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Designers, models test runway skills in fashion thrift show

Fashion students designed outfits from their own closets for "Thrifting for Threads Fashion Show" on March 28 at Hunter's Ale House.

The event was a fundraiser for the eighth annual Threads Fashion Show that will be held later in April. A crowd of about 100 people gathered for the show as Central Michigan University students modeled various outfits. The show also held a raffle during to raise money for the upcoming fashion show.

White Lake visitor Serena Hernandez said she came to the fundraising event because she hopes to be involved with Threads next year when she transfers to CMU.

"I wanted to see what I have to look forward to with Threads, and I am very excited," said Hernandez.

Some of the designers modeled their own looks they designed on the runway while others had their friends model their thrifty collections on the stage at Hunter's.

"My (sorority) big asked me to be her model for Threads and I was beyond excited to be included in the fashion show," said East Lansing Freshman Victoria Alonge.

A panel of judges announced Lake Orion junior Morgan Anderson as the winner of the thrift fashion show.

For models and designers, the Thrifting for Threads Fashion Show was a warm-up to the second largest event on campus — Threads Fashion Show — which will be held at 6 p.m. on April 23 in Finch Fieldhouse.