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Fashionistas stun at annual Glasgow University charity fashion show

Written by on 6th March 2019

Siobhan Macdonald

Glasgow University scrubbed up well at this year’s Charity Fashion Show (GUFCS).

The fifth annual show, FLVX19, was raising money for Simon Community Scotland.

The event hosted at SWG3 Galvanisers on February 24th was a huge success showcasing the work of some amazingly talented designers in aid of a very good cause.

GUFCS is a student run organisation which was founded in 2014 by the students of Glasgow University, and is probably one of the university’s most successful run student events. Last year, the event raised £22,224 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, a huge sum of money for a local charity.

The inspiration for FLVX19 was to utilise bright, bold colours to contrast with light and dark tones. This is to achieve a modern urban theme for the show. This is to move away from the vibrant primary colours the FOCUS 2018 show specialised in. The sparing colour, modern urban theme has been achieved in the photoshoots coming up to the 2019 show.


GUCFS X AMY BRAY Our final shoot for 2018-19 photographed by Craig Shewry Photography in the Glasgow Barrowland market, showcasing the designs of Amy Bray.// PHOTOS COMING SOON //

Posted by Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show – GUCFS on Thursday, 14 February 2019

As a first-time fashion show attendee, I was hugely surprised by the magnitude of the event.

I had no idea what to expect, but was hugely and pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and sheer size of the event.

As soon as I stepped into SWG3, I was surrounded by beautifully well-dressed people and extremely helpful committee volunteers.

After putting my jacket into the cloakroom, I was again struck by the amount of people inside the warehouse – as someone who has attended other events at SWG3, I haven’t seen it as busy as this.

The catwalk began shortly after 9pm with the first collection of the night being from Nia Winstanley.

Nia is a womenswear knitwear designer interested in textiles and all things shiney, this interest shines through into her designs perfectly. A bright, colourful and energetic collection is the ideal opening collection.

Following Nia’s opening collection, the FKD designs were another standout.

The designers aim for this was to “physically demonstrate the effects of hoarding and overconsumption on the body in a streetwear context”.

The inspiration for this line brings attention to the dangerous side of the fashion industry: fast fashion and overconsumption.

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