Hermann Area District Ladies Auxiliary recently hosted their 14th annual Auxiliary fashion show on March 5th involving a variety of cultures. It was held at Hermann Hills in Hermann, Missouri.
About 180 people attended this year and the estimated amount of money raised is $4,000- $5,000!
Kate Weiser, a model at the fashion show and junior at New Haven High, stated, “The owners of the outfits were so passionate about their pieces and loved that they were being shared with others. I really enjoyed the feeling of traveling the world... one outfit at a time."
Katie Borcherding was the event master of the ceremony. She presented the show by continent with corresponding information regarding traditional textile, dyeing, weaving, and printing techniques per religion.
Not only did the fashion show express the different cultures in our world through fashion, it also expressed it through food.
Katie Borcherding said, “The guests were served international food like hummus, pita, curry with rice, bubble tea, and Turkish delights.”
Ereka Bailey, also a model at the fashion show and senior at New Haven High School, stated,“I thought that it was an extremely cool experience! There were so many different cultures represented, it was amazing. I personally wore outfits from Liberia, Budapest, and Korea. Just being able to wear those clothes and represent those different countries was a huge privilege! I would definitely do it again if the opportunity was available.”