Backstage at PCA Fashion Show 2017 #BreakingThrough17
Last week, i was lucky enough to take part in the Plymouth College of Art Graduate Fashion Show. Having done the show before i was excited to be asked again to take part and model for the students at the college, helping them to show off their hard work from throughout the academic year over the 2 day event.
So much time and work goes into making these shows happen, the students plan, design and organise everything from the lighting on the runway to the hair styles and make-up, all whilst finishing designs and coursework. So it's no wonder you spend most of your time backstage being pinned and stitched as they make sure their designs looks perfect.
The clothes were the same on both days, giving friends, families and VIP guests to see their work, this made my job as a model 10 times easier as you just had to remember to walk. We had a lot of other brilliant first and second year students to help us get ready backstage and style the garments how the designers had visualized so that they were able to watch their clothes on the catwalk.
Having been involved before, it was great to see students again that i'd modeled for the previous year and getting to wear their designs. There were so many amazing designs and i spent a lot of time backstage snapping away and begging students to let me and my friend Jon borrow their outfits for shoots.
From what I've seen of this course, the students get to full experiences the perks and pitfalls of being in the fashion industry, with some of the students designs being featured in Vogue and approached by professional designers for job opportunities. Plymouth College of Art really encourages the students from across all the courses to get involved and help each other, from photographers shooting collections to film students creating editorial films for the designers, creating the opportunity for collaboration and invaluable experience for their future careers within their chosen industry. Find out more about the show and our award winners here: http://bit.ly/2t27h9o