Senior Bithy Goodman is a fashionista with flair. As president of Bucknell’s Culture Couture, she has loved bringing big-city fashion to the streets of Lewisburg not only through her own sense of style, but also by creating runway looks (and stage costumes!) on our campus. Even cooler? Bithy has found an amazing way to combine her love of history with her passion for fashion.
When did you love of fashion begin?
This is kind of a funny story. My first memory of being interested in fashion was when I was three years old. I had to stay in the hospital for a week. The only thing I really remember from it was that I refused to wear the gown because I thought it was ugly and instead I insisted on wearing these two floral sundresses for the whole week. So I did! Ever since then I have been rather particular about what I wear!
How did you first become involved with Culture Couture?
I became involved with Culture Couture my sophomore year when I became the secretary. My good friend Weslee Berke was the president at the time and she convinced me to join. Then for the show that year, which was circus-themed, I had this crazy idea to make dresses out of balloons and I've been involved ever since.
How is this group different from other organizations on campus?
How are we different? Hmm well I'm not sure. But what I personally enjoy about the club is that we are not just interested in fashion on a superficial level, but we are interested in examining culture. The club prides itself on crossing an important cultural bridge between the world of fashion and the Bucknell bubble. Whether it is through our in-depth discussions of Bucknell dress culture, educational New York trips, alumnae events and relationships, or our annual Fashion Show (which is Saturday April 28th at 2 pm on the Smith Quad!!!) we are passionate about establishing a relationship between students and fashionable dress.
Your annual student-run fashion show is set to be in a few weeks. What can we expect?
As I mentioned above, the fashion show this year is on Saturday April 28th at 2pm on the Smith Quad with a reception afterward in the Samek art gallery!!! The theme this year is "Around the World." The show features 20 student designs (modeled by students). They are inspired by global landmarks, landscapes, and cultures. It features a huge range of talent and an equally impressive range of looks. Every designer brings something unique and interesting to the runway, and it is always so much fun to see what people here at Bucknell can create. This year in particular will be an especially culturally upbeat experience! Also, its free!!!