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FORTIE LABEL

FORTIE LABEL

Fortie Label for Fashion Scout AW18, by Essie Buckman

Photography by me ©

Check out more of Fortie Label’s work: https://instagram.com/fortielabel

Check out more of Essie’s work: https://instagram.com/essiebuckman


Fortie Label by Essie Buckman, was a part of first ever fashion scout fashion week (AW18) that I attend and compared to many of the show I saw within those four days, this particular one was the most memorable. It wasn’t just a show the showcased stunning and unique clothing, that draws on inspiration from the “Forty thieves, thieves, an all-female London crime syndicate who were known for their activity during 19th to mid-20th century”. This inspiration is reflected through uses of traditional techniques in hand embroidery and hand painted prints within the clothing. What I love about the show is that it went beyond traditional catwalks expectations, she gave the models the opportunity to showcase their personality by having fun with the walk itself; she did this through music, people and props to create this fun, interactive party vibe. Something that I loved watching and capturing too.


Quotes from Fashion Network.


TOLU COKER

TOLU COKER

Tolu Coker Designs for Fashion Scout AW19, by Tolu Coker

Photography by me ©


Check out more of Tolu Coker Design’s work: http://www.tolucoker.com/


Check out more of Tolu’s work: https://instagram.com/tolucoker

Check out more of my work: https://www.instagram.com/mathuxphotos


Tolu Coker Designs by Tolu Coker, was a part of another fashion scout fashion week (AW19) that I attend and much like Fortie Label’s show, this was another that became memorable. Tolu was strongly influenced by “the politics of identity and social climates, Coker's designs are informed by her multi-disciplinary practice and merge artisan craftsmanship with innovative technology”; and with a vision which is less about selling products and more about connecting communities. This inspiration is reflected through working with models and creatives of African background, it is clear that she uses her brand and platform to bring more and more equally representation to the African community, especially within the fashion industry; her work and herself contributed towards a positive change of representation within the fashion industry. What I also love about this show is that it, like Fortie Label’s show it went beyond traditional catwalks expectations, she gave the models the opportunity to showcase their personality by having fun with the walk itself; whlist strongly representing her African culture, people within the show. Something that I loved watching and capturing too because of her authentic and genuine work and approach within the fashion industry.


Quotes from Show Studio.

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