St Aidan’s Charity Fashion Show

Virtues, Vices and Vino. This year’s St Aidan’s Charity Fashion show was undoubtedly their best yet


On Sunday 22nd February, St. Aidan’s College marched down from the top of the hill to the Slug and Lettuce for a night of sequins, sass and sex appeal.

Finally, after the long build-up of theme-inspired toasties in the College Shop, the demand for extra seating and a launch night to remember, the audience took to their seats, dug into the stockpiles of popcorn and waited to see Aidan’s finest as they have never been seen before.

The Greed and Diligence walks undeniably stole the first half of the show. The array of delicious-looking lads, suited and booted, waltzed down the catwalk followed by a string of drop-dead gorgeous girls in beautiful bespoke dresses. The choreography was slick, the fashion was fierce and the posing was on point.

Another highlight of the night was the Temperance walk, as the models relaxed into their effortlessly sexy sports attire and playfully charmed the audience with their athletic prowess. Motorbike leathers, wetsuits and tennis whites graced the catwalk, and the talent at Aidan’s proved that a golf glove can, in fact, be sexy. The audience riled up even more as racks and rigs began to emerge from backstage, giving a taster of the sex appeal that was to come in the “Lust” finale – the highly anticipated underwear walk, never before attempted by the college.

Throughout the night, the walks were bridged by hilarious entertainment from fantastic hosts Alastair Lowson and Charlie Greenwood, who animated the show with cheeky audience text-ins and an unbelievable live auction, in which some of the most-coveted models were snapped up for a whopping £250. Also featured were stunning performances from the DU Belly Dancers and impressive Instep Dance Trope.

Finally, for the very first time in Aidan’s Fashion Show history, models stripped down to their underwear – and didn’t disappoint.


In the wake of the lingerie walk at the end of the show, the audience completely lost their shit and EVERYONE got onto the stage. So, I think that is kudos to Aidan’s Fashion Show Exec, for transforming their event into one of the hottest events of the social calendar and setting the bar for years to come.

Photography by Alasdair Harriss.