It has been almost 6 months since i was involved in a photo shoot so I really looked forward to this shoot. I cannot speak for the other team members but i had a lot of fun. I contacted Milica the model about 3 months ago when i was organising another series of garments, it was nice to finally meet her. She brought Monique with her, the make up artist. Jaycee is the photographer whom I really wanted to work with.
I decided to call this series 'Pre Collection' because it became experimentations of the collection i will be creating. this was to be my real collection but it lost it's momentum as the time dragged on making these garments and I lost focus. when you are organising your own project, it's great that you can do whatever you like, but because you are not under pressure to do it, you can lose interest in it quite quickly. I still really like the looks, they are something that i wasn't used to, which made the process incredibly fun.
I had a lot of issues with fit but i learnt a learnt a lot, and hopefully, the real collection will be perfect.
The main backdrop of this shoot, yellow sculptural installation at ACCA
Jaycee, Milica and Monique getting ready for the shoot. Jaycee is showing and talking about the shoot he did the other day with Milica's friend while Monique finishing up Milica's hair.
The first look, my heart sank when Milica had trouble getting into the jacket, but with struggle, it fits her. Although she couldn't move very well, I thought she looked fierce!
Second look of the day. One that got ripped by the end of it. Totally my fault.
I find it extremely hard to go in and adjust my garments while the photographer is shooting. Especially when the photographer and model is really getting in to the moment. Sometimes, you just have to walk in and do what you have to do to create better image. Here, Monique is adjusting Milica's hair while Jaycee reviews his images.
I have to say, this looked so much better on Milica. I think this was the highlight of the shoot.
The best compliment she gave when i was dressing her in this look was
'I feel like Lady Gaga!'
Leather+denim dress i had troubles with. I loved it, then I hated it. I had a lot of problems with
the fit with this dress.
Our last look. By this stage everybody was quite tired, hot and thirsty. This was the simplest garment in this series but i liked it the most. I styled with one of my red leather jacket and it looked awesome plus it fitted Milica relatively well.