Last night, the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show began with a bang across Lower College Lawn. As I attempt to piece together the cloudy memories of the night to critically review what is arguably the biggest night in the St Andrews social calendar, the thought of alcohol still makes my stomach cringe.
Fashion season has just finished. Whether it’s for DONT WALK, FS or Catwalk, we will all have to wait another year. Apart from Catwalk, these events are expensive and getting on the guest lists not always easy – yet all of this is justified with the delivery of alot of money to charity. So how did DONT WALK shape up this year?
FS is arguably the St Andrews event of the year – and so it was (well, up until now). We entered through a dimly lit marquee corridor and were engulfed by the scent of woodland. Pine branches entwined with roses lined the walkway and the oh-so-stylish event photographers captured the glamour of the lace, chiffon, floral, strapless, backless, sideless, floor-length, black, magenta, maroon, navy, tuxed, tied and tweed-clad guests. There was even a controversial man in a tank top lurking in the crowd… Not sure that’s the greatest look, even at the best of times.