Clothing from all over the world was featured at the Akron Symphony Orchestra Guild’s recent “Crescendo 2015 Kaleidoscope of Global Fashion” fundraising event. Attendees gathered at Fairlawn Country Club to not only raise money but also to celebrate the diversity of global fashion as a collection of 20 international outfits were assembled, many of them vintage.
A wide collection of designs were represented at the show, like the traditional Han Chinese wedding outfit and a Moroccan caftan from the harem of King Hassan II.
There also was a musical performance from Brian McElhinny a Scottish bagpiper, whose notable entrance included a Scottish military uniform, and marching into the dinner hall, with the tunes of the bagpipes echoing throughout the hall.
Models then presented various outfits, like the saree worn by Vysh Sivakumaran and Alaskan Inuit Parka modeled by Kathy Liszka. All the models volunteered their time and clothing for the event.
The fashion show ended with dance and music. Participants shared their experiences, some mentioned that the fashion show was a beautiful reminder of how much diversity exists all around us and the importance of integrating global culture into our lives.
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