Though it has only been on campus for a short time, Richmond’s Fashion Society has already made quite an impression on the student body. Last year, they successfully organized Richmond’s first ever fashion show, which raised over £300 for charity and cinched the award for Best Event of the Year at last semester’s Honours Night. Society founders/Co-Presidents Thimo Grantz and Gabrielle Hollenbeck, along with a talented team of volunteers, worked tirelessly to bring together local businesses, designers, and students. The society managed to transform the drab halls of main building into a full on high fashion experience for the eighty attendees. The show was sponsored by Richmond tea shop T2, and showcased looks from a number of budding young designers including Omniss, PointBlank.-, ArantxaPattern’s, Anna-Maria Couture Dresses, and Grantz’s own label, TG.
Last year, Richmond Fashion Society also created an Instagram account (@ruoncampus) that showcases the wonderful diversity of Richmond students through fashion. This year, they are continuing their pioneering streak by introducing Richmond’s very own fashion newscast. Hosted by second year Media Studies student Orianna Guzman, the monthly broadcast aims to update students on the latest trends and news surrounding Richmond and the London fashion community. “The fashion industry is a very fast and diverse industry where it is hard to keep up with everything happening. With our newscast we are trying to break down the flood of information and get the most important news over to everyone.”, Co-President Grantz says of the new project. This month’s broadcast recaps some of the iconic events from London Fashion Week 2017. Watch the latest episode on our YouTube channel, where they will be posted every month along with lots of other great content from the Richmond Free Press team!