Forget London Fashion Week. Dunnikier Primary School was where it was at this week as pupils and parents strutted their stuff up and down the catwalk to raise money for the school. And where there’s fashion, catwalks and just general grooming, the team from Byron are sure to be nearby.
The entire team finished early on the day, happy to help out styling the adult models, who were mostly parents.
But they went much further and to the audience’s delight put on their own show-within-a-show; styling eight further models on stage.
‘It was fantastic to get involved with the school, which I did actually attend for while in the scarily distant past,’ says Ronnie Marshall, owner of Byron Hairdressing. ‘Our community is important to every member of the Byron team and we believe strongly in giving back so we were delighted when the school asked us to get involved in its fashion show.’
The focus of the show, which featured recycled clothes made by the children to support their eco flag application, and more accessible fashions from New Look in the high street, was on blending high fashion with sustainability. The catwalk adult models were given a distinctly Brigitte Bardot look with height on the crown and loose texture through the lengths by Byron, while the children were given a variety of looks courtesy of the hairdressing students from Adam Smith College. The college’s beauty students also helped out by doing the make up.
In contrast, the four female and four male hair models in the Byron hair show sported an even more vintage look.
‘We based the women’s styles on the ponytail, showing different textures and shapes, so the audience could see its huge versatility. While with men we went for strong barber shapes with more length on top, reminiscent of the glamorous 50s,’ adds Ronnie.
All the money raised in ticket sales will go towards buying extras for the school. To see pics of the night check out our photos on our Facebook page.