NOT a belly button was to be seen at a fashion show held at St Ignatius Hall, Toowong on April 3.
The ‘Pure Fashion – A Lifestyle’ show, supporting ‘modesty in fashion’, was organised by Next Generation, a group of young Catholics aged 16-24 who support pro-life issues and are members of Human Life International (HLI).
Fashion show organiser and Next Generation member Jade Martin said the group held the ‘modesty fashion parade’ to raise awareness of remaining pure and chaste before marriage and to encourage other young adults to aspire to these values by maintaining a modest appearance.
‘We had a fantastic response of around 100 people attending the night,’ she said.
Jade said half the profits from the show went to HLI.
The group has been together for about three or four years and meets once a week at St Luke Parish, Buranda.
Members also organise social and religious functions throughout the year, supporting and encouraging the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
‘We have had many social events like rock climbing, camping, ice skating, etc and have also had catechetics and apologetics lessons, as well as attending retreats, talks and conferences by many outstanding lay and religious speakers,’ Jade said.
Next Generation has also put together a few plays in recent years, including A Man for All Seasons and Murder in the Cathedral.
The group’s next big function will be a parents’ dinner and Catholic trivia night planned for mid to late October.
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