Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Charity Fashion Show

Borlase Charity Fashion show raises money for Wycombe Mind

On Thursday 29th September, we hosted Borlase’s inaugural fashion show. Held in the Theatre, the event featured a runway show, showcasing many designs, as well as a vintage sale and bar serving soft drinks and food. Making use of sustainable, repurposed garments and fabrics, we presented a collection of work completed over the summer. Using a combination of unwanted deadstock fabric and donated second hand clothes purchased from local charity shops, our collections aimed to give a second life to fabrics which may otherwise have been discarded and forgotten. 

All of the proceeds from the event have gone to our chosen local charity - Wycombe Mind. A charity providing much needed mental health support to people in our area. Wycombe Mind believes that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They work hard to support anyone that needs their help and assistance in the Wycombe district; including High Wycombe, Marlow, and Princes Risborough. They offer peer support groups throughout the week as well as a number of activities from their centre and local venues. They are also involved directly with the community in the various outreach projects they run.  

The evening was a huge success, with a great reception to all of our designs, and huge demand in the vintage sale. 

Thank you to all who came and supported, 
Toby Casemore and Freya Rogers - Year 13