The Urban Collective Fashion Show

As the first month of 2024 breezed by us, we were graced to attend a few events that set the tone for the whole year. One of those shows was The Urban Collective put together by The Caribbean Student Network at Suffolk University.

The show was a refreshing and vibrant as designers from all over New England gathered to celebrate fashion and self expression. The night kicked off nicely as the show was presented by E-Board president Arantxa Melendez, VP Nayellie Estrella and secretary Kayla Arreaga. The E-Board also consists of the contributions from Joharis Quinones (Public Relations), Amani Lynch (Outreach Chair) and Ronny Brizan (Treasurer).

Designers were presented by the MC host of the night, Suffolk University Student Government Association’s own Clinton Oreofe (@clinxton) and his cohost Kayci Rese (@kayci_rese), madame president of the Black Student Union at Suffolk.

Designers included KLIQ (@kliqbrand), Ajna Source (@ajnasource), Dormant Debonair (@DormantDebonair), Pushthru Brand (@pushthrubrand), Vlush (, Prophet Envoy (@prophetenvoy), Dynasty Co ( and Makeshift Studios (@make_shiftstudios).

Routine and stage Coordinator, Karla Gomez (@kgomzr) kept the audience on their toes with well orchestrated catwalks giving everyone a great view of each outfit from the designers.

There was a long list of models who participated in the show giving the designers a great canvas to work with in displaying their artwork. Models included Diosmeiris Peña (@diosmeiris_x3), Mikaella Almeida (@mika.almeidaa), Arianna Garcia (@ariannagarciaxx), Daviana Pimentel (@davi.x_), Jeffery Greene (@_whoisjeffro), Jeremy Lopez (@11s_wrld), Ari D (@je.suis.arid), Lastasia Corona (@lastasia_corona) and many more.
Glam work was done by makeup artists @ebony.esthetics and nails were taking care by

The night was a showcase of art not only in the form of attire but there were also musical acts present as well. A taste of two different genres; a wonderful R&B act performed by 16 year old high school singer Carina Lopes (@carina.melodies) and local HipHop act Luke Woods (@lukewoods.28) who sported a dope Kanye West College Drop Out jacket.

In all the Caribbean Student Network at Suffolk University put a great event with The Urban Collective showcase. The night gave the chance to foster community and celebrate local talents in the form of designers, models and musical acts. It’s great to see university students making the most of their opportunities and showcasing their talents. It was an awesome show to kick off the year and the location of Suffolk University set a great backdrop for the scene.

Photo credits: @j_maldonado781 📸 📷

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