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International Women's Day: Floral Fashion Show

Posted by Helen Archard Online Fashion Content Intern

4th Apr 2013

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WRITTEN BY: EMMA STEPHENSON // @emmastephenson // FASHION INTERN AT WASTESAVER

After hours of sorting, weeks of organising, hundreds of flowers, eight models, 16 outfits and lots of helping hands - Oxfam's floral fashion show and pop-up shop made its mark on Huddersfield. The event was a great success in raising awareness for International Women's Day whilst giving guests a chance to purchase some vintage as well as on-trend fashion finds; with all money raised donated to support Oxfam's work.

The shop came to life when rails of clothes were hung, steamed and priced ready for guests to arrive at the city centre venue, Voda Bar. The shop flowed straight through to the floral print catwalk decorated with over-sized flower arrangements; we certainly got in the spring/summer mood whilst kitting the place out.

The volunteer models looked beautiful in their selection of floral and pastel outfits in keeping with the candy crush trends apparent on today's high street. Each ensemble was put together by the volunteers who added a unique element to the show, reflecting the enjoyable experience of organising such an event. A massive thanks to the girls from Kirklees College for creating such a wonderful hair and makeup look, it complimented the fun and frivolous attitude of the night perfectly.

Many spectators had their eye on certain runway pieces and these became available to purchase in the shop afterwards. Flower dresses, patterned scarves, statement jackets and pastel tops were snapped up taking the total raised by this event to £325.00. As reminded by our brilliant fashion show host Luke, this money really does make a difference in many women's lives that suffer in poverty and he importantly highlighted Oxfam's place in helping such a cause. Thank you to all those who popped in and helped make this night a very special one.


PHOTOS: contributed by Sophie Tremayne.

Blog post written by Helen Archard

Online Fashion Content Intern

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