UNION, NJ – The Union High School Fashion Show, a benefit for and organized by the senior class, was held on Jan. 10, showcasing their talent and hard work on the stage and behind the scenes.
This year’s fashion show featured 22 models from all four Union High School grade levels, with lighting and audio support from the Union High School Performing Arts Company students. Volunteers included 13 students working as crew behind the scenes, three student hosts, and performances from the Union High School Dance and Step teams.
“The fashion show is such a fun night,” said teacher and advisor Cheryl Fiske. “The students put in a lot of time so it is always great when the night goes as planned and the audience enjoys it as much as the cast.”
The fashion show had eight categories: four designers and four categories where the students chose their own outfits. Students dressed themselves in cultural wear, and future “U” had students dress for the profession they wish to hold in the future. Others dressed in a 90s throwback outfit, and then showed off their best dressed outfit for the final category of the show.
Current Union High School student Jared Vitug showed his collection Red Garden. The students contacted New York designer Acknowledge the Fit through Instagram, who agreed to show their collection as well. Wildlands and Young Bosses are collections by Union High School alumni. The Young Bosses have a storefront on Orange Street in Newark and many of the designers and their collections can be found online and on Instagram.
“We had a terrific group of students this year and the designers are always great,” added Fiske. “I own a Wildlands shirt which is so comfortable and I already know which Young Bosses piece I’m adding to my wardrobe.”
A Union High school alumni, Mekhi Rivers, performing as DJ Khi, had the crowd singing and dancing throughout the evening.