DONT WALK: Model Castings

The charity fashion show DONT WALK is having its model castings this coming Friday and Saturday. Auditions are inevitably a nerve-racking experience, but if you give it a shot, you may be able to be a part of a truly exceptional organization, one which has always aroused intriguing discourse through its creative visions.

A Conversation with the Dementia Friendly St Andrews Society

Discussing the topic of ‘mental health’ can often be uncomfortable for many people, with decades of stigma and preconceived notions attached.  Dementia in particular can seem like an issue that is a bit removed from university life, as it rarely affects our demographic.  In an effort to demystify dementia and contextualise it within the community of St Andrews, we sat down with Chloe Stenson, founder of the Dementia Friendly St Andrews Society to find out a little more about their work and their upcoming fashion show: Wardrobe Stories.

WTW: Sitara*

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:

The Rise of the Don’t Walk Empire

In 2001 a new student run fashion show graced the St Andrews fashion scene. Founded by a group of multicultural students as a direct response to the 9 / 11 terror attacks. Youthful and innovative, the show intended to encapsulate the cosmopolitan nature of New York City, defiant in the face of a tragedy. From this noble beginning one of the most anticipated events in the St Andrew’s calendar flourished. But what we can expect from the fashion show powerhouse this year?

Let’s put a label on Label

I assume most students were excited to see how Label would turn out. St Andrews throws a lot of fashion shows, and everyone was anticipating how Label would compare to the likes of Catwalk, Sitara, FS and Don’t Walk. Would it be as good, as big, or as fun? When I entered Club 601 on the night, greeted with a glass of free wine, I realized that Label should not be compared to anything else. Just like the show encourages us not to compare ourselves to others either, but be proud of who we are and what we stand for independently from others.

Sitara*: Reviewed

Sitara* will always have a fond corner of my heart. In my first year it was one of my favourite events I had ever been to. It was inclusive, it was well-done, it was a drunken milieu of limbs all fighting to be closer to the catwalk and I loved every second. Last year it lost its way a little, but this year it seems to have attempted to fight back to its prowess of two years ago.

FS 2016: What to Wear

With St Andrew’s Fashion Show season in full swing, having a countless number of outfit ideas is pretty important if you’re planning on hitting them all. Here are some suggestions from our Sartoriowl on the hottest looks for this season that you could sport to FS this weekend. As this isn’t a ball, we’ve opted for some different looks and there are no ball gowns in sight! Be brave at the fashion shows, the more creative you can be, the better.

CATWALK: Reviewed

After a year-long hiatus, Catwalk is back. RAG Week’s Fashion show was held in Club 601, whose construction last academic year was the cause of the fashion show being cancelled. That, however, led to two things- St. Andrews’ newest club, and a much heightened sense of anticipation for this year’s show, which did not fail to disappoint. The darkened interior of 601 was transformed with strobe lights and smoke machines, a runway taking pride of place in the centre.

Undressing Don’t Walk: Behind the Scenes

What do you do when you’re forced to choose between a day in the library with an essay or a day at Kinkell helping a male model dress? Well as a self-confessed fashion junkie, I think you can see which option I took (The male models held absolutely no appeal, honest.)

FS Reviewed

On Saturday night, FS kicked off the St Andrews fashion scene with this year’s show, Eyes Wide Shut. The large-scale charity fundraiser was brought back to Lower College Lawn for an evening of champagne, music, models, fashion and high spirits.FS2015Catwalk_EA-2