Passionate Fashion Designer/Bartender/Adventurer & Backpacker
The theme of everything going wrong continued in style this week while we were finishing the manufacturing of the collection! Alongside finishing that, we also had to prepare for the final industry presentation. Finishing my outfit was problem after problem that needed fixing. Among other things, the waistband of my trousers was slightly off and needed fixing, and the lining for the overcoat turned out to be too small and needed some creative adjustments to make it fit. It took a lot of hours in the studio and very few hours of sleep, but by some miracle the team managed to submit the collection on time!
Handing in the collection didn’t mean we were finished with work though. Thursday and Friday nights were spent finishing the illustrations for the garments, and beginning to prepare for the presentation and portfolio hand-in next week.
On Saturday we had the photoshoot for the collection. We shot it in two car parks in Nottingham. Adrian and the models were amazing, and portrayed our concept perfectly. We tried to stray away from the standard shots and poses in lookbooks and do something more unconventional . Jamal was incredible at this as he is a movement artist and created fluid and innovative shots, helped by Adrian the photographer who is amazing. Directing this photoshoot was the bigger pleasure of all the project so far. I can't wait for photographies I know they are going to be amazing.
THANKS TO TEAM CHENLA- Models- Dan, Will, Jamal, Andy and Adam you were amazing. And of course photographer Adrian. More photos and updates you can always find at our @chenla.man instagram account.