Star power squared: one of them floated down the runway in floral silk and one of them stood behind it belting out the words “only love can hurt like this” with the emotion of one whose soul was being torn apart. And after the Burberry show was over, Paloma Faith and Cara Delevingne were just two regular girls in conversation.
My camera could hardly keep up with my desire to capture the many incredible moments at Serkan Cura’s couture show this morning. This is just one shot of many, and in it you can glimpse the impressively laced corset from Cura’s spring 2014 collection, as well as the laced, wedged heels that mirror it. You can find a gallery of all the looks from Serkan…
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Tony Ward’s spring 2014 couture show was one of the first to grace Paris today, with models swanning their way through the glided rooms of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. As with many couture bridal gowns, this one was reserved for the closing number; the model steadying herself with childlike grace as she stepped carefully through the doorway between one room and the next.
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I love this venue: the gilded opulence is overwhelming. In however many seasons I’m yet to tire of seeing shows there, like yesterday’s Rynshu Paris fashion week show which took place underneath the beautiful-to-excessive chandeliers and frescoed ceilings. The venue is a large ballroom inside The Westin Hotel, and Rynshu’s rock’n’roll collections frequent the spot.
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The Roberto Cavalli fall 2014 runway was an unconventional one. Models skirted around obstacles and through archways, strewn around the space like desert ruins. This shot was taken from my vantage point, the model wearing a typically Cavallian mix of embossed leather, printed silk, and studded accessories.
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Aside from her being such a fashion industry veteran, I took this shot of Vivienne Westwood at her Milan men’s show because she did the whole walk and bow, rather than just appearing briefly at one end of the runway like a fleeing apparition and then scurrying back behind the curtains as do so many designers. And years on, clutching a beautifully unruly bunch of…
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Prada’s fall 2014 runway was a huge, elevated square, with models atop of it and a brass section in the middle taking part in the most unusual and beautiful cacophony of sound. Models stopped at designated points around the square, giving the audience a better chance to take in Miuccia’s latest offerings. I happened to be sitting underneath one such stopping point, and took a…
A haze of smoke and blue-tinted lighting turned the layerings of carefully constructed outerwear at Baartmans and Siegel into cool silhouettes. The classic yet functional styles were perfectly matched by a modern-retro quiff and white button-down.
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They were perched on amplifiers in a concrete-floored warehouse space, but Jonathan Saunders’ autumn 2014 boys weren’t exactly the pinnacle of hard rock n roll. They were more an amalgam of 50s rockers and slicked-hair squares, dashing in slim cuts and bold prints as they were. The retro-infused colour palette took shape in graphic stripes, harlequin checks and patch work florals.
The danger of running around a fashion week with a DSLR and a trigger-happy firing finger is that you often end up with more photos than you can edit. I’m particularly guilty of this. A few months down the track I realise what an unmined photo repository my hard drive really is. This particular lot were some I took backstage at the spring 2014 Veronica…