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Stars Get Creative for Edinburgh Fashion Week Fundraiser in aid of Walk the Walk!

A collection of one-of-a-kind bras, that have been exclusively designed and signed by iconic Scots and fashion brands, will be stylishly showcased and auctioned to the highest bidder in a striking fundraising extravaganza.

A host of Scottish celebrities and designers will be uniting against breast cancer to collaborate on an exciting initiative at next month’s Edinburgh Fashion Week. A collection of one-of-a-kind bras, that have been exclusively designed and signed by iconic Scots and fashion brands, will be stylishly showcased and auctioned to the highest bidder in a striking fundraising extravaganza.

“It is a great honour that in the 20th year of Walking the Walk that we are the charity partner of Edinburgh Fashion Week. Being the organisers of The MoonWalk in Scotland, we are incredibly proud of not only what we have achieved but the support we receive from different sectors of the Scottish communities.

The fashion show and auction which Edinburgh Fashion Week is organising to raise funds for Walk the Walk, featuring these extraordinary designer bras, is a wonderful example of this collective energy with people from all different walks of life coming together to not only raise money but to raise awareness to help improve the lives of people living with cancer throughout Scotland.” Nina

The much anticipated fashion show, organised by Essential Edinburgh to raise funds for us will take place on The Mound from 6.30pm on Saturday 5th March. The six show stopping bras which will be under the spotlight (and hammer) include:

  • A Bay City Rollers bra that has been signed by the pop giants and exclusively created by Slanj Kilts.
  • A Lorraine Kelly bra that has been signed by the much loved TV presenter and exclusively created by premium lifestyle brand Barbour.
  • A Judy Murray bra that has been designed and signed by the Scottish tennis coach and created by talented bra designer and ‘MoonWalker’ Sara Mudhar.
  • A bespoke bra created by Mischke Lingerie, a brand that specialise in beautiful handcrafted lingerie and accessories.
  • A bra created by bespoke fashion designer Judy R Clark, the mastermind behind timeless designs with an innovative edge.
  • An eye-catching bra created by the award-winning contemporary designer Hayley Scanlan.

A selection of the bras will be unveiled in Jenners famous windows in Edinburgh from the 24th February, before being showcased by models at the fashion show. They will then be auctioned live on the night by Forth One DJ Mark Martin.

Check out some of the amazing bra creations; below:

The Bay City Rollers said: “Everybody knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer and we are delighted during Edinburgh Fashion Week to do our bit in raising awareness and hopefully our signed bra designed by Slanj will raise lots of money for Walk the Walk. We’ve had the odd bra or 2 being thrown on stage over the years so it’s great to throw one back for such a great cause”

Lorraine Kelly said: “ Two of my favourite things are fashion and raising awareness for breast cancer, so what a fantastic idea to combine Edinburgh Fashion Week and The MoonWalk Scotland by auctioning specially designed bras! I am thrilled that my fantastic bra has been designed by Barbour, so please bid what you can!”

Angela Brownless, Technical Manager, Barbour said:-
“It has been very exciting and a lot of fun for us to design a bra for Lorraine Kelly for the Walk the Walk Fashion Show during Edinburgh Fashion Week. Breast cancer touches the lives of so many people and is a cause very close to all of our hearts at Barbour. Four of our machinists in the factory volunteered to create this unique, one off bra which incorporates not only Barbour’s exclusive tartans but also picks up on the Kelly tartan colours to give it a bold and vibrant appearance. Teamed with the skirt, a clever combination of wax and tartan that uses Barbour’s iconic zips and pockets, it’s definitely a Swing Your Tartan look and we hope it raises a great deal of money for the charity.”

Tennis coach Judy Murray said: “It’s lovely to be able to support such a wonderful cause – and in such an unusual way. I’ve had a lot of fun designing this tennis-themed bra for auction at Edinburgh Fashion Week and hope that it will not only raise even more money for Walk the Walk and The MoonWalk, but also help increase awareness for breast cancer.”

Fashion show attendees are also in with a chance of winning a stunning Elizabeth Martin tweed jacket in medium (RRP £379) which has been kindly gifted by the classic Scottish designer. Additional prizes going under the hammer include an opportunity to attend Scottish Rugby’s Captain’s Run and meet players the day before the International and a Picnic Pavilion package for four (RRP £360) which has been donated by Musselburgh Racecourse for its Stobo Castle Ladies Day race event. The Racecourse will be an Edinburgh Fashion Week partner in 2016.

Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh – the company behind Edinburgh Fashion Week and EdinEvents commented: “We are really excited to be hosting a fashion show this year to raise money for Walk the Walk and are extremely grateful to the Scottish celebrities, designers and sports personalities who have given their time to get involved.

Walk the Walk is a fantastic charity to support and we are committed to raising funds for them through both the live auction and ticket sales. We are confident that the evening will be a real draw for fashion fans and be a huge success.”

The tickets for the exclusive fashion show and auction, cost £25 and all proceeds will go to Walk the Walk. To book tickets, visit Essential Edinburgh. If you can’t wait and fancy bidding on one of these exclusive bras, click here and bid now!

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