Van Mildert Charity Fashion Show

We review Mildert’s annual show


Last Saturday, Mildert students flocked to their hall for the annual Van Mildert fashion show. Dubbed on the night as ‘the best in its history’ by one excited VIP, Emily Trapnell and Jojo Cornick went out of their way to ensure it was a night to remember.

They chose a ‘Best of British’ theme, using designers such as Dubarry, Vivienne Westwood, Hunter and Topshop paraded though smoke that caught the patriotic red and blue lights; creating a truly magical British wonderland.

Giant screens flanked the runway, reflecting the themes of the ‘Made in Durham’, ‘Festival’ and ‘Office’ walks to name but a few. The One's favourite was the wedding walk, where the girls floated down the catwalk in ivory gowns and were twirled around by their grooms as the royal wedding was projected behind them.

The strong variety of walks was interjected only by the performance of several dance troupes, who displayed both street and contemporary choreographies.

The VIP guests were treated to a champagne reception and fabulous goodie bags, crammed full with freebies such as Body Shop smellies, Parker pens, Redbull, mini boxes of Cadbury’s chocolate, lube and more. All for a mere 15 pounds!

All in all, the night was a great success, raising over £2000 for Help the Heroes and County Durham Community Foundation. A big contributor to this was their auction, where a heated bidding war got underway when two students battled it out for the chance to have their essays proof read by the president of the college.

The One rates:
– The big screens
– The wedding dresses
– The London’s calling Vivienne Westwood walk
– The range of designers
– The FAB goodie bags