Student designers showcased fashion expertise


Florida A&M gave student fashion designers a chance to showcase their creativity at the Urban Renaissance Fashion Show on Saturday in the atrium of the School of Architecture.

Rich Moore, a senior graphic design student from Tallahassee, was one of three who produced the fashion show to bring a positive light to campus.

“With the band and the search for a president, FAMU need[s] a little light,” Moore said. “I want to give back to FAMU and showcase what talents we really have here.”

Urban Renaissance showcased about 10 student fashion designers and entrepreneurs. The designers were given a chance to debut their brands to an audience of future customers and boutique buyers.

“I don’t want people to think that it’s easy to get it started,” said Moore, creator and owner of Cloud City Clothing.

Moore and his team for the fashion show helped provide sponsorship, organized the venue and brought in DJ Venom, a local disc jockey.

Lamont Howard, a junior graphic design student from Miami, showcased his work for his fashion line, Montruh.

“I have been working with fashion for two or three years,” Howard said.

Howard was a self-made fashionisto during his high school years and won “best swag” as a superlative. He said he was pleased to see how the show turned out.

“FAMU is a great place to really tap in the fashion world,” Howard said.

Westin Giles, a senior graphic design student from Pensacola, Fla., started his fashion team Kingdom Intelligence.

“In the next five years, I see [myself] having a boutique in Central Florida or Miami to express ourselves creatively through education, intelligence, hip-hop and classic 90s influence we all grew up with.”12