Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show 2014

Preview by Helen Schwittay | 13 Mar 2014

On Saturday 15th March, the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show will return for its annual showcase, this time celebrating its 10th year. ECFS 2014 will be hosted by (the institution that is) the National Museum of Scotland and will be going back to basics and returning to the show’s roots with the theme ‘This is Edinburgh.’ It plans to capture the essence of the city; the history, its unmistakable skyline and ever-changing weather, and will contain looks that incorporate a subtle amount of tartan, cashmere and sheepskin within them.

There will be an eclectric mix of new designers and established labels showing garments at the event - the line-up will include ECA graduate and current Royal College of Art masters student Morwenna Darwell, who has interned for the likes of Erdem, as well as Melissa Thwaites, also an ECA graduate, who has worked at design powerhouse Stella Macartney. Brand favourites such as French Connection, Joseph, Walker Slater and 21st Century Kilts will also be showing their latest collections.  

Priding itself as the most successful non-profit, student-run charity fashion show in Europe, in its ten-year history ECFS is proud to have raised over a quarter of a million pounds for charities that include Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Poppyscotland and Marie Curie. Having raised a remarkable £10,000 for Cancer Support Scotland and The Sandpiper Trust in 2013, this year ECFS have increased their target, aiming to raise £20,000 for this year's chosen charity, Water Aid.

Proud to be supporting an organisation that works throughout Africa, Asia and parts of Central America, Water Aid mainly works in conjunction with local partners to deliver crucial services and sanitation to communities effected by the ever-growing water crisis. To help this worthy cause, the ECFS committee would like to invite you to a night of fashion that’s not to be missed. With tickets starting at £15, it’s time to rock that tartan!

Book tickets here

Saturday, 15 March 2014 from 20:00 to 23:30, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF