Each season during London Fashion Week we send a team of graduates to work on the two full days of shows with Fashions Finest, an event that takes place in The Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. The event sees up and coming designers from around the UK and the rest of the world showcase their work to the fashion media, it always attracts a very big crowd and is no small task for the graduates.
This season we offered one of our more experienced graduates the chance to be the events Key Makeup Artist, meaning that she spoke in advance with the designers of the shows and pieced together the looks for the big day as well as working meticulously on the day teaching each of the grads the decided upon looks before checking them all before they hit the runway. This was a very big opportunity that we were very proud to offer.
With a full team backstage the days began at around 11am for set up and briefings before working through the massive amount of models hired to showcase the huge amount of designers work. These were long days, seeing our graduates change makeup looks often and be on hand at all times for touch ups and refreshes.
It was a really big moment of pride to see our graduate team headed up by a fellow graduate and and inspiration to those just starting out on shows that ehy too could be a key artist backstage in the future.