This Saturday evening, thousands of students will converge on Lower College Lawn for one of the most anticipated events of the year. In its 24th cycle, the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show has promised a spectacular array of goodies and performances, with unparalleled gift bags for its table ticket holders and a headlining performance by DJ Rae. Considering that the table ballot is regularly oversubscribed and the afterparty has officially sold out, it seems obvious that the show does not lack for hype.
FS has long operated under the assumption that bigger is better. After launching their brand with the town’s biggest music festival and celebrating Raisin with the town’s biggest independent foam sale, the committee has continued to adhere to their own image with one of the biggest sponsors ever seen walking the runway of a student fashion show: Fendi.
For this year’s auction, the fashion house has generously donated two clutches, a backpack charm valued at nearly £700, an exclusive Karl Lagerfeld-signed coffee table book, and an all expenses paid visit to Milan for a backstage experience at Fendi’s fall/winter fashion show. Standing alongside items such as a magnum of Veuve Clicquot and a diamond bracelet, the auction has solidified FS’s reputation as being far more than your average night out.
Utterly peerless, the show will surely deliver on its promises with an unforgettable display of talent and dedication, all for the benefit of this year’s charitable partner SANE. As with last year’s show, we are reminded that there is truly is no better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with anyone other than our true loves: champagne and couture.