PARK PLAZA HOTEL – BOSTON. The stars were shining bright in the Back Bay during the Retail and Luxury Goods Club’s 10th Annual Fashion Show on November 15th. A longstanding tradition at HBS, the Fashion Show features 40 students who showcase the latest trends and styles from top designers to raise money and awareness for a local charity. With over 450 attendees and 12 designers, the Fashion Show this year raised over $5,000 for the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), an organization helping to eliminate hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. The event was at full capacity, with standing-room only seating and overflow on both balconies overlooking the runway in the Grand Ballroom. Energy levels were high as Priya Karve and Ariel Troy, the lead organizers, welcomed the spectators and ushered in the models for the start of the hour-long show.
As the lights dimmed, Matija Pecotic (Section D, MBA 2019) and Josephine Van Leeuwen (Section E, MBA 2019), both donning Ted Baker wardrobes, opened the 2017 show to heart throbbing music and flashing lights. Pecotic reflected on opening this year’s fashion show, “There was a lot of energy backstage, but I had a great partner with me to help calm nerves, so we were just excited to get out there! I think we were mostly just focused on not tripping down the stairs.” EC fashion show veteran, Eric Chavez (Section I, MBA 2018), also chimed in on his second consecutive year as a model, “As an RC, walking down the runway was nerve-wracking because I didn’t know what to expect or how the crowd was going to react. But I remember as soon as I stepped out, I felt the energy and cheers from my section which immediately put me at ease – I knew I had to do it again! It fe