Inspirational fashion show boosts British Heart Foundation

Students from Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Telford College cut a dash at the fashion show

A unique fashion show organised by students from Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Telford College has raised around £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland.

We couldn't have done it without the input of all of the amazingly talented students and lecturers of Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Telford College.

Ffyonna Scott, British Heart Foundation Scotland

Funds from the event which was held recently at the Jam House in Edinburgh will help the nation's heart charity fight Scotland's biggest killer, heart disease.

In the months leading up to the event, Heriot-Watt Textile and Design students were rummaging through the rails at BHF Scotland's charity shops in the capital to find men's and women's clothes and accessories that they then customised into unique designs. Edinburgh Telford College students provided the hair styling, make-up, music and photography for the evening.

In a unique twist, the catwalk show was accompanied by a narrated love story that culminated in a parade of wedding outfits.

Ffyonna Scott, Fundraising Volunteer Manager for the British Heart Foundation Scotland, said, "I am absolutely delighted with this amazing result. We couldn't have done it without the input of all of the amazingly talented students and lecturers of Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Telford College. They deserve a round of applause for their imagination, spirit, vision, hard work, determination, drive and sheer talent

"I know I am immensely proud of the skills displayed at the event and I will keep my eyes peeled for familiar names in Milan, Paris and London in the future and know that the campuses in Edinburgh and Galashiels helped put them on the map."