The King’s School’s young models staged a flash back Friday with their annual fashion show for Christies celebrated the music of the seventies, eighties, nineties, noughties and even their own decade with a record breaking sell out event.
Raising £4,500 on the night, with more yet to come from clothing auctions, the cool cats cruised down centre stage in front of 400 screaming fans, and that was just the parents.
But it wasn’t all as calm, collected and confident as it appeared.
Organiser Emily Underwood, who had been working on the show with her fellow chief recruiting officer, Toby Sayle, since September said: “One or two of us took easily to the catwalk, especially the ones who had done it before, but most of us were extremely nervous, well, terrified actually.”
The theme was a homage to catwalk hits of the last 50 years with the teenagers choosing ‘Play that Funky Music’, ‘Funky Town’, ‘Mambo No.5’, ‘Crazy in Love’ and then ‘Uptown Funk’ to represent each decade.
The students would like to thank Sorella and SOS of Bramhall and the Attic Clothing Company, who graciously agreed their clothes could be auctioned off after the event for the charity.
Organiser Jamie Macgregor, who doubles as King’s head of economics, said: “The team showed resilience, dedication and great collaborative skills to make this a truly memorable event.”
King’s Fashion Shows have now raised over £50,000 for the region’s leading cancer care centre.