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Meet the models: St Chad’s Charity Fashion Show

Just when we thought fashion show season was over

In only the third year of the St Chad's Charity Fashion Show it is aiming to raise over £6000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society: North Durham Group. The group relies entirely on donations and only raises around £4000 a year.

The theme for the show this year is Shatter, with a focus on breaking many of the fashion stereotypes that students feel pressured to conform to by putting models in clothes by award-winning contemporary designers including brands such as AWAYTOMARS, Pangea, and Dêmos.

Under the direction of President, Lauren Sturges, and Vice President, Callum Nicol, all set in the beautiful St Chad's Cassidy Quad, this year's show promises to be one of the best college fashion shows of this academic year. Not to mention the fantastic models, hear more about eight of them below.

Photography by Gregor Petrikovič (

Saoirse, Third Year, History

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Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

Saoirse translates to freedom. Which means my name is Freedom Freeman (thanks parents)

What was the last song you listened to?

I Need a Forest Fire – James Blake + Bon Iver

Tom, Third Year, Economics

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If you were a cheese, what would you be and why?

Gran Padano: cheap, hard, Italian

What are you most looking forward to about the show?

Bright lights and fast cars

Alice, First Year, English

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Best chat-up line?

You must be an overdue library book, because I checked you out, and you have fine written all over you.

Snog, Marry, Avoid : Models and Exec?

Snog: Lara Whitmore, Marry: Adam Hargreaves, Avoid: Wilf Goodhart.

David, Third Year, Politics and Philosophy

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If you could fly anywhere, where would you go?

Papua New Guinea – heard they still eat people there, pretty rad

First choice karaoke song?

Love Today by Mika

Astrid, Second Year, History, Politics and Geography

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Last song you listened to?

High Hopes by Pink Floyd

Fun fact about yourself?

My parents were married by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, from Ben & Jerry's fame. There was an ice cream wedding cake. I still have a hat at home that Ben gave me as a child.

Matt, Second Year, Spanish and Italian

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What does 'Shatter' mean to you?

Breaking stereotypes and stigmas that surround not only MS, but other disabilities in order to improve the quality of life for all involved.

What are you looking forward to most about the show

The end, because then it's the real event – my birthday.

Sasha, First Year, NatSci

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If you were a cheese, what would you be and why?

A Babybel because I'm fun-sized

Fun fact about yourself?

For the first hour of my life my parents thought I was a boy.

Will, First Year, Classics

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Strange talent?

I don't smell at all.

Best chat up line?

You're alright…aren't you?

If you would like to donate, proceeds from St Chad's JustGiving will be going straight to their charity: