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This Week in Photos: Quarantine Couture

March 3, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A woman stands on a stage holding a microphone.
Photo credit: Chris Scmucki ’22

Business jackets paired with Bermuda shorts, stylish sleepwear, pillow accessories, paper dresses, and contemporary designs were just some of the creative pieces worn at this year’s Black History Month Fashion Show.

The annual fashion show is one of the signature events in Oberlin’s Black History Month celebration. In addition to showcasing fashionable and creative clothing and accessories, the event provides participants with an opportunity to express and celebrate themselves and their beauty. This year’s show included models who prerecorded their moves for the camera and a live stream catwalk in Wilder Main. 

View more photos from the show on Oberlin’s Facebook page.


 

A male wears a custom made of toilet paper.
Photo credit: Chris Schmucki ’22
A man wearing a suit jacket wears shorts and golds a laptop.
Photo credit: Chris Schmucki ’22
A girl with a pillow strapped to her front walks down a runway.
Photo by Chris Schmucki '22
A girl wearing a hazmat suit walks down a runway.
Photo by Chris Schmucki '22
A boy wears a jacket with faces and the words black lives matter on it.
Photo by Chris Schmucki '22
A girl wears pajamas with the words let me sleep on it.
Photo by Chris Schmucki '22

 

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