from the event will be going to Changing Ways, a London-based charity aimed at helping men end violence against women.

The show will include outfits by six local designers, and this is the only section where conventional modeling will occur.

“We feature six student designers from Western and Fanshawe College,” director Dana Shalit explains. “This is the only runway walking you will see during the show and it is done by experienced models. For these scenes [the audience] will see all kinds of intricate designs including swimwear, Burlesque clothing... and some others that cannot be categorized.”

In keeping with the theme of juxtaposition, each dance sequence will include a presentation of opposites, such as Fire vs. Ice, Love vs. Lust and Daydream vs. Nightmare. The production will showcase a variety of dance styles, from belly dancing to salsa.

Additionally, more student work will be presented in the lobby of Centennial Hall. The artwork of Western’s Steve Candy will be displayed and available to purchase, with 50 per cent of the selling price going to charity.

“Basically, viewers should expect to be blown away by such an incredible collaboration of talent,” Shalit says.

The show takes place Friday, Mar. 19 at 8 p.m at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $15. Call 672-1967 for more information. The show will be followed by an afterparty at Club Phoenix, $5 for entry.



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