Beauty in Distress “Back in Business” With Fall Fashion Week

Beauty in Distress is a fashion club at Rowan University. The club's goal is to help shape future artists and entrepreneurs through various workshops and events. - Photo via @bid_rowan on Instagram

Rowan’s fashion club, Beauty in Distress (BID), is back to hold BID Fashion Week. This series of events will run from Monday, Oct. 11, to Friday, Oct. 15.

“We had an opportunity to revamp some things and add to them to make them even bigger, which is super exciting,” said Hydia Bearfield, BID president. “I think the community has waited for our comeback.”

BID’s Fashion Week kicks off on Monday with BID’s Next Top Model in Bozorth Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Based on the reality show “America’s Next Top Model,” models will compete in three rounds for the title of BID’s Next Top Model. 

The rounds include a photo shoot, a runway walk, and a skit performance. For the photoshoot, the public will be able to vote for the best photo. The runway walk will consist of each contestant’s best professional and best freelance, or fun, walk. Finally, the skit will be an opportunity for the models to showcase their personality. 

BID’s Tuesday event, “Men Mania”, is dedicated to men in fashion, entertainment, and entrepreneurship fields. 

The event is co-sponsored with the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) and will be held in the Student Center Pit from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a small runway show and shops for attendees to buy items from as well.

On Oct. 13, BID will be hosting a Krispy Kreme Bake Sale at the Student Center. Students also have the option to place an order for pickup with any BID member.

Thursday’s event, “Pretty Parlor”, is all about hair and makeup. The parlor will be held in five rooms on the fourth floor of Discovery Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. In each room there will be master classes on different hairstyles, such as cornrows, and makeup tutorials. 

To end the week, Beauty in Distress will host its big show, “Back to Business,” on Friday Oct. 15. The fashion show will include models, designers, and performers. 

All are welcome to attend BID’s Fashion Week and all events are free.Please follow all health and safety guidelines when.

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