St. Andrews makes magic for a cause
Dec 10, 2013
What do you get when you combine student creativity with a desire to help others? The St. Andrews Charity Fashion Show is the largest university-run organization in the U.K. and has raised more than half a million dollars since its inception in 1991. Hosting several fashion shows each year, the organization strives to encourage creativity among student fashionistas while raising money for a different cause. This year's recipient is the Association for International Cancer Research. With February's main show approaching, stylists are already on edge, waiting to see what fashionable creations some of today's most promising young designers have in store. Let's take a moment to look back at a couple of favorites from over the years:
Through the Looking Glass, 2013
The Alice In Wonderland-themed fashion show was just as zany as you'd expect. Decked out in bright colors and bold jewelry, the designers and models let their imaginations run wild. Hair styles were larger than life and often highlighted with hues like teal and magenta, and lips were popping in bright fuchsia and berry shades. Appropriate for the event, statement jewelry was all the rage. Some of the most popular items included chunky chain necklaces, similar to the 8.96 TCW Emerald-Cut Multi-Color Cubic Zirconia 14k Yellow Gold-Plated Ring.
Classic Colour, 2011
In a very different appeal, the artists went retro-chic, styling outfits to rival any found on the red carpet. Designers opted for a more classic palette of colors in solid prints, such as royal blue, cream and fuchsia, and dresses flirted to just above the knee, or flowed to a longer, floor-length gown cut. Staying with the fashion show's theme, jewelry was elegant and understated but not underwhelming. Models stunned in shimmering pearls and dazzling diamonds. Both single strand and overlapping necklaces like the Diamond Accent 18k Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver Cluster Drop Earrings.