On January 29, the University of York's Central Hall will be hosting a charity fashion show featuring the designs of young people from a number of regional colleges and universities. The Northern Youth Fashion Show, in aid of two refugee charities, will be attended by Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue and Artistic Director of Conde Nast. The event has been has been organised by HARD Magazine, a fashion publication at the University of York, and will not only showcase the designs of students from universities across the region, but will also raise vital funds to support refugees.
BAFTA-winning film director Adam Curtis is collaborating with the students creative directors to produce the show.
Proceeds from The Northern Youth Fashion Show will be split between the Xavier Project and Refugee Action York, which plays a pivotal role in integrating refugees in the local area. 'We wanted to host an event that would highlight the creative talent of students and support the community by fundraising for local charities', said Ellie Wintour, one of the event organisers, 'It's fantastic to have Anna and Katharine on board to help make it a success. We are pleased with the positive response we've had so far. It's going to be a night to remember.' The event is being sponsored by train company Grand Central.
We'll post more news and information in the lead up to this amazing event.
For further information about the event and tickets visit - http://www.yusu.org/whats-on/event/65950