Thursday, 20 March 2014


As the days of my rein as Vice Chair dwindle away we had a last hoorah with the Fashion Society, taking 80 students to capital of cool, Berlin.

We committee members had put months of planning in to organising this trip, from the tedious risk assessments to organising marketing and promotion, competitions and giveaways and the all-important itinerary.

The 22-hour coach journey (each way!) could have been horrific but with everyone in great spirits, armed with their Fashion Society-branded party bags and a plethora of DVDs the hours melted away.

Once in Berlin we took the group on a day of culture in the form of a walking tour around the main sights from the sobering Holocaust memorial and the infamous Berlin wall to the Reichstag building with unparalleled views of the city.

The highlights of the trip included the brilliant Photoautomats that litter the city, the apothecary-style Absinthe bar, stumbling across a pro-feminism protest and, of course, the wonderful people.

It will be a sad occasion when we have to hand over to next year’s committee in April but… we’ll always have Berlin.

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