Friday night at Los Angeles Fashion Week and I found myself at the Box Eight 'Refocus' event. Instead of a traditional fashion show BoxEight produced, throughout their studios, a series of live photoshoots featuring some of Los Angeles best designers.
It was an interesting concept and the perfect opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with the 'photoshoot process'. However as someone who shoots on a regular basis and understands the process I have to admit it was a little slow going, with only about a look per designer an hour, not to mention frustrating as a photographer – I wanted to get in there and snap my own. Though I did manage to get a few!
Designs by Isabel Lu
Designs by Isabel Lu
The above designer, Isabel Lu, had the most interesting set up, in my opinion. A set made from metal sheeting and industrial lightbulbs hanging down creating this futuristic vortex of light, made all the more interesting by the models metallic make-up on one side of her face. Definitely something I would have appreciated more time, space and privilege to play with.
The lucky photographer gets his shot.
Isabel Lu's designs ready to go.
Another designer standout was the ever dramatic SkinGraft. The scene was staged in what I can only describe as an electrical wire framed wind tunnel! The make-up was heavy and gothic and the whole scene was almost poetic as the folorn model gazed wistfully away from the buzzing crowd. Interestingly enough they may have been going for something a little more intense, but this is what I took away from the scene.
An amazing headpiece waiting in the 'wings' at Skingraft
Details at SkinGraft
Model in make-up
Of course with the timings between the shoots and my apparent ADHD I found myself easily distracted and when the distraction comes in the form of Moet Champagne and fabulous make-up artists that insist on stealing my hat who can blame me?
Lichelle, a worthy and fabulous distraction.
By Kelsi Smith
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