WMU students to honor Detroit’s history with Motown Fashion Show


KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University students will return to the runway this week for the Motown Fashion Show.

The WMU Merchandising Opportunities and Design Association’s fashion show, which will honor Detroit’s history, is 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Gilmore Car Museum, according to a press release from the student organization.

The organization has been putting on the fashion show since 1998 as an opportunity for students to showcase their talents in design, styling and modeling, the release said. This year’s show will honor Detroit’s history with a Motown theme and partnership with the Ford Motor Company’s subsidiarity, Warriors in Pink, an effort to raise awareness and fundraise for the fight against breast cancer.

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A select group of students have repurposed Warrior in Pink bandanas into garments to be showcased at the fashion show, the release said.

“Our organization appreciates the support of the WMU and Kalamazoo community and is excited to showcase what we have in store for this year’s show,” the release said.

Tickets to the event are $25 per person. Student tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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