Photographer Al Overdrive emailed me this morning to share this set of photos, taken about a year ago, backstage at the katzenjammer club, just after the fashion show.
It was the shortest Eustratia show ever, with the least amount of models, but there was certainly no lack of glamour.
Cici Von Crypt
And last but not least, myself. My years of modelling do come in handy when I’m a model short for a show!
I have always really liked the idea of latex in water and have often wondered why there aren’t that many good quality underwater images around featuring latex. We have all seen the fetish pool-party type ones but I had something completely different in mind.
I was excited to be contacted by Catherine Laura Smith an underwater fashion photographer who, after seeing my work at Bird’s yard, wanted to arrange a collaboration. She had used items from the shop for shoots in the past so I was aware of how ethereal and atmospheric her work was and knew the outcome would be exactly what I was hoping for.
The whole team involved was awesome! Credits:
Wardrobe Designer: Eustratia
Stockist: Birds Yard
MUA: Natalie Greenwell
Model: Zara Abagail Syrett
Hair: Ky’cut Wilson
Assistants: Daniele Fitzgerald & Debra Smith
Support Diver: James Windeatt
I’m really pleased with them and hope others enjoy looking at them too!
I recently launched the new Eustratia latex/chainmail fusion collection, Chimera. The collection was produced in collaboration with chainmail and metal jewellery designer, Richard Ayres. The name was chosen to reflect the combination of two, very different materials.
The theme of the collection revolves around medieval military and knights while still adhering to aspects of current silhouettes and trends.
Images and retouching: David Richardson
models: Victoria B, Biomechanina and Elle Beth
MUA: Mercedes and Sarah Jane Ellis
We also did a bit of a concept shoot before we got kicked off our chosen location!
Items from this collection are now available to purchase on the online store!
All chainmail components were hand made down to each individual link by my partner, Richard Ayres. He is also happy to take on orders for custom and bespoke items so feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or questions. His collection of metal jewellery and accessories will also be added to the online store very soon.
It was a bit of a rush to get the whole collection made and shot before I left for clothes show live and I ended up waiting to launch till I got back and was able to add items to the shop. I’m quite happy with the way everything turned out given the circumstance, special thanks to David for all his help and support!
Close up shots of the accessories coming soon, along with some more perspex.
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