A city street will be transformed into a spring catwalk as part of the Winckley Weekend.
Students will hold a “fashion jumble” on Preston’s Guildhall Street, showcasing clothes from different eras and items donated from local charity shops.
Organisers hope the “eclectic” event will draw in the crowds at the bank holiday celebration, which aims to recapture the flavour of Preston Guild 2012.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) lecturer Nicola Palmer said: “The setting is going to be floral and spring-like.
“We are working with a florist who is going to do some decor for us, and we are going to have candy floss and try to create a vibe for young people.
“It’s a fashion show which isn’t specific to trends now - it’s more about putting on a show experience and we will nod to some key trends in a styling sense.
“There’s going to be 10 models per show, and we are hoping to do three to four shows per day.”
Nicola, who is a lecturer on the fashion promotion course, said: “It’s a very rewarding thing for the students to get involved in.
“We have courses that encourage lots of work placements and opportunities with businesses, and for the students to experience something like this is great and also on our own turf in Preston.”
She added: “We’ve got a big marquee and we’ve got an acoustic singer lined up.”
The show, taking place on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3, has received contributions from charities including St Catherine’s Hospice, the YMCA, PDSA, and also from Preston’s Retro Rehab.