When someone shouted out the idea of having a fashion show fundraiser with beachwear at a meeting of Ohio State's Fashion Student Organization in January, President Meagan Metcalf just couldn't picture it.

When someone shouted out the idea of having a fashion show fundraiser with beachwear at a meeting of Ohio State's Fashion Student Organization in January, President Meagan Metcalf just couldn't picture it.

Sure, a fashion organization having a fashion show made sense. She just wished they'd thought of it sooner. In the middle of winter, not only did she have a hard time picturing bathing suits, beach balls and palm trees, she couldn't imagine getting a fashion show together with so little time.

And during an interview this week, Metcalf, a senior, still couldn't believe the show is happening this weekend.

The Ohio State Fashion Student Organization's Spring Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the group, takes the Lodge Bar stage on Sunday to showcase the best of retailers' new beachwear offerings.

Pieces from Bebe, Banana Republic, Pitaya, The Limited and local labels Tattered and Choonimals will parade down the runway, modeled by about 20 Fashion Student Organization members and other OSU students.

"I know Bebe just told me they're getting all-new stuff in on Thursday [that we'll model]," she said. "So it will be cool stuff that people haven't really seen yet."

The show will open with live music by No Shade and Thor Winston, both bands with Ohio State connections. And before the runway portion starts, a total of about $2,000 in items and packages donated by businesses as various as Brio, the Buckeye Corner and Crowne Plaza will be auctioned off.

The Sunday afternoon timing should entice people to come out for a fun end to the weekend, Metcalf said, and the bar and kitchen will be open. The organization gets a cut of the profits for each $3 Fashion-tini sold.

The show, along with other fundraisers, will cover the cost of the group's annual trip to New York City. Of the 100 or so current members, 24 will be flying to New York in early April for tours and talks at design firms and retailer headquarters.

"You go into your major thinking, 'This is what I want to do,' but what's realistic?" Metcalf said. "It definitely helps a lot, being able to go there and say, 'Wow, is New York really where I want to live?'"