This month marks the start of LFW, but if you can’t make it to London then why not see if there is something a little more local?
2017 BID St Andrews will be hosting the inaugural St Andrews Fashion Festival (STAFF). The aim of STAFF is to cement St Andrews as a town synonymous with luxury brands and independent retailers. As well as a fashion show & workshops they are also putting on a range of fashion talks for students in the area.
The talks are a great way for pupils to learn more about the industry and get some ideas if they want to pursue a career in fashion. The talks are on the 9th of Feb and include talks from designer Billie Jacobina & renowned blogger Wendy Gilmore.
- Billie Jacobina was recently named fashion scouts ‘one to watch’ at LFW, her first collection was released to critical acclaim. Billie will be covering the design process & her journey as a fashion designer.
- Thank Fifi has been featured in Vogue, Glamour & Grazia, she is a regular face at LFW and has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Wendy will be talking about styling for photo shoots and monetizing her blog.
As well as the student talks there are a range of workshops available to the public on the 11th of Feb, the workshops will consist of local retailers, independent designers and jewellery makers. As well as learning some new tricks you can have a shop at the pop up STAFF store! Do not miss the Dress Making demo by Eden Art on at 1pm, they are also hosting a fabric workshop later in the day. You can head to the STAFF website to find out more on all the days activities!
Now onto the main event!
The STAFF fashion show will be held from 4pm on the 11th of Feb, you can get VIP tickets for just £22.50, this includes a drinks reception, a goody bag, front row seats and access to our exclusive STAFF after party AND discounts in the POP up shop! The show will feature local designers & boutiques and cult sensation Baby Carla will be accompanying the catwalk with a live show.