CUCFS: Meet the Models

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Cambridge University Charity Fashion Show have again granted The Tab exclusive access to their model line-up this year. Judging from these pictures alone, it's going to be big.

The date, venue, and charity being supported will be unveiled in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. For now, scroll down to see the beautiful faces, banter, and style intel of this year's models.

VIVIENNE HOPLEY-JONES

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Sustainable attitudes to fashion, like reselling on Depop.

Fashion inspiration?

90s Johnny Depp

Favourite designer?

Vivienne Westwood

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Fake ID – Riton & Kah-Lo

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared of breaking expensive designer pieces

HIJA ALI

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Mental health awareness

Fashion inspiration?

No specific inspiration – just travelling and seeing street style.

Favourite designer?

Maria Grazia Chiuri

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Country music

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited to do something new and meet new people.

CHRIS DEANE

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Youth development – modelling helps build confidence.

Fashion inspiration?

My gran

Favourite designer?

Virgil Abloh

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, reggae, drum and bass.

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited to see what they make me wear, scared of a wardrobe malfunction on the catwalk.

ZOE GYAMFI

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Stopping human trafficking

Fashion inspiration?

James Campbell

Favourite designer?

Bjarke Ingels

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Passion Fruit – Drake, 3005 – Childish Gambino

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared about heels – not used to wearing them.

TOCHI ONUORA

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Advocating for queer people of colour and discussing the climate crisis.

Fashion inspiration?

Grace Jones/ Billy Porter

Favourite designer?

Virgil Abloh/ Tom Ford

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Raury/ Glass Animals

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared of falling over and breaking clothes, excited about trying new clothes.

MITHI RAVINDRAN

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Charities that give directly to the people they're supporting, rather than choosing resources for them.

Fashion inspiration?

Minimalism

Favourite designer?

Iris van Herpen

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Amy Winehouse/ Nina Simone

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited to try out new clothes, scared about tripping over.

SHING HEI LEE

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

The climate change cause

Fashion inspiration?

Costume design in Mad Men

Favourite designer?

Phoebe Philo

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

ABBA

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared of walking in heels, excited for the shoots and getting some bomb pictures out of that.

ANNIE HAWORTH

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Would promote better understanding of body dysmorphia

Fashion inspiration?

Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart

Favourite designer?

Alexander McQueen

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Kung Fu Panda soundtrack

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Nervous to prevent someone else's idea of the world as I want to do them justice, excited to be me as I act and play other people all the time.

ISSY BRUCE

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Mental health, promote discussion about eating disorders

Fashion inspiration?

Rihanna's attitude of IDGAF

Favourite designer?

Stella McCartney

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

SZA/ Ariana Grande

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared about walking on the catwalk – never done this before. Excited to meet lovely people.

ALEX SPENCER

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Mental health: CALM

Fashion inspiration?

Emil Sands – wavy guy

Favourite designer?

Burberry

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Techno: Jayda G, indie rock: The Strokes

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared of a nip slip

OLIVER RHODES

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Men's mental health

Fashion inspiration?

Ryan Reynolds – I like the way he wears big coats

Favourite designer?

Michael Kors

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Elton John, Queen, Bowie, The Killers

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Falling over, walking like I have a stick shoved somewhere it shouldn’t be.

EMIL SANDS

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Greenpeace

Fashion inspiration?

Me in 2004

Favourite designer?

My grandma

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited to be the centre of attention and raising money for charity while boosting the gram

CONNOR DUFFY

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

As a drag queen, I’m here to support anything which abolishes the gender binary.Fashion inspiration?

Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof

Favourite designer?

Margiela

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Nelly Furtado: Turn Off The Light

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited for the glamour of it all.

ALEX HORNER

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

I’m quite a utilitarian, so Against Malaria Foundation.

Fashion inspiration?

ASAP Rocky

Favourite designer?

Adidas and Balenciaga

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Heavy drum and bass

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited for the clothes.

LUDO AMORY

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

LGBTQ+ and homelessness charities

Fashion inspiration?

Myself

Favourite designer?

Donatella Versace

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Spending more time with Mo

MO GILLANI

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Teenage cancer charities

Fashion inspiration?

Serge Gainsbourg

Favourite designer?

Raf Simons only when at Calvin Klein

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Lorde – Sober

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Anxiety from the modelling keeps you young

JONI WILDMAN

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Mental health – mental illnesses that are often overlooked, such as borderline personality disorder.

Fashion inspiration?

My mum

Favourite designer?

Stella McCartney

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Lizzo/ Lady Gaga

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

The classic ‘I’m gonna trip over on the catwalk’ kinda fear is the main concern! Excited to meet new people.

SIMRHAN KHETANI

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

PERIOD! This is a charity aiming to abolish the taboo for girls/women having periods in developing countries.

Fashion inspiration?

LOVE Indo Western fashion

Favourite designer?

Bethany Williams

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Ginger – Riton & Kah-Lo

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Scared of stacking it in heels. Excited to get some good gram pics.

MILLY PARRY

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Fashion is suuuch an underrated platform to campaign for important causes. If we put Greta Thunberg on the cover of Vogue, then maybe her message would reach further. We’re sitting on a veritable goldmine of influential potential.

Fashion inspiration?

Elton John, Noel Fielding and Grayson Perry

Favourite designer?

Halpern or Roberta Einer

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Psycho Killer by Talking Heads. Absolute banger.

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited to see what Tigerlily (creative director) has in store for us.

DUVESSA BANDEEN

Which cause or charity would you promote with your modelling platform?

Mental health trauma charities & the refugee crisis

Fashion inspiration?

Audrey Hepburn

Favourite designer?

Virgil Abloh, or Karl Lagerfeld when he first took over Fendi

What tunes would hype you up before a night out?

Now 66, maybe some Lana or Springsteen

Most afraid of/excited about for the show?

Excited for the community. Hope I don’t stack it and eat the pavement.

Photographer: Groz

Creative Director: Tigerlily Hutchinson