Following their smashing launch dinner and after-party, the arty provocateur of the St Andrews fashion dynasty DONT WALK released a spectacular new online presence to further promote the show coming the 24th of February. The sleek, newly-designed website debuted a time capsule of DW’s past ten years with an archive gallery of never-before-seen media. What DW is offering now is a fully fleshed-out image of the show’s persona, a digital family photo album illuminating the depths of the selectively accessible event. Where the initial introductory video only provided flashes of stoic models betwixt mirrors and fluorescent lighting, this launch effectively pulls back the covers whilst simultaneously maintaining an air of mystery.
Twinkling lights, rousing live music and a sea of jewel-tone clad revellers: these are some freeze-frames of the 2017 Mermaids Christmas Ball. Rarely an event that disappoints, this year was no exception as Kinkell Byre was transformed into a Fairytale of New York. Unlike previous years’ themes this year was not modelled after a film, the committee choosing instead to create a glitzy winter wonderland complete with motifs of the city decorating the space. The New York skyline adorned one wall and recognisable street signs dotted the venue, with miles of fairy lights interwoven between.
Notably St Andrews’ “last hurrah” for the summer before reality sets in and we all have to get to work, Starfields is a great opportunity to get down to some class house music and get one last use out of that Hawaiian shirt. Put on by the committee of the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show, known affectionately as FS, it’s a combination of music festival and booze-fueled garden party with plenty of glitter to go around – but not quite Glasto or Burning Man. So: what on earth do you wear? If you’re struggling with outfit inspiration and you don’t want to resort to chucking on your gap-year trousers (you know the ones) and a crop top last minute, look no further. Here are a few ideas for what to wear to Starfields.
St Andrews has a sushi problem. Between the option of sushi from a Thai restaurant, the seemingly-defunct student operation Soooshi and the meagre pickings on the shelves of Sainsbury’s and Tesco, it is difficult to fill the craving for fresh rolls and sashimi in our little town. It has been a trying time for sushi lovers in this corner of northeast Fife – until now.
St Andrews would not be the same without all its social events, and the spring semester is notably packed with them. By the time April rolled around, I was already exhausted from attending the other fashion shows in February. Seeking some respite from deadlines in the form of a night out, I was looking to round out my St Andrews fashion experience with the multi-coloured jewel in the crown that is Sitara*. Having never been, I was not sure what to expect, but I can happily say that it did not disappoint.
Arguably the most vibrant show of St Andrews’ fashion season, Sitara* is back this Friday, and with it comes the challenge of finding something to wear to yet another social event. Their 2017 theme is “This is my Rang”, focusing on the diversity and vivacity of South Asian culture through fashion and performance. With colour as the conceptual focus of the show, Sitara* is the perfect opportunity for you to bring forth your most effervescent formal wear and dance the night away to the fusion tunes of DJ Josef Bamba. If the past few fashion shows seem to have exhausted you of outfit inspiration, here are a few ideas to help you look your best: