By Press Office 05 March 2020

To celebrate and promote diversity, inclusion and a healthy body image, Queen Margaret University Students’ Union (QMU SU) hosted a Feel Good Fashion Show on Tuesday 3 March.

QMU SU President Chiara Menozzi said she was delighted to see more than 70 QMU staff members, students and groups hit the catwalk wearing the outfits that make them feel the most confident, comfortable, strong or just good.

“From Queen Margaret University’s (QMU) Principal Sir Paul Grice in a ringmaster outfit to sports teams and societies and even a few members of the East Lothian community, the night was a real festival of diversity and inclusion,” Ms Menozzi said.

“This is the first time QMU SU has done something like this. It came about because our Officers’ Committee feels that promoting a healthy body image is really important and the committee members wanted it to be a key focus during their year in office.

“We did everything possible to make sure the Fashion Show was as accessible and untraditional as possible because we wanted to challenge the traditional stereotype of models and society’s beauty standards.

“We wanted to celebrate the diversity of the real people – all with different backgrounds, abilities, nationalities and orientations – who study, live or work on our campus. We wanted to show each other what it means to feel good, whatever that looks like,” Ms Menozzi said.

“It was great to see so many people come out to support this event, which was made all the more entertaining with performances from QMU’s Musical Theatre Society and Sapphires Cheerleading squad.

“As well as being a great night for an important cause, we also managed to raise £150 for BEAT, Edinburgh Nightline and Shelter charities too.

“I would like to thank Santander Universities UK and everyone who contributed to the event, especially those brave enough to get up and strut their stuff on the catwalk,” Ms Menozzi said.

QMU SU’s Feel Good Fashion Show was made possible by support from Santander Universities UK as part of its commitment to encouraging diversity and inclusion on campus. The support for this event is part of an extensive package of philanthropic funding Queen Margaret University receives through its partnership with Santander Universities UK.

Notes to Editor

For further media enquiries, please contact Amy McGregor-Dainton (Interim Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on amcgregor-dainton@qmu.ac.uk 

Search News

Date Filter
Tag Filter
Search Tags...