Our Events Editor Wulang Derrida gives you a sneak peek on what events to look forward to this semester.
2017 has kicked off with London Collections Men, Pitti Uomo, and Milan, and while some of the big names have dropped out of the schedule, new ones have emerged. The menswear market is slowing down after the surge three-four collections ago. The same cannot be said for fashion enthusiasm in St Andrews, as we have now six shows to look forward to this semester.
The party will start with Catwalk and its ‘Undergrowth’ concept that promises the exploration of non-mainstream conception of beauty. Sitara will bring something more personal that presents the splendour in diversity. Label is always clear in using fashion as a medium of expression and celebration of the wonderful causes and messages that they tackle one at a time through their posts and events. The heavy-hittters, DONT WALK and FS, have collaborated towards one charity “Million Milles for Ellie” and raised over £4000. While DONT WALK recently announce yet another terrific charitable deed in Bekaa Valley by helping young children education, FS have delivered some of the most glamorous shoots this season with ‘On The Pulse’ in Marco De Vincenzo, and the latest FENDI skiwear.
Other than fashion shows, there will be spring sporting events such as Polo and Ice Hockey. Also, the traditional May Dip that everyone should try at least once, even just for the sunrise with 400+ other students. The same goes with May Ball, except you might end up going twice or even every year; aren’t we all kids at heart, dancing in heels and tuxedos (separately or not, it’s up to you) but still ready to queue for all the rides?
This year, as any other year, can be a good one if you make it a good one. If the passion for fashion does grow, there will be plenty of exhibitions in NY, London and Antwerp in addition to these ‘foundations’ that you can visit in your favorite house’s originating city.