Paris Fashion Week is over for another year, with dozens of designers showing off their latest pieces for spring/summer 2016 and countless stand out moments from the catwalk.
Last week I had the pleasure of leading hair and makeup for a special project. London Pacific Fashion Collective. LPFC is a company set up by Ana Lavekau. Ana features and managers 5 top emerging fashion designers from the South Pacific in London. With designs from New Zealand to Fiji and Ana’s very own label Reload Tribal LPFC brings you a wide range of clothing styles from steampunk fashion, blanket dresses to tribal swimwear.
Ana teamed up with myself, head of photography Ioana Mitroi and luscious models from across the UK to bring you a selection of studio fashion images promoting the LPFC designs in time for their show at London Fashion Week this season with Fashions Finest. I also brought in my friend and fellow MUA from LA, Dinah Raphaelle.
Makeup and hair needed to fit in with the style of the designs without being overpowering as the main focus of the shoot was to promote the designers unique styles.
Each makeup look was different, but simple. Fresh clean flawless skin, a popping eye or lip which I adapted throughout the day depending on the designs. I kept the hair similar on all girls with a loose bouncy curl/wave and the boys looked neatly groomed.
LPFC can be seen at this years London Fashion Week with Fashions Finest on 19th September for a solo show teaser and full collections on 20th September.
Director: Ana Lavekau
Photographer: Ioana Mitroi
Hair and makeup: Nikki Tipping & Dinah Raphaelle
Female models: Takeinivula Jewel, Angelina Kali, Ioana Rischitor, Ngawai Kristina Rose Ward.
Male models: Markus Roberts-Clarke, John Alexander and Alex La.
The Design House, is a hub of Irish fashion and design, offering cutting edge fashion, jewellery, bridal, vintage and a variety of crafts. Housed in a fabulous Georgian building, a space where over 50 Irish designers, 60 craft designers and 16 artists live out their creative dreams.
The concept of the Design House is to bring together designers, craftspeople and artists, in a space where they can create, meet with prospective clients and retail their products to a wide range of customers.
Having just celebrated the success of their summer 2015 Fashion Show in partnership with The Mater Foundation (official charity for the Mater Hospital –Dublin)
The show offered attendees a peek into this seasons latest limited edition looks ranging from daywear, accessories, occasion wear and bridal.
Here are some of the highlights from the show
Wedding dress by Evelyn Campbell
Evelyn Campbell started her design career with her Street wear fashion labels, Rich Clothing Company, Pump, and Bodyline. Her focus now has shifted towards bridal and special occasion wear creating unique and individualized garments for the lady that walks by her own tune.
Dress by Golden Stitch
Ginan Abbas, originally from Iraq, has lived in Ireland for 14 years. Her designs are inspired by nature and beautiful fabrics. Ginan wants women to feel beautiful, because she feels that, ‘There is so much pressure on women to conform to the perfect body shape’. She wants them to celebrate their body shape by designing pieces that fits them rather than the other way around. ‘I create unique and unusual pieces that will stand out from the norm but which fit the wearer perfectly.’
Dress by B Fashion Design and Hat by Mark Garvie Millinery
B fashion Design is a fashion design label by Bébhinn Flood. Bébhinn graduated from the Limerick Institute of Technology with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design in 2004. After qualifying, Bébhinn gained experience of couture fashion, working with noted designers such as John Rocha, Joanne Hayes and Carol Smith. Subsequent to that Bébhinn worked in the mass market side of the trade as a designer at Max Pierre. Her designs can be described as modern vintage chic, integrating classic craft techniques with modern fabrics to create unique modern pieces that are fun, wearable, practical, quirky and unique yet still graceful, elegant and definitively feminine.
Mark Garvie Millinery, having trained as a bespoke milliner in the UK and Ireland after leaving the world of floristry where he was an international award winning floral designer. His designs are inspired his floral designs, architecture, art, sculpture and nature.
Kimonos by Kimono Queen, yellow gown by The Golden Stitch, and colourful gown by B Fashion Design
Bags from The Designer Exchange and tights from Tights Department
Find out more about these new Rising stars and the Design house @ www.designhouse.ie
Images courtesy of The Design House
The Clothes Show, where the line up of brands, boutiques, celebrities and inspirational stage features are more glittering than ever before.
The Costume Institute Gala held at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the biggest nights in the fashion calendar.