Fashion show to highlight designers, raise money for students


Tuskegee, Ala. (April 14, 2014) – Two students are joining forces to produce a fashion show that will be unlike any the campus has seen before. “Global Eruption: The Rave of Mother Nature” will be an international-themed fashion show that will explore and display the modern styles of the seven continents, one scene at a time. The event is scheduled to take place, during International Student Association Week, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Logan Hall. Antonio Minifield, a graduating senior architecture major from Birmingham, Ala., and Jaimee Drakewood, an animal science major from Philadelphia, are the organizers.

The goal of the fashion show is to raise money for two high school seniors seeking to pursue a degree at Tuskegee. Both Minifield and Drakewood are education advocates, which drove their desire to create a scholarship. All high school seniors in Alabama are eligible for the two $500 scholarships as long as they have been accepted and have plans on attending Tuskegee University. 

“I wish I could have given more,” Minifield said. 

Applicants are required to hold a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, be active in their communities and must write an essay about overcoming adversity and their future professional goals. A board of qualified scholars will judge each of the applicants’ essays. The winners will be announced at the show.

In addition to helping future Tuskegee students, the show is also a platform for fashion creators. The show invites both emerging and established designers with full collections to have their works showcased on the runway. Several designers from the local area, including student designers, will be featured. 

“This fashion show will be an extravagant event that will be remembered for years to come,” Minifield said. 

Tickets may be purchased online at or Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $20. 

Story by Maliq Kendricks, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Student Reporter

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