Step-by-step: fashion show
Give supporters the chance to strut their funky stuff
down the catwalk in a fashion show. Not only do any Kate
Moss-wannabes get their five minutes in the limelight, but your
budding fashion designers can show off their talents
The beauty of a fashion show is you can tailor it to suit your
needs. Keep it simple by booking a company to run the show for you,
with clothes available to buy afterwards. However you do it, a
fashion show promises to be a great night out for everyone!
What you'll need
A reasonable-sized hall - book venues early. You will also need
some nearby rooms for models to get changed in and where hair and
make-up artists can work their magic.
Most importantly you'll need models! If using a fashion show
company, they can advise you on numbers required.
Sturdy staging blocks for your catwalk.
Seating for your audience.
PA system and music to accompany the models.
Costs and profits
Ask local hairdressing salons and beauticians whether they can
provide their services for free.
Sell tickets in advance, giving priority to families of your
Provide a bar as well as soft drinks. Remember, a licence is required if selling alcohol.
Source raffle prizes.
You'll need a small team before and after the event to help with
setting up and clearing away.
A few volunteers will be needed on the door to sell/check
tickets, and serve refreshments.
If running the event yourself, you'll need a willing compere and
someone else to look after backing music.
You'll need a few volunteers backstage helping models to get
changed. These people should have DBS checks in place if aiding
Someone selling raffle tickets.
Publicising the event
Publicise the event with posters on notice boards, in newletters
and via social media.
Order fashion show posters from the Charity Print Shop.
Fiona McRae, PTA treasurer of Roseburn Primary School in
Edinburgh shares her fashion show experience: 'It was
very easy to organise and extremely popular. 90 children applied to
take part, and we had to do a lucky dip in class to get it down to
50! A local dance group, KS Dance, perform before the show, whilst
the children were getting ready. We organised the children into
groups of six, and they walked down the catwalk in pairs. We
encouraged them to give it some attitude and swagger! The kids
loved getting all dressed up - it was a very popular event. For the
raffle we concentrated on getting a few high-quality prizes like
pamper days for mums and daughters. We only have 200 children in
the school, but the amount of parents that came was astounding and
we raised £723 profit on the night. It was a great fundraiser and
not much effort.'
For more information
The above is intended as guidance only. We
recommend that you contact the relevant organisations with specific
reference to insurance, legal, health and safety and child
protection requirements. Community Inspired Ltd cannot be held
responsible for any decisions or actions taken by an organisation,
based on the guidance provided.
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