Meet the Exec of the Kingdom Charity fashion show

Are you a reptile? Cause iguana tap that


On the 25th February Kingdom Charity Fashion show will be bringing the animal kingdom to the very heart of Durham. With the secret location yet to be released we can only promise you that it is bigger AND better than Missoula.

A show that is to be described as the 'jungle with a twist' it's something worthwhile watching out for.

We spoke with the Exec to find out who's behind the running of the Kingdom.

Lucy, Kate and Kirsty (Chair, Co-Chair and Treasurer)

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What does this year’s charity mean to you?

As we’re sure every student has observed, there is a clear issue of homelessness in Durham. However, the problem extends far beyond those who sleep rough in the city centre.

DASH aims to help all those who are homeless or vulnerable to the risk of homelessness. Supporting a charity at the heart of the community is so important to us as we have seen first hand how crucial their work is.

Lucy (Chair)

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What is your best animal themed pick-up line?

Are you on the endangered species list? Because you are one of a kind

What fashion trend do you hope makes a come back?

Jack Wills Gilets

What is the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever been given?

Nothing looks as good as food tastes

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Jellyfish, all style no substance

Kate (Co-chair)

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What is your fashion inspiration?

One time I saw Anna Osborne wearing army pants and flip-flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.

What fashion trend do you hope makes a come back?

Heelies

What is your best animal themed pick up line?

Are you a reptile? Cause iguana tap that

What is the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever been given?

Less is more 😉

Kirsty (Treasurer)

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What song would get you up on the catwalk?

Anything from Riverdance

What excites you most about this year’s show?

A repeat of Elliot Manley’s annual topless walk

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

A koala… I’m a clinger

Tara and Alice (Model Coordinators)

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What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

The palatinate blazer

What song would get you up on the catwalk?

Tara: Mambo number 5

Alice: If you associate me with the song I’m leaving Durham

Alex (Marketing)

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What excites you most about this year’s show?

The Exec have been working really hard to make sure this year’s show is the best yet, and I’m excited for everyone to see what we have done

What is the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever been given?

Stop wearing slippers on nights out

What’s your best animal themed pick up line?

Are you a beaver? Cause dammm

Which exec member would you most like to see on the catwalk, and why?

Kate Turner. If you’ve ever seen her in Missoula on a Wednesday you know she has some moves

Anna (Logistics)

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What excites you most about this year show?

The new venue, amazing models and incredible clothes

What does this years charity mean to you?

After moving to Durham I was shocked to see so many homeless people. I’m so glad to be raising money for such a local and important cause

What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

Blazers and bow ties in the Billy B

Chat up line?

If you were a horse I'd ride you all the time

Megan (secretary)

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What fashion trend do hope makes a come back?

Crocs and socks

What song would get you up on the catwalk?

I don’t think I could resist ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA

Annabel and Evie (Ents and Decs)

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What’s your best animal themed pick-up line?

Do you like whales? Because I was thinking that we could ‘humpback’ at mine

What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

Double denim

Describe your fashion in three words

Basic white girls

Lola, Thea and Francesca (Sponsorship)

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What does this years charity mean to you?

DASH continue to provide specialist skills and resources to meet the snowballing requirement for those facing the fear of homelessness. It’s an incredible cause and giving back as a student to the local community is a great honour.

Describe your style in three words:

Lola: Bohemian, feminine and simple

Thea: Chilled, comfy, gym-leggings

Francesca: Laxed, colourful and chic

What trend do you hope comes back?

Lola: Platform Sandals!

Thea: I love a jelly shoe

Francesca: Bring back the overalls

What’s the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever been given?

Lola: Look for twists on classics

Thea: The bigger the hoop…

Francesca: Be bold with colours and patterns

Hayley and Chloe (Fashion Coordinators)

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What excites you most about this year’s show?

Hayley: Abs…

Chloe: Procrastination in the form of looking at abs… And the brands we’ve got this year of course

What trend do you hope makes a comeback?

Hayley: Rara skirts

Chloe: Ponchos

What does this year’s charity mean to you?

Hayley: I feel so privileged to be giving back to the local community

Chloe: Giving disadvantaged people back a sense of independence is so valuable