Today I attended the Missions Fashion Show in Harlem.
My sewing instructor made every outfit this past year. She completed an entire line of evening wear, wedding wear, cruise wear and work outfits in the same time it took me to finish a pencil skirt and an A-line evening skirt.
I enjoyed the show not only because the clothing were beautiful, but also because fashion shows in Black churches include a cultural component you can’t find anywhere. While we waited for the show to start, the MC played gospel as well as motown classics, the audience participated in the cupid shuffle and the electric slide.
The models were all ages and shapes. It reminded me of how off some shows that only use young, thin models miss the beauty in women.Below are some photos of the fashions designed and sewn by Sister Lina Baptist.