I have a incredibly high metabolism, I tend to crave fruit over chocolate, and my mother looks younger than me. All of this means that on a good day I look presentable, on great day I could be a model (or so I’ve been told). After lots of prodding I attended the models casting for Oxford Fashion Week and to my surprise I was invited to walk in three shows!!
Paris, London, New York and Milan are renowned for the luxurious labels and the A-listers adorning the front row, but Oxford Fashion Studio (OFS) have brought a whole new meaning to Fashion Week. From the classy launch party at House Bar to the Independent Collections and Concept & Couture show at Town Hall, every night is action packed.
The Bloggers Party gives local fashion lovers a chance to showcase their favourite designers, hosted by the Jam Factory, the Fashion Illustration Workshops allow budding artists to receive advice from a seasoned designer and the talk on Cultural Appropriation brings together a panel of industry experts to discuss the positives and negatives behind cultural appropriation.
Fashion Week is more than just dressing up and posing for a camera, by organising all of these events in some of the most beautiful and historical buildings in Oxford, OFS have added a touch of character and dollop of charm.
For the launch party I wore these Zara houndstooth culottes, an off-the-shoulder body from ASOS and my mustard caged heels, also Zara.
Such a surreal experience! I met some truly amazing people and felt so incredibly privileged to be part of such a versatile and innovative team.