On Monday, February 5, the 26th annual Fantasy Fashion event dazzled attendees with its theme of ‘Celestial Bodies’.
Sixteen meticulously crafted outfits, designed by students from across the Senior School, captivated the audience with their imaginative interpretations of the theme. From the Greek goddess Nyx to celestial constellations, Chang’e the Chinese moon goddess, and extraterrestrial beings from the third dimension, the evening showcased a stunning array of creativity.
We were delighted to be joined by an esteemed judging panel of industry leading designer, Stella McCartney, Head Designer of Meraki Clothing, Meenal Jethi and Dr Julie Brixey-Williams a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and a performer who uses her body and objects to make artworks in response to places. Prizes were on offer in 4 categories; Middle School Prize, Senior School Prize, Most Creative and Most Sustainable. After much deliberation the prizes were awarded to the following:
- Middle School Prize – ‘Starlight Elegance’, designed by Miraya, Maya and Nina.
- Senior School Prize – ‘Untitled Design’, designed by Zoe, Caterina and Helen.
- Most Creative – ‘The Swan of the Stars’, designed by Giorgietta, Maya and Lizzie.
- Most Sustainable – ‘Cosmic Stars’, designed by Reiley and Aglaya.
The four winning designs.
As is tradition, after the outfit parade, a charity auction commenced to raise funds for ‘Advance Myanmar’, an organisation dedicated to supporting the Karenni People—something deeply important here at NLCS. Originating from the efforts of Stephanie Lee, the founder of Fantasy Fashion and ONL, the charity KSDP was established in 1999. Tragically, Stephanie passed away in 2001, prompting her parents, Beryl and Steve, to take charge of the charity. Last year, they decided to redirect all proceeds to Advance Myanmar, ensuring Stephanie’s legacy lives on.
Under the adept guidance of Miss Aldcroft, the auction showcased an array of enticing prizes: from pet portraits to commissioned art pieces, theatre tickets, and even the coveted opportunity for tea with the Headmistress. Each item sold contributed to a very worthy cause.
Many thanks to Art Society, the Art Department and all the students and staff involved in contributing to this fantastic evening.