Consumer Sciences Annual Fashion Show - Urban

On the 23rd of July 2015, the Consumer Sciences department of the North West University (NWU-Pukke) had their 5th annual fashion show and I was privileged enough to be one of the judges with Kobus Rautenbach (a fashion designer) and Maryke van Heerden (journalist from the Herhald). The theme was Urban, with three categories. I was really surprised with the outfits the girls designed and made themselves. Before I begin chatting away about what happened that night I would like to give you some background on what the course of a B.Sc Consumer Science student entails.

This three year degree is widely misunderstood. I am currently busy with my honours degree so I am talking with some experience. The primary purpose of a consumer sciences student is to ensure the well-being of the consumer in the food, interior or fashion industry. With this 3 year degree including such a wide variety of job opportunities I decided to continue with my honours degree, that is only one year, specialising in the advanced fashion industry and interior (where we have a closer look to psycho-ecological phenomena’s and how and why consumers act like they do in certain spaces). The annual fashion show that is organised gives the girls who have an interest in the fashion side of this course a night to express their creativity and love for fashion. Students work on their designs in their free time and have little to no assistance from the lecturers – just another reason why I was so incredibly surprised with the quality and creativity seen in their work.

This fashion show was held at the Snowflake buildings in Potchefstroom. With a more industrial look, the organisers jazzed it up beautifully with decorative lights and bar tables and stools with appetisers. In the section where the fashion show was held, round tables were placed giving a more relaxed vibe. 

When I had to decide what to wear I knew that it would be black. I simply love wearing black to functions, especially in the evening as it is always a flattering look. In the holiday I was so privileged to have received a gift from Stiki containing the most stunning accessories including 3 pairs of earrings, 2 brooches and a necklace. I simply knew that these Stiki accessories would be the perfect fit for the look I was going for. I decided to wear the wooden leave necklace and cork earrings. This of course only complemented my other accessories being a thin tan waist belt and one of my all-time favourite white, black and creamy nude colour-block handbag and I pulled this look together by wearing sand coloured point pumps with stunning ankle detail.

Here is a quick look at the accessories I received from Stiki.

Have a look at some of the photo's taken throughout the night:

Demi-Leigh Nel-Pieters, Miss. NWU Varsity Cup 2015 was the MC for the night.

The star of the night, Simone le Roux, with Kobus Rautenbach.

I cannot wait for next year's fashion show to see what the girls will come up with. Definitely an event gets bigger each year.


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