Alpha Kappa Psi hosts “Rip the Workplace” fashion show

Seth Hutchins

Audience members cheered as the models strutted across the stage during the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity fashion show on Friday.

The fraternity, the largest and oldest professional business fraternity that is made up of male and female members, hosted its fourth annual fashion show in the DUC auditorium

The show, titled “Rip the Workplace”, centered on business apparel. Models wore work appropriate clothing, which included suits, ties, dresses, heels, leather shoes, sweater vests, trousers, blouses, skirts and polo shirts.

Beats filled the stage as the models walked, stopping to pose for the crowd. The audience clapped and whistled as the models showed off their wardrobes.

During the show, members of the audience were asked to participate and show off their own attire. One of the participants happened to be Big Red himself. Laughter filled the room as Big Red posed and strutted across the stage.

The dance troupe “Explicit” performed during the fashion show as well, wearing business-casual attire.

At the end of the show, all the models came on stage one last time and received one last round of applause from the audience.

Co-chairing the show for the first time was Miami junior Nick Gilyard, an AKPsi. Gilyard was in charge of recruiting models for the show, as well as organizing the event. He said getting donations for the clothes was one of the most difficult parts of the show.

“Some parts of it were stressful,” said Gilyard. “But overall it’s been a good experience.”

One of the models in the this year’s show was Lexington junior Lamia Haley. Haley also an AKPsi, participated in the show two years ago.

“It took teamwork to put this show together,” she said. “We couldn’t have done it otherwise.”

Louisville junior Jill Marlow attended “Rip the Workplace” to support her friend, who was one of the models in the show. Marlow said she loved the show.

“It was awesome,” she said. “The people who put it on did an amazing job!”