Images Modeling Troupe, the first modeling troupe that performed this spring, presented “Revolt Into Fashion” a gala exposing new vibrant trends for the spring Sunday.
The show was hosted by Brandy Garcia of The Beat WBWT 100.7 FM and Torica, known for her guest appearance on recording group Field Mobb’s “Sick of being lonely.”
Deejay Frank Love provided music for the event.
IMT has graced many stages from New York to Southern California. Color schemes of the fashion explosion extended from soft beige to vibrant peach.
Designers included art students Anthony Lumpkins of Rob Base Clothing Company and Rasheed Wallace of Culturalistic Art Wear .
The event was coordinated by Images’ executive board which include Monica Settles, president; Darius Branch, vice president; and Corey Linte’ Brown and Joarvonia Alexander, executive directors.
According to Settles the planning was hard work and the show was vigorously put together and completed during Christmas break.
“I am ecstatic, yet tired,” Settles said. “I think the models did a great job.”
Not only did the show feature some of FAMU’s own talented models but also some of its best dancers.
Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theatre performed during the intermission as well as an exclusive performance by Torica, singing, “So what” and “I’m Leaving” from her untitled, unreleased album.
John Mc Ghee, vice president of Elite modeling troupe of Florida State University was one of the many members of modeling troupes from the Tallahassee community who showed their support for Images.
“I’m glad to support other troupes; it’s not a rivalry thing, it’s a strong, long-lasting relationship,” Mc Ghee said.
Epicurean Fashion Experience, Faces, Elite and Tallahassee Community College’s newly established Sounique modeling troupe attended the show.
Although Images adviser Donald Beckwith was kept busy all night dealing with technical difficulties, he was pleased with how well the show went.
“The parts that I did see were great,” he said. “I’m glad everything went well.”
Samantha Luck, 20, a sophomore education student from Washington D.C., said she is eager to see what Images will bring to the board next year.
‘The show was well put together, IMT seems to come better and better every year,” she said.
“I look forward to next year.”
Samantha Romany can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.