Student Samra Mayanja, a dedicated supporter of the charity Russ Foundation, is flying to India to get involved at Christmas. Russ is a non-profit Indian organisation set up in 1992. The charity focuses on sectors such as women and children’s health and education. To raise money for this fantastic cause, Samra organised a fashion show to raise its’ awareness and to showcase talents of all sorts. With a combination of hard work, group effort and lack of sleep, Samra managed to pull off one hell of show!
Strutting down the catwalk were gorgeous models, bands and belly dancers. We caught up with Samra to find out more…
When did the idea of organising a fashion show pop into your mind?
Having been to fashion week season in, and season out, the idea was there from the start! I’ve always been interested in organising one.
How did you stay on top of it all… what’s your secret?
Communicating constantly with my crew, hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers… Lack of sleep was vital if I was going to pull it off.
Where did the amazing garments originate from?
I wanted to stress the importance of giving a platform to local designers and that’s what led me to source clothes from designers from different colleges in Essex. I’m trying to find a way to create a platform for various types of creatives and academics to fuse ideas together, and collectively showcase something innovative.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
McDonald’s banana milkshakes – hands down
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Having a double who could run around doing my daily errands for me
Finally, What is the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
The tremendous light show at Wilderness Festival!
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