I was honoured to attend the private screening of Sapphires Model Management’s first short film, Flame, at the Horse Hospital – a fantastic short piece directed by Neely Reyes and Mark Minors. The co-owners of Sapphires Modelling Management created a powerful short feature featuring the beautiful Katrina (a regular performer at The Box) and actor, model and writer Jonnie Nash (supporting artiste credits on Mr Selfridge and Don’t Call the Midwife). The film has been accepted by the Austin International Short Film Festival, the Santa Monica Independent Film Festival and Viewster Online Film Fest. Sapphire Model Management’s clients include include ASOS, Topshop, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham and Urban Outfitters to name a few. Great job Forward PR!
‘Be the designer of your own destiny’ – Oscar de la Renta. Rest in peace to one of the greatest designers to ever grace the fashion industry. What an incredible legacy to leave behind. Born in the Dominican Republic he trained with the greats (Balenciaga, del Castillo), dressed the greats (Kennedy, SJP) and became a great. #RIP #OscardelaRenta tribute on Instagram.
Here is the second edition of my new look newsletter. It is a few days late but London Fashion Week and a trip overseas pushed the schedule. Hopefully when you scroll down you will see why this installation is a little late. Thank you for the great feedback on my last newsletter, I really enjoying putting it together for you. Click here for issue #2.
Diary of London Fashion Week, The Guardian, VOGUE & Fashion Talks #SAMATA
During London fashion week I wondered through the mainstream tents and was taken aback by how many designers were working in an eco-minded way, without the terminology. To describe this behaviour I came up with a phrase I hope exemplifies the intriguing phenomenon. Eco Ghosting (EG) refers to mainstream Ready to Wear designers incorporating sustainable practices as good business practice, without using eco terminology. These designers work in a hybrid manner, and can play an important part in the sustainable fashion movement, blueprint match or not.
Read my full article for article for The Guardian on Eco Ghosting here.
Sustainability played a role, just don’t call it Eco and From Granny Chic to cutting edge technology‘ are also now live. Enjoy!