It’s not unusual to have random events happening at the wonderful St Pancras International Station and Wednesday evening (23rd January 2013) was no exception!
A little after 6.30pm on the lower concourse there was something stirring. A crowd was gathering, a few cameras were out, no-one quite knew why, not even the Police.
Then it starts to unravel to blasts of “Ooh la la” from Goldfrapp. Despite the chilly evening a lone blonde commuter strips off her coat, discards her newspaper and struts towards the stairs in a skimpy, but beautiful little black dress.
St P’s lower concourse becomes a cat walk – a Fashion Flash Mob! As the song builds she tracks back and is gradually joined by four equally stunning ‘commuters’ as they gradually head upstairs to the glamour of The Grand Terrace:
Why, you may ask? Well, they are showcasing British-designed fashion as part of the official launch of the re-branded and re-vamped Natwest UK Fashion and Textiles Awards (being held at One Mayfair on 23rd May).
See the fab video created by Lisa Berwin via their twitter-posted video. Spot me if you can ;0)
As the models gathered to a growing crowd of guests and VIPs at the iconic Betjeman statue they sip as some wonderful English wines from the evening’s sponsor – newly established business Wine Pantry run by bubbly owner Julia Stafford.
A fun, glamorous and exciting evening – par for the course on a week night at St P!
Check out these cool people to follow:
@UKFTorg and @UKFTRise (http://www.ukft.org / #ukftawards) – The UK Fashion & Textile Association is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies.
@StPancrasInt (www.stpancras.com) – always some interesting news, pics and offers on this magnificent International Destination Station and cultural hub.
@WinePantry (www.winepantry.co.uk and situated on The Grand Terrace). Why not come and check out the fantastic range of wines, beers and even teas! All Made in England (and Wales)!
@LisaBerwin (lisaberwin.co.uk) specialist retail and fashion PR agency.
The event featured young designers Charlotte Taylor, The House of Nines, Orla Kiely, Tatty Devine and Ariella.
And more pics from me here.