This year I was invited to show my collection at Manchester fashion week. My friends from Vauhaus came to the show with me and also co-hosted the after show party at Twenty twenty two in the northern quarter.
Toria, Amber, Stef and me.
Jen, Jsky and Hazel.
Hair stylists and Hazel.
Lou and Lindsay.
Amber and Anthony Horsebird.
I also had a static exhibition with some of my favourite pieces.
Images by Natalie Rose Wilde.
There was also an after-after party at my house, but there are no photos.
The latex swing skirt is one of the most wearable items from the Eustratia SS 14 collection and I wanted to incorporate it into a more casual daytime outfit as an example.
The outfits I’ve featured on here have been predominantly black so I chose the translucent pink skirt, firstly to add a bit of colour and secondly because I love the way you can see the legs silhouetted beneath it.
I’ve always loved combining textures and I think faux fur/feathers look great with latex or patent leather.
Unfortunately by the time I got round to photographing the outfit it had started to rain so you will have to excuse my hair.
Faux fur gillet: Bird’s Yard
Latex skirt: Eustratia
Platform brogues: Rock & Candy
Bag: Vivienne Westwood
Body Jewellery: bodyjewelrypiercing
Photography by Richard Ayres
This week I’m thinking about clouds, real and fake and how best to incorporate them into my upcoming shoots.
I’m also working on my winter collection and wishing I was better at digital art and that I owned a blue bunny.
In February I opened my showroom to the public for the first time and hosted the first Eustratia Open House Day. The event was co-hosted by my friends from Vauhaus and attended by many lovely models I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last few years. I enjoyed setting up the showroom and showcasing my work in an environment that complemented it. It was also great to interact with people, show them the garments in person and talk about the details and shapes, something that isn’t really possible when, like me, you sell mostly online.
Aside from talking about clothes, we also drank champagne, posed for photos and finished of the day with the models having a pillow fight in the bedroom.
Cole Black from LatexGirlsHD put together an amazing video capturing the highlights and atmosphere of the day.
Thanks to my awesome models: Amber Dennett Hazel Whittle Vivi Sterling Nina Terror Laura Powell Jo Juiceboxx Naomi Rose Pedersen Mai Walker Georgina Ainscow Loren Faether Charlotte Anne MacGregor Zoe Harlotti Collinson
and team Toria Brightside Natalie Rose Wilde Richard Ayres.
Documentary photography by Natalie Rose Wilde.
Photobooth images by Toria Brightside.
On the 10th of May, we are hosting the a workshop at Eustratia house, featuring Vauhaus model Vivi sterling, you can read the details here.
This season, I was delighted to be invited to showcase my collection at Manchester fashion week.
I was part of the “We are Manchester” showcase on the Saturday and presented my spring/summer collection, which can be viewed here.
My friends from Vauhaus came to help out and also co-hosted the aftershow party, which I will write about in my next post.
Amber paired the mirror leggings and crop top with her horsebird varsity for a cool day time look while flyering and helping dress the models.
Jen and Hazel, my personally selected models, ready for the show!
Backstage shots by Natalie Rose Wilde.
The flower playsuit is one of my favourite pieces in the range and features over 100 hand-made flowers. Special thanks to my intern, Lindsay for helping me make them.
The models were provided by PHA models.
Catwalk photos by the official MCRFW photographer.
I walked on at the end to take my bow, something that was a first for me as most of my shows don’t take this format.
For information or to shop the collection, please head to the online store.