Condom Couture fashion show raises money, awareness for HIV/AIDS research

Sex Week 2013 Events

Tuesday October 29

Sexy Beach Party

· KSC Ballroom 6 p.m.

Wednesday October 30

ALLY Training: (Presented by Pride Kent and KIC Diversity Committee)

· Student Center Room 317 – 5 – 6:30 p.m.

I ? Female Orgasm

· Oscar Ritchie Lecture Hall Room 214 – 7 p.m.

Thursday October 31

Sexual Survivor: Caution, Condoms, Care

· Studio A: Twin Towers 4 p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Drag Show: Co-Sponsored with the Undergraduate Student Government

· KSC Ballroom 7 p.m.

Friday November 1

Pure Romance Party *Women Only*

· Studio A: Twin Towers 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bringing in the Bystander Presented by the Women’s Center and the Office of Health Promotion

· Student Center Room 302 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


· Student Center Room 306 6p.m. – 8 p.m.

The second annual Condom Couture Fashion Show kicked off Kent State’s Sex Week Monday.

Students designed outfits made out of condoms to help raise awareness and money for FACE AIDS, an organization dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. Kent Interhall Council and FACE AIDS hosted the event in the Student Center Ballroom.

Music and poetry performances complemented the fashion aspect of the show. Before the first round of models hit the runway, the Kent Clarks opened the event with an a capella performance. Laurent Che, junior marketing major, performed a spoken word piece before intermission.

After intermission, the second round of models walked. The Golden Reflections dance team performed while the judges tallied their scores.

Designer Braisha Owens, junior fashion merchandising major, came in first place. Paige Vesely, freshman fashion design major, and collaborative design team juniors Cree Pippen, fashion design major, and Simone Jackson, pre-fashion design and merchandising, tied for second place.

Kyle Hovest, KIC vice president of programming and development, said that the Condom Couture Fashion Show is a unique way to begin Sex Week.

“It’s a really exciting and unique event that supports a really great cause,” Hovest said.

Hovest said that KIC and FACE AIDS will continue to team up for the Condom Couture event in the future.

Ana Deisering, freshman pre-nursing major, said that she attended the event to support one of the models and designers.

“The fashion show was really fun and entertaining,” Deisering said.

Desiering said that she will definitely be attending the event again next year.

Contact Danielle Hess at [email protected].

Editor’s note: An inadvertent editor’s note from a previous edition of the story was removed.

PJ Camargo dances for Condom Couture from Kentwired on Vimeo.


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