Glitter, lipstick, high heels and a whole lot of hairspray: these were the key ingredients for a fabulous night of fund-raising fashion at Surbiton High School. On the 17th February, girls swapped their school uniform for a range of dazzling dresses, many of which had been designed and made by their fellow students, all in aid of Full Circle Fund. With the lights dimmed, the music pounding and the creativity flowing, it was difficult not to be impressed by the girls strutting their stuff on the catwalk. Forget London Fashion Week – Surbiton's where the real talent is at!
This year's theme was 'love', and the night saw the much-anticipated return of the annual school House fashion competition. Members of each House produced spectacular, colourful routines in a bid to be crowned fashion champs. The contest was fierce. Girls were judged on their choreography, colour and use of recycled materials, amidst deafening support from the audience. The originality of the designs revealed the talent of the Houses; telephone directories were fashioned into pleated skirts, bottle tops made excellent substitutes for rubies and emeralds, and the addition of sweet wrappers shaped dress designs Chanel could only dream of!
Entertainment was also provided by stunning ballet performances from students, fashion routines showcasing local clothes stores and brands, as well as an exclusive gymnastic display from members of the Britain's Got Talent champion group Spelbound! Excitement peaked at the announcement of the House competition winners, and the night ended on a fantastic high.
All proceeds from the night went to Full Circle, and we're thrilled to announce that over £3000 was raised – a staggering amount! Thank you to all those who dug deep in support, as well as to Surbiton High School for organising and hosting the night. Their efforts and energies towards putting on the show were absolutely wonderful. The night was a valuable opportunity to raise support and awareness of our cause, and we remain enormously grateful!