"Knockin' ‘em Dead M.O.B. Style"
By Jonaye' Taylor
The students of Bowie State put on their best efforts to push out a great fashion show at this year's homecoming celebration. The theme of the show was mobsters. It presented the highs and lows of being affiliated. Even though the name "M.O.B." sounds very threatening, do not get too alarmed because it stands for "Models of Bowie." However, please do not underestimate! There were plenty of attitudes on the runway and pumps slaying, almost enough to be a massacre, but not enough killing.
The show opened up with enormously high energy from the crowd chanting the familiar favorite faces onstage! The opening song was a heavy hit single by the popular female rapper Nicki Minaj that had everyone in the room's adrenaline revved up. Girls had high fashion, bold and bright colored outfits. While, the guys kept it simple in T-shirts and jeans. The intro was titled "MOB: DOA (Death on Arrival)" and the models definitely killed it.
The first scene was a grand slam tribute to the late great Michael Jackson. "This Is It" highlighted the models in sequins representing Jackson's world famous sparkling glove. The models were giving their all while performing routines to the King of Pop's "They Don't Care About Us" and "Scream." Even though the show started late, the opening numbers definitely made up for the wait.
Coming up on my favorite scene "Femme Fatale," the ladies definitely showed out in their feminine classic designs. The attire presented was blooming ruffles appearing almost rose-like and florals. The color palette was sweet, simple with black, metallic, and white. For the "Innocent vs. Militant" scene the females did it up with sass and uniformity while strutting down the aisles to the Tings Tings' "That's Not My Name" and a flirtatious slap on the hand to Danity Kane's "Bad Girl."
There were designs displayed by Jeri Wood, Christofer Ryan, Descai Magmami Style Co." However, designer KAS with his collection "KAS Collection Inc." put on a show within a show. He presented nothing less than grown and sexy. The audience was roaring at the uber hot model's physique. The line made sure that the audience knew that tailored designs are not going anywhere this season. Elegance and sharpness was definitely the concept.
Pushing towards the end, designs remained kept sexy. This scene showed an exhibit of ladies a basic beater and distressed shorts with masculine peep-toe booties! Finally, for "Judgment Day", everyone came out in the monochromatic; all black gear. The finale remained clean with straight runway (no tricks, twists or turns)! It was a classic way to end a show, finishing with the hardcore song by MIA titled, "Hit That."
I only have a few criticisms. Besides the fact that the show started late, it was also a bit lengthy. Transitions could have been quicker because you never want to keep your audience waiting! With the show's killer theme (literally), the emcee kept it light bringing comedy with his goofy antics. During one transitions he actually had the audacity to come out and mock the New Boys (hip-hop duo) by walking out in a pair of skinny jeans riding on skate shoes! The enjoyment and excitement of the experience alone was good enough to leave happy! See you there next year!