This year I had the pleasure of being invited to show my collection at LFW. I only found out that I got through a week or so before the event so I decided to do the Avalonia show, featuring the Opulence and Chimera collections, just in a slightly different format that at the Alternative and burlesque fair.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to dress the stage this time, and with the limited rehearsal time is was lucky that I re-wrote the choreography to go with a different shaped stage on the journey down.
The dressing room was crowded with models and collections but the other teams were helpful and we found space to put our stuff and even electricity to do some simple hair. Kudos to my amazing MUAs, Laura Wilson and Tabitha Adams, for managing to do make up in the abysmal lighting conditions!
I was pleased with the show in general and received a lot of positive feedback.
Show pics by Daffyd Owen
Models as they appear in the photos: Asphazia, Helene Atsuko, Kerry Wheeler, Whiplash, Sapphire Black, Anna Swiczeniuk , Harlotte Wolderland, Ruby True, Vex Ashley, Boo Elizabeth, Biomechanina, Mam’zelle Maz.
Last month was my year anniversary trading at the Heresy n Heelz Manchester Alternative and burlesque fair and I put on my first fashion show there.
It was a great experience and the crew were hands down the most helpful I’ve dealt with. They made every effort to ensure the stage was dressed to my specifications, went though the pre-show announcement word for word to make sure all the info was correct and lit the stage according to the sequence and characters which really added to the atmosphere.
The show featured outfits from the Chimera collection (collaboration with chainmail designer Richard Ayres) and the upcoming Opulence collection, due to be Launched next month.
I choreographed the show myself, giving each model a character and specific role to play. he dramatization included knights, royals, maids, druds, and priestesses and convery a story of myth and magic based on Arthurian myth and Avalon.
model: Becky Burton
model: Victoria Fairbrother
Model: Vex Ashley
Models: Victoria Fairbrother, Vex Ashley and Sapphire Black
Finale. Images by Jennifer Byron
Image by Phoenix studio.
There is also an awesome video by Toria Brightside
Make up was provided by Laura Wilson and hair by Laura Kulik.
After the show we did a photoshoot with the girls outside the venue which will feature in a future post.