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Culture collision shocks Palace

December 1, 2011

By Brittany Lett


Music and fashion collided on one stage Saturday night (Nov. 27) in the annual all-college fashion show, “Culture Shock,” presented by Livin’ Legends LLC at the Palace Theater and was hosted by Z107.9 radio personalities, Ro Digga and Bijou Star.

Livin’ Legends LLC is a full service event management and integrated marketing firm in Cleveland that produces creative and entertaining event management and marketing campaigns for their clients.

Started in 2006, the first show featured students from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University.

The Culture Shock fashion show featured over 150 trained college models from six schools: Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, The Ohio State University, University of Akron and University of Toledo, coming together to rip the runway in creative and electrifying scenes put together by coordinators from each school.

“I modeled in the show last year, and I had a lot of fun,” said CSU junior Melissa Marshall. “I decided to try out this year, and I’m very excited.”

The show was broken up into three scenes. “Stars and Grit” opened the show with an Americano, grunge and retro feeling.

Next, “Vintage” showcased warm looks acquired from vintage stores.

“Where the wild things roam” closed the show with everything from creatures of the jungle with tribal prints and furs, to the dark and futuristic with metallics and dark, cool tones.

Over the years, the show has expanded to other colleges in Ohio and has become the largest independent fashion event in the Midwest area.

“The show is really just an expression of the student’s creativity,” said one-third of Livin’ Legends, Andre Cisco. “Instead of just doing straight runway, we incorporate dance and the hip-hop culture for a more entertaining experience.”

With every year, “Culture Shock” continues to grow and be one of the biggest and highly anticipated fashion shows in Ohio.