I’m so disappointed that I will miss the University of St Andrews fashion show this weekend. The charity fashion show has really gained momentum after 21 years of dedication from the students who run it (from backstage to modelling, marketing to sales) and the show now includes the Alfa Romeo Young Designer Award, which offers six shortlisted design students from the UK the chance to win £1000 and a much-coveted placement with international label PPQ.
That. Is. Amazing.
Last year’s winner, Janine Clark went on to secure a full-time position with Abercrombie & Fitch USA, proving that the charity fashion show (with the invaluable support of Alfa Romeo) is an event that showcases new design talent – it’s a wonderful opportunity to spot new designers before they hit the big time.
The finalists for the award will present their designs to a panel of judges from the fashion industry and will have the opportunity to work with Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, Kay McIntyre on the models before their creations are showcased on the runway of the UK’s largest student-run fashion show. The judges will decide who wins, but you can get involved by voting for your favourite finalist via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AlfaRomeoUK).