Business fraternity plans to top past fashion shows

Michael McKay

Raemia Higgins is stressing out.

In the days leading up to business fraternity Alpha

Kappa Psi’s Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Thursday in Garret Ballroom,

Higgins, a Henderson senior, is in charge of a lot.

“Every minute I get a text message from a model or

someone with my crew and I’m just like, ‘Oh please be good news,'”

Higgins said.

This year the design, merchandising and textiles

major has turned the show into her personal project. The show is

now in its third year and Higgins has been in charge for the last


Higgins said she is ready to use all of the ideas she

has for the show.

“Last year’s show was really big, but this year I

want it even bigger,” Higgins said.

The fashion show will consist of looks for fall,

winter, and spring that will focus on business attire. The models

will be students and special guests from fraternities and

sororities. The show will also use special props that Higgins said

are a surprise.

“I don’t want to give too much away,” she said.

The props and some of the proceeds of the show will

go to benefit Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries in

Bowling Green. Admission at the event is $3, but attendees can save

a buck if they donate a canned good.

For the first year, designs made by students in the

DMT major will be showcased. Higgins will be one of the students

showing her designs to an audience for the first time.

Higgins said she was excited to hear reactions to her


“I am completely into this project, Higgins said.

“Basically everything I’ve done in the four years is being applied

in this.”

Higgins is graduating in the spring and said she

didn’t know who would be able to replace her at future shows.

“I don’t know if anyone can handle this pressure

because its a lot of stress, it takes a lot of hard work, and you

have to know what you’re doing,” she said. “It can’t just be just a

fashion show.”

Nashville junior Tyrone Moore, a model, said he is

impressed with the planning Higgins has done for the show.

“She has a lot on her plate,” Moore said.

Moore said he didn’t know who would replace Higgins,

but thinks there is enough interest to continue it.

“Whoever does it has to have a sense of fashion,” he


Higgins said she thinks all of the stress will be

worth it once the show is over.

“There are so many people putting in work for this,”

Higgins said. “I want everyone to get something out of this.”