Global Day Fashion Show features 25 countries

Participants take part in the flag ceremony during the Global Day Fashion Show (NOEL CERIANI PHOTO)

By Hala Nasar

UNIVERSITY CITY, SHARJAH – American University of Sharjah students put their countries’ traditional clothing on display during the March 10-11 Global Day’s Cultural Fashion Show.

The fashion show featured 25 countries, each being represented by a pair of students; a male and a female.

Students participating in the show were required to have their own cultural attire and attend rehearsals that took place on March 8 and 9.

“It was really interesting because I got to see different cultural outfits,” said Zheng Yue Gu, president of the Chinese Cultural Club. “I got to see how complex other cultures are. Nigeria and Libya really caught my eye,” she added.

Every member of the Chinese Club was dressed in an outfit from a different dynasty, she said. Gu wore an outfit from the Ming dynasty, representing a bloodline of novelty.

“I would do it again,” said Jaewoong Lee, research coordinator of the Korean Cultural Club. “Not many people know about Asian countries’ traditional clothing and it was a fun experience overall,” he added.

Some cultural attire belonged to the royal class and was rare and expensive to find, he said. The Korean Club had gotten their outfit from the Korean Embassy, representing a united Korea.

The show was held in the AUS auditorium after two rehearsals where students were instructed how to walk, where to stand and stop, how to make an entrance and exit, and how to hold their country’s flag.