Live music set the scene at the Music Box, Stevenson College Edinburgh, as students staged a fashion extravaganza through the ages to mark the College’s 40th anniversary celebrations with over £1000 donated to Forth One Cash for Kids.
Before the show began, children of the 70’s could indulge their memories and palettes on Angel Delight desserts and Refreshers sweets or reminisce about their twenties by sipping an Apple Martini’s with a Marachino cherry.
The main hall looked like a scene from London Fashion Week; over the catwalk hung a disco glitter ball and huge Rubix cubes with high-tech graphics to enhance the mood. Our hosts for the show, Associate Principal Creative Industries, Morag Campbell, and “her glamorous assistant” student Calum Thomson proved to be a great double act with their spontaneous banter and witty asides about fashions through the ages.
The show started with the 70’s and students strutted their stuff to music of the era. Student, Vicky Hendry, wore a fabulous flower printed maxi dress with matching headband while the male model pouted at the audience with his Magnum PI moustache dressed in a John Travolta white suit. Psychedelic outfits followed with the compulsory Afro hair do.
The 80’s blasted onto stage with music from the Clash and punk rockers looked mean and moody with zips, black leather, safety pins and pink Mohican hair. Follow that, and they did with girls in Ra Ra skirts and boys wearing Hawaiian shirts from the Wham days.
Who can forget Girl Power in the 90s, brought to life on stage with a Union Jack dress and dark denim for the boys. Today’s style, as important for boys and girls alike, had the male model in a Baker Boy hat, denims and smart jacket and the girl in a tight fitting, short metallic dress.
But that’s not all. We were given a glimpse into future fashion with a selection of stunning outfits from emerging designer, Stacy Graham.
The Grand Finale, a kilted affair for the boys and evening wear for the girls and a beautiful bride as the centrepiece. The models received rapturous applause from the audience for a show with something for everyone.
Special guest Tommy McEwan, fashion guru from STV’s the Hour, was “very impressed” by the show and said:
“The show was great fun and very creative. It was fantastic to see students and teaching staff working together to create such a fabulous event. The mutual respect and good relationships between staff and students was there for all to see and the vibe was very positive. I’ve spotted a few budding models and would pay to see Morag as a stand-up comedian. It’s been a great night out.”
Local business donated many raffle prizes which raised over one thousand pounds with all funds raised going to the Forth One Cash for Kids Appeal.
Notes to Editors
Stevenson College Edinburgh celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010. When the College opened in 1970 at the Sighthill Campus, it had three thousand students. Today, it is one of the largest colleges in Scotland with over 18,000 students, of which nearly 3,500 are full-time (2008/09 academic year) and over 1,000 are EU and international students.
SCE offers a range of courses from Introductory courses and NQs (National Qualifications) through to HNDs (Higher National Diplomas), BTECs and Degree Foundation. They have a variety of study modes available from full-time, part-time, day release, evening, e-learning and open learning.
Contact: Ann Robb