Edinburgh students are once again working hard to produce one of ‘Europe’s largest student run fashion shows’ which has been hailed as ‘one of the biggest events in the social calendar’ by The List.

The Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show has become part of the Edinburgh calendar and the huge dedication of Edinburgh’s students and local businesses is what makes ECFS the huge success that it is. It has raised an impressive quarter of a million pounds in the ten years since it began and last year  donated £37,500 to Poppy Scotland, Marie Curie and SamH, adding to the £100,000 raised in the previous two years. This year the Edinburgh University Fashion Show has chosen to support Break Through Breast Cancer.

The event will be taking place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of March 2001 at the Mansfield Traquair. With specially designed cocktails from some of Capital’s hottest bars, the Friday evening will invite over 500 Edinburgh students to attend. The Saturday night will be a black tie evening with a three course meal, an art exhibition, goodie bags and an auction which has previous featured pieces such as Hugh Laurie’s cane and Sting’s guitar.

Photo courtesy of Paris Akrill

Sponsored by Citylets, ECFS has always displayed the works of top designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gailtier, Jaeger and Issa. ECFS 2011 will be show casing up and coming designers alongside established high fashion brands such as Pringle.  This year’s chairwoman, Laura Christine, is committed to the concept of ‘[d]evolution’.

The opening night show will then followed off by a live performance from the Young Fathers. Pringle, Pinko, James Faulkner, All Saints will all be showcasing their designs as well as more.

Visit the website at www.edinburghcharityfashionshow.com for more information

Main photo :- Ed Fraser


  1. I attended the show and can honestly say I was impressed by the organisation of the event – having been at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks it was up there. Some of the collections could have done with some knowledge of trend analysis and forecasting (distinctly 2 or 3 seasons old influences) however a great effort all round.

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