Third week into College was our first shoot. As I have mentioned in previous blogs it was to be a piece on 1920s ‘The Gatsby Look’ that is very big in the fashion world for 2012.
These are my finished photos.
Kimono – I borrowed from a brilliant shop www.preciousatwhalley.com if you ever get the chance you have to visit. It is like an Aladdin’s cave. It is owned by Marianne and she just has the best eye for fashion and accessories……….I LOVE IT. I buy an awful lot from her and I get sooooo many comments. I have even had people buying accessories from me that I have been wearing…MAD!!!!
The Kimono was because of the texture (velvet), the design which looks like Art Deco (from the 20’s). Also they wore a lot of head pieces and I wanted this to be striking…….. so voila!!
I absolutely adore Alexander McQueen and his McQ range was beautiful well cut, great tailoring and especially the men they looked exquisite – a lot of tartan and tweed.
There is ‘NEWGEN’ sponsored by TOPSHOP that showcases new up and coming designers. I loved one particular dress from David Koma it has a 1960’s space age feel to it.
Over all though it was Bora Aksu because of his girly look with a twist. His tights are amazing and the colours teamed with frills and bow ties. Well I have completely fallen in love, fashion is personal opinion and I think this guy is a genius.
Meadham Kirchoff – Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchoff, I thought there collections where brilliant. I could see elements and I really mean elements of this in River Island, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Next. It is very very very OTT but then that is what fashion is on the Catwalk. It looked to me as though it had been inspired by the two ugly sisters in Cinderella…….Ha ha. Have a look and you will know what I mean, but I absolutely adore it.
Overall though, you and I as the consumer/shopper are not ready for Autumn/Winter 2012. The summer stuff is just coming in and we are booking our holidays…YEH!!!!!