Trent Fashion Society general director Ryley Gutoskie thanks the audience at the end at Trent Fashion Society's 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

On Saturday March 30, the Trent Fashion Society hosted a charity runway gala at Market Hall. The night was in support of Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), an organization which works to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing shelter, education and transitional supports for youth and families in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. The theme of the night was Heavenly Bodies. The night supported the idea that “every body is a heavenly body.”

The first half of the show was hosted by the drag performer Janice from Accounting. The second half of the show was hosted by The Trent Fashion Society’s General Director, Ryley Gutoskie. It was Gutoskie’s sixth show with Trent Fashion Society as she finishes her degree at Trent University.

The first act of the night was Boho Fab’s hoop performance.

Boho Fab does a hoop dance at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

Next was the first line of the night. The line Wonderbird was created by Eva who was inspired by nature.

Wonderbird at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

Dresses from Antoinette’s Bridal were next.

Antoinette’s Bridal at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

The next performance of the night included three drag performances. Two were done by Janice from Accounting, while the third was done by Dixie Q.

Janice from Accounting at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.
Dixie Q at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

After intermission, Berlin did a sci-fi dance.

Berlin at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

Femme Fatale was the next line. This line was designed by the Trent Fashion Society, a lot of which Riley put together. The theme was a girl’s night out on Mount Olympus.

Femme Fatale at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

Next was Free Spirited, created by Trent Fashion Society executive member Mia Peters. The line was developed using secondhand pieces and reflected a free-spirited nature. “Walking on Sunshine” played while the models walked, which created an infectious excitement.

Free Spirited at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

The last performance was by Ranay and Lucy who showed off their dancing skills.

Ranay and Lucy at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.

The last line was called Spectrum. The bathing suit line was accompanied by Mackenzie White who sang “Title” by Meghan Trainor. After, the song “Confident” by Demi Lovato played.

Spectrum at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.
Mackenzie White at Trent Fashion Society’s 2019 charity runway gala. Photo by Tasha Falconer.