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Gala Street Styles

by Alena Blanes

“Hollywood isn’t just a place, it’s a way of life.”

It was a well-deserved night of dancing, music, and all things glamorous. This year’s IGNITE Gala was a smashing success with hundreds of students rocking their best Hollywood-inspired outfits. From bright and bold, to classic and sleek, Humber and Guelph-Humber students were not afraid to show their personalities or their dance moves.

Check out these red-carpet worthy looks from Gala 2018:

A young woman wearing a dress with a fur jacket, and young man wearing a suit pose at Gala

Danyon Goodwin (right) | Interior Design | Humber | @danyon

What inspired your gala outfit?

“Probably Topshop, because that’s where I work and everything I own is pretty much from there.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“Definitely the pants.”

Kaylee Pinho (left) | Interior Design | Humber | @kayleekp

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“For me, it’s the fur jacket!”

 

Young woman, student, poses at Gala

Jade Camplin | Tourism – Travel Services Management | Humber | @jadecamplin

What inspired your gala outfit?

“I actually got this dress a few years ago at Forever 21, it’s my work Christmas party outfit. ”

Describe your style.

“I take a lot of inspiration from Mendocino and other high fashion brands.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“It’s hard to say because I really like both my shoes and dress. I didn’t want to wear all black so I like having the pink shoes and the dark dress!”

Two students in suits pose for a photo

Allan Nyatwa (left) | Business | Humber | @kng__wzrd

What inspired your gala outfit?

“My mom made this. She’s a tailor and designed it then made it herself.”

Describe your style. 

“Kanye. I’m really into fashion but I normally don’t dress this classy. If you saw me at school I would be wearing things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. I’m a student too so obviously I like to thrift.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“I would say the chains and the shirt.”

 

5 girls smiling, in dresses, pose at Gala

Melissa Martinez (left) | Media Studies | Guelph-Humber | @melissalmz

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“My girls.”

Kaela Johnson (left) | Media Studies | Guelph-Humber | @killahkaela

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“I love my choker.”

Lexie Abalos (middle) | Media Studies | Guelph-Humber | @__lexie.a

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“The fur.”

Maddie Ricafort (right) | Media Studies | Guelph-Humber | @maddiericafort

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“The gathering on the side of this dress that I stitched.”

Alessandra (right) | Guest

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“My hair!”

 

2 girls in dresses pose at Gala

Natasha Sehgall (right) | Business Administration | Humber | @natashasehgall

What inspired your gala outfit?

“I didn’t really look too hard, I just picked what I thought would look good!”

Where do you normally shop?

“Dynamite.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“Definitely my shoes! I love the gold on the ankles.”

 

Sehaj Butan (left) | Business Administration | Humber | @sehajbutann

What inspired your gala outfit?

“Me too. I just like to take whatever clothing I have and make it work.”

Where do you normally shop?

“GUESS.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“My dress!”

Student, Adam, poses on the stairs wearing suspenders

Adam Butzow | Media Studies | Guelph-Humber | @adambutzow

Describe your style.

“It’s unique I would say, but I also can be very casual.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“Definitely the suspenders and the tie.”

Young woman wearing a long dress and young man in a dress shirt and pants pose at Gala

Alexandra Dereviankina (left) | Nursing | Humber | @allie_captured_it

What inspired your gala outfit?

“Definitely Lady Gaga. I love her style!”

Describe your style.

“I would say it’s pretty similar to this. Obviously, I wouldn’t wear a dress like this on a day-to-day basis, but I do normally dress rather formal.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“My dress, 100% the dress!”

 

Henry González (right) | Nursing | Humber | @hgnzz

What inspired your gala outfit?

“I was channelling a George Clooney look this evening.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“I love my shirt.”

2 students in suits pose on stairs at Gala, one wearing bowtie, the other a tie

Anthony Richard (right) | Business | Guelph-Humber | @anthony_richard97

What inspired your gala outfit?

“I was told long ago that blue dress pants and a nice shirt were definitely appropriate for a Gala so here I am.”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“I like the leather belt and leather shoes.”

Benji Laks (left) | Business | Guelph-Humber | @benji_laks

What inspired your gala outfit?

“I searched up photos and saw everyone was wearing a bowtie so I thought I would just follow the theme. The rest just went from there!”

What is your favourite part of your look tonight?

“My bowtie, I thought it’d be perfect for the Hollywood theme.”

 

*All photos by Carlos Laya

*These interviews have been edited for clarity and length


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