What is Fashion? 

Avant-Garb sat front row at “What is Fashion,” a fashion show organized by Anu Asaolu ’19, Amie Sillah ’20 and six other student curators. With Bowdoin chapel’s aisles functioning as a runway, the models showed off over 35 unique looks within the themes of “urban,” “preppy,” “going out,” “athleisure,” and “Ivies.”

AVG’s Matt Williams talked to Anu and Amie, who said their inspiration for the event came from their desire to demonstrate “how fashion at Bowdoin is very salient to a lot of student’s identities."

“We just wanted to have fun,” Amie said. “This is a project that we’re passionate about and it was so much more than fashion. It had to do with technology, music, and aesthetics and all these different things that really come together to make a show.”

They emphasized the importance of “highlighting the different aspects of Bowdoin’s fashion” with the intention of featuring “the many different layers of being fashionable or not fashionable” on campus.

Photos by Kayli Weiss