Introducing the Walk On Fashion Show Exec 2020

The show will raise money for Student Minds


Walk On Charity Fashion Show is back, and it's set to be bigger and better than ever before.

This year's show, themed "20/20 Vision", will raise money for Student Minds, a charity working in UK universities to promote positive mental health for students. They do this by delivering student-led peer support interventions, as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns.

With model auditions around the corner, it's time to meet the brains behind the operation, and meet the 2020 Walk On Exec…

Marina Vestbirk, President, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Describe your style in 3 words?

Always comfort first

If you could have five famous people at a dinner party who would you pick?

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Alderton, Ryan Reynolds and Harry Styles

What makes Walk On different to any other Durham fashion show?

The intercollegiate element makes it more accessible to all Durham students especially for those who might find being part of DUCFS more daunting. It’s such a great opportunity to celebrate student creativity and make new friends without the boundaries of the colleges.

Emily Mason, Logistics Vice President, 3rd Year Hild Bede

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Describe your style in 3 words?

Sports kit always

What's the best thing about Walk On?

Supporting such an amazing cause!

Favourite scouting location?

Level 3 Billy B duh

Emma Tucker, Creative Vice President, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Who is your fashion icon?

Kate Moss or Katie Holmes

If you could have 5 famous people at a dinner party, who would you pick?

Graham Norton, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Helena Bonham Carter and Michael Caine

Favourite model scouting location?

Goes without saying – Level 3 Billy B!

Hélène d'Orléans, Creative Director, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Who is your style icon?

Parisian girls, I just love their elegance.

What advice would you give to someone auditioning for Walk On?

Be smiley and friendly, show you’re enthusiastic about Walk On and the charities it’s supporting.

What can people expect from the show?

The audience this year should expect creative walks, unique performances and a crazy atmosphere.

Will Jameson, Treasurer, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Who is your style icon?

Roger Moore

If you could have 5 famous people at a dinner party, who would you pick?

The Queen, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Margot Robbie and Barack Obama

What does this year's charity mean to you?

Mental health is an incredibly important topic that affects us all and so it’s fantastic that this year we are supporting Student Minds. This charity does brilliant work to empower students to look after their mental health and help others when they are struggling. Students Minds’ innovative and passionate attitude to mental health means that students can seek support and continue to flourish in higher education. It is a very worthy cause that can change lives.

Tash Dell, PR & Marketing Director, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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If you could have 5 famous people at a dinner party, who would you pick?

James Corden, Kanye West, Timothee Chalamet, Queeny, Eliza Batten

What’s your catwalk song?

Truth Hurts by Lizzo

What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

Low rise jeans / anything Girls Aloud wore

Maddie Cooper, Sponsorship Co-Director, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Describe your style in 3 words

40 year-old mum

Relationship status?

Single

What excites you most about this year’s show?

The underwear section.

Beth Mortimer, Sponsorship Co-Director, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Describe your style in 3 words

"In a hurry"

What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

Black puffer and flares are a crime. Although I am a repeat offender.

Favourite model scouting location?

Defo not on a night out, can’t trust the beer goggles

Millie Shee, Charity Director, 2nd Year Hatfield

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Describe your style in 3 words

My housemates’ wardrobes

Why did you select this charity?

I selected Student Minds because with roughly a third of students today expressing psychological distress, mental health has never been so topical. Student Minds specifically aims to help those of student age, and could potentially play a role in helping you or your peers.

Favourite model scouting location?

MC boys' changing rooms

Gabby Newton, Venue Director, 2nd Year Van Mildert

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Describe your style in 3 words

More than flares

Most embarrassing moment at Durham?

Getting busted out of the loos of Players, Revs and Lloyds by the bouncers after lights up, having fallen asleep there

What fashion trend do you hope makes a come back?

Whale tails

Tom Whitehead, Music Director, 2nd Year Hild Bede

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Describe your music taste in 3 words

Sweaty warehouse vibes

Best chat-up line?

"I put the STD in stud, and all I need is u"

What’s your catwalk song?

Horny by Mousse T and Hot n Juicy

Em Davies, Events Coordinator, 3rd Year Hatfield

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What does this year's charity mean to you?

Student minds is a wonderful charity that helps to empower students and members of university communities. It’s great that a student-led fashion show can help fundraise for a mental health charity that helps all students across the UK.

What is Durham’s worst fashion trend?

Palatinate Blazer

What excites you most about this year’s show?

Half naked boys- now that will be a "Vision" !!

Anna Fennell, Graphic Designer, 3rd Year Aidan's

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Who is your style icon?

Avril Lavigne

What kickstarted your interest in graphic design?

I was in an Economics lecture and started doodling on photos of friends and realised I could start making posters

Most embarrassing moment at Durham?

In first year, I passed out on someone I had just met in Spags (I live with her now so it’s all good)

Donations can be made to Student Minds via the Walk On Justgiving page.

Model and compere auditions for the show will be held this weekend, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December. Head to Room 113 in the Teaching and Learning Centre on Saturday between 11am and 3pm, and on Sunday between 12pm and 3pm to get involved.