‘Personality’ based Castle shows how to do it
Personality also means fit
The Castle Charity Fashion Show featured the usual stripping of any other college, but unlike the usual surroundings of a cafeteria, it was held in a Norman keep.
Models were selected on personality in a shock twist this year, but clearly being good on the inside pays dividends in the gym.Following hot on the heels of the DU fashion show, the CCFS showed how intimate staging and fraternal unity can still be equally as exclusive and glamorous. The unique staging provided the elegant backdrop to a classy catwalk.
Female models opted to ditch the strip-all mantra and strutted in sexy dressing gowns before the men showed the rest of us what made them men. Classic examples of college fashion shows such as performances by the sultry Oscar Koronka. Nicknamed the ‘bourgeoise Ed Sheeran,’ he performed with an acoustic guitar before taking a dig at basic freshers who had once demanded performances of Wonderwall.
Biggest surprise of the night was a semi-nude demonstration of the splits, which drew gasps from the crowd and a failed attempt by another model. The strip-tease was, however, comparable to a public school boy’s imagination of what DreamBoys in Newcastle looks like. Dom Humphrey and Miranda Robson co-directed an event which raised thousands of pounds for the mental health charity Mind. The event also introduced a text-in service with Jane Markey and Charlotte Varela co-hosting and reading out the often saucy tit-bits.
Smashing expectations, estimates included £1000 on three auction prizes alone. Two nights in a Marbella flat or a luxury meal for two went down well with the heady mix of Bailey glitterati.Having been suitably boozed up (responsibly) in Castle bar, the stars of the World Heritage Site moved to the less salubrious surroundings of Loft. The bustling after-party featured quite a lot of white folk dancing to quite a lot of Kanye.
All photos were taken by Anja Wolf.