Sunday, 19 March 2017
Here is Patricia Yzenga and Ali Estrada's fashion editorial Narrative presentation - they the girls have focused on a truly aspirational selection of professionals for their wish list team.
Giving a choice of two photograoher and models from top london agencies this well conceived idea would be able to go live once availability of the team was confirmed and the magazines fashion editor had given a thumbs up.
© Alejanfra Estrada ( Spain ) & Patricia Yzenga ( Mexico City)
This photoshoot for Love Magazine shot at the Barbican 2 weeks ago, was conceived over a 10 week evening class on my CSM Art Direction for Fashion short course.
I was really pleased with the proactive approach of Patricia Ynzenga and Alejandra Estradaboth working under a very tight deadline and dependant on the test shoot team volunteering their time. Using their own styling talents the girls worked to an organised and creative format to create their fashion editorial narrative.
The girls sourced their team using the class facebook page ( art direction for fashion csm london) as well pulling together other contacts of theirs.
The aspirational wish list presentation the girls put together will be posted next here on fashiontent.
© Patricia Yzenga and Alejandra Estrada
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
In the world of Shamanism theo vii studio’s AW 2017 collection is a homage to a path that each Shaman takes on to grow in experiences and fortunate spirits. Such a retrospective of cross-dimensional travels has been bravely captured by the trio of designers, Miao Ho, Yu Ding and Tan Xue Yi, who fused textures, silhouettes, colours and energies in a high-class innovative manner. Tribal head-neck accessories, tassels, sequins and reflective beading techniques were spiritually uplifting jackets, multi-length dresses and tailoring to celebrate all the places a Shaman has ever travelled to.
Coupling that powerful spirit of exploration was a Freemasons Hall interior with models
fast-walking to ‘Freedom’, paying a tribute to another Shaman, his never-ending journey and all the talismans he has shared with us via music (and fashion moments)!
Copy and photos by Magdalena Pokorska pls credit
Monday, 20 February 2017
Presented by Fashion Scout - Freemasons’ Hall, February 19th London Fashion Week Day 3
The inspiration behind Carballosa’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection was clear to see. Described as “the relationship between the depth of the exotic underwater world and the limitless universe,” the theme was captured through the designer’s use of colour, movement, and embellishments, as well as the fabric textures and lustres.
Extravagantly embellished sleeves were featured throughout the collection, showcased brilliantly through Carballosa’s signature use of gossamer fabrics, which were also used to add extraordinary volume to the pieces, as well as to create both exaggerated asymmetrical, and classic feminine silhouettes.
Adding to the exotic underwater motif of the show, models took the catwalk in a very restful, noticeably slow pace. As well, models in specific garments were seen to hold their skirt trains out behind them, and lightly sway them as they walked in order to create extra movement and to accentuate the fluidity of the pieces.
Wet ocean tousled strands of hair lining the face, along with intricate one of a kind headpieces that looked to be inspired by coral and seaweed adorned each model and added a certain je ne sais quoi to compliment the entire collection.
With thanks to Cara Rutledge for copy and photos - pls credit
The location of the presentation was set up with a shrine made up of candles and flowers reflecting the name of the collection “Floral DNA”, the title of the collection was also shown through the music with lyrics of “I am a flower but also a human” sung over deep music. One of the models starts walking with a lost look and then into a dance as if she was possessed. Models follow acting in the same possessed way as the first.
The designer used a mixture of looks, for instance basic pieces such as jumpers and skirts embroidered with flower designs and frills were also used on shirts and trousers. Hannah Kim demostrated that in fashion, designers can mix different styles within one collection.
The presentation was very intense , this feeling is created through the use of strong colours, performance of the models and the choice of acid folk music.
Thank you to Alejandra Estrada for her copy and photography