By Isla McDougall
Wednesday 24 February saw the latest instalment of one of Durham University’s most exciting events; the charity fashion show. With a vibrant cast of models, an impressive range of brands, and most importantly, an incredible charity at its heart, St Cuthbert’s Society Charity Fashion Show did not disappoint.
This year, SCSFS chose to raise money for Tiny Lives, a charity that supports premature and sick newborn babies and their families on the Neonatal Unit at the RVI Hospital in Newcastle. With the final fundraising figure reaching £3943.99, Tiny Lives uses donations like these to support training and research, as well as to provide care and support to babies and their families during such a difficult time.
Against the backdrop of the Slug and Lettuce and with General Gyro DJing, models strutted out in creations from Topshop, Tahouts, Salt and Silk, Dazzle and Jolt, Thrift Boutique, and Velvet Elvis. Durham’s very own Belmont Designs was also showcased, with models walking out in flowing silk dresses to meet boys suited and booted by Woven. As ever, the underwear walk ended the night on a high, showcasing to equal measure the result of months of hard work in the gym, and underwear from Sadie the Bra Lady.
Throughout the night the compères Samantha Wernham and Charles Griffin entertained the crowd with cheeky quips about audience members and models alike and Troupe, the official university performance dance group, stunned with a high-energy routine.
Overall, congratulations must go to the show’s President and Vice-President, Elle Mackenzie and Lily Boulter respectively, for organising such a slick and sexy show that was successful in raising over £3940 for an incredible charity. SCSCFS really was a night to remember.
Images: Siena Morrell