Kids on the catwalk

Ferris organizations team up for a spring family fashion show

Two Ferris registered student organizations (RSOs) are working together to host a family fashion show in Big Rapids.

Student Fashion Alliance (SFA) and Students With Children are cosponsoring the 2015 Spring Family Fashion Show.

Advertising and integrated marketing senior and SFA president Jasmine Barkley is striving to bring the organization back to share her love of fashion with other students and make a difference on campus.

“[Students with Children] had the idea for a children’s fashion show, and I wanted to start Student Fashion Alliance at the same time,” Barkley said. “It’s a good way to promote each other.”

Both organizations decided to make the fashion show free for everyone to enjoy and are hoping for community support.

“I am a single mother myself,” Barkley said. “So I understand that most things cost money; this is an all-around free event. Families can sit back and relax while watching their children do something fun,” Barkley said.

The family fashion show will have boy and girl models ranging from 3-18 in age from the Big Rapids area.

“It’s a way for student families to be involved on campus because we want to host events that are youth friendly,” Students with Children director Karen GreenBay said. “This is one of those events that we can not only bring to our Ferris community, but also the Big Rapids community.”

According to Barkley, the groups are currently looking for designers, hairstylist, makeup artist, photographers and volunteers to make the show a success.

“We really want support from clothing vendors to either donate or lend us their clothes for our models to wear,” Barkley said.

SFA is hosting a series of events for their Fashion Week that began on Feb. 23.

“For our fashion week, we are having four days worth of fashion related activities,” business administration senior and SFA teasurer Laneya Celleo. “We have fashion mash-up Monday, clothes swap Tuesday, movie night Wednesday and an informational Thursday followed by the Steampunk fashion show.”

There will be an informational meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the University Center room 217.