OHM Fashion Show

The annual OHM Fashion Show on Friday raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society and focused on street style this year.

The show’s passionate executive team created a sophisticated atmosphere, which made Centennial Hall look much nicer than the bingo hall it resembled when I saw Chantal Kreviazuk and the Barenaked Ladies play there.

Well-known youthful brands seen onstage included French Connection, American Apparel and Danier Leather. This men’s graphic tee by American Apparel caught my eye and reminded me that I’d like to make a similar shirt at the Bang-On store in Toronto.

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A show inspired by Pinterest would be incomplete without some nice DIY designs. For the ‘Salvage’ segment, Leah Brown transformed thrift shop purchases, such as these denim shorts, into runway-ready outfits.

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OHM not only highlighted some upcoming trends for spring, but also entertained the crowd through phenomenal choreography. As you can see, it’s never too late to learn how to make a ballerina-style hair bun!

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The intermission was a major schmooze fest, as students’ friends and families reunited in the foyer. The show brought new meaning to the ‘it’s a small world’ cliche. For example, Jakie Young (shown below) inherited my old high school locker a few years ago!

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To see more Western students do the catwalk, you can check out upcoming fashion shows produced by CAISA (March 16) and the Fashion and Lifestyle Society (April 6).

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Alternatively, if you’re a fan of Young and the Restless, Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) has a special appearance scheduled at the Western Fair District tonight. Seeing him at a meet and greet as a preteen was a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day and I recall he was very charming!

Joshua Morrow

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  • Reply World MasterCard Fashion Week: Spring 2015 | Hot On The Street November 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    […] this fall, my fashion show experience was limited to student-run charity fundraisers like OHM at Western. Volunteers invest a lot of time to ensure these shows look professional, so I was curious to […]

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