Dont Walk 2012

Dont Walk 2012

Sponsor goodies pre-show

Cardiff Fashion was lucky enough to be invited to the now annual fashion show run by the students of St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, last weekend.  Titled ‘Dont Walk’ it was a fashion event unlike any we’ve ever been to before.

We’ve covered Dont Walk on the blog previously as it’s become a bit of a global phenomenon in the ten years it’s been running and has been supported by well known celebrities and fashion dignitaries.  It’s also an event that we think is worthy of coverage as it brings together people, international brands, fashion, and a conscience, raising money for a named charity each year.  This year’s charity beneficiary is ZamCog. The fashion show was apparently also the event where Kate Middleton wore ‘that dress’ on the catwalk, and where royalty fell in love!

The show opener

The show kicked off fashionably late of course!  Italian lingerie label Rosamosario and Charlotte Lepre-Slater collections incorporated lace and lingerie inspired looks, corsetry and satin.

Highlights were menswear labels, South Korean Zero_Underscore with its sharp tailoring including a horizontally zipped frock style coat in a contemporary fabric. In contrast, menswear label Yasmin Bawa included pastel knitwear, shorts and other ‘cruise’ styled wear with real edge.

A little avant garde arrived in the form of Ben Crane with what looked like a ‘bee suit’ for men. Black hood, googles and a yellow oversized sou’wester and then there was a ‘surgical’ coat in uPVC. Hoodies, outerwear and asymmetric wool jackets with oversized lapels were also a feature.

Giggle Juice from New York showed a collection of graphic tees for men, and Stefan Wahlberg Design presented a collection of what appeared to be Las Vegas inspired dresses, with ballroom sequins and flesh netting.

A wide range of designs in a show that lasted well over two hours, where the models looked like they enjoyed the show as much as the 800 strong ‘very appreciative audience’, interspersed with an impressive auction raising hundreds for the charity, in the intermission.

It was a real experience, St Andrews is beautiful, and we must give special thanks and respect to the Dont Walk Committee that organised the event, all students.  It was a slick event in an impressive venue. Special thanks must go to Tom Curry in charge of us ‘press people’ who really looked after our every need.

We hope to be able to share some more images from the wide range of collections on show with you soon!

We’ve heard that a national fashion design competition will be launched soon by the Dont Walk team, so will keep you posted.  For more information about the event and the charity go to Dont Walk.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Fresh Outlook at 1:20 pm

    As part of our ‘Fresh Talent’ segment, I would be extremely interested in getting in contact with some young designers. Anyone who would be interested in answering a few questions, or knows of anyone who would be suitable, please contact me.

  2. Izara Marini at 6:26 pm

    Hi my name is Izara Maria Marini and I am a Fashion designer who graduated from Heriot Watt University Galashiels in Scotland last year . I am delighted to see that you are showcasing two of my designs from the Don’t Walk 2012 Fashion Show in St Andrews. My collection was chosen to open the show and it would be nice if my name was mentioned as I am currently looking for an internship with a Fashion Designer or Fashion House in London . Thanks Izara Maria

    • admin at 4:57 pm

      Hi Izara
      Thanks for letting me know about your designs, could you clarify which ones and I will gladly include a reference to you and a website if you have one? Apologies we didn’t have all of the designer names from the show.

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