Although the show is three months away, FS has the town chatting in the wake of the VIP table ballot opening this past midnight. Groups of ten now have the chance to throw their names into a notoriously oversubscribed hat. Successful applicants will mob Lower College Lawn on Saturday 17 February 2018, prepared to witness the twenty-sixth iteration of the largest student fashion show in the United Kingdom.
Despite a shaky production last year, the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show has had no trouble drumming up hype for FS2018. Partially thanks to an excellent launch event, partially thanks to a decades-old reputation, the show has sent thousands of students scrambling to assemble tables. A coveted VIP ticket equips guests with copious amounts of champagne, access to the VIP area and prime catwalk-side real estate, and a VIP goodie bag (which Fendi graciously provided for FS2017).
Unsuccessful VIP applicants will have the opportunity to enter the Standard table ballot, opening at midnight on Monday 27 November. Regardless of tier, any FS ticket – from VIP to Afterparty – becomes gold dust in the weeks leading up to the show. It’s the biggest spectacle of the school year, and everyone is clamouring to be a part of it.