The second show of Day 4 here at London Fashion Week saw our graduate team join Huishan Zhang backstage at The Connaught Rooms in the elite area of Mayfair. Although it was our second show of the day, the call time of this show conflicted with the show time of the last show so therefore it was a totally different team of our graduates backstage creating the looks for the designers SS18 presentation. An 8:30am call time saw the graduates arrive, coffee in hand, ready to start their day.
Huishan Zhang is an internationally accredited award winning designer, Chinese born but London based, in 2015 Zhang was named as International Chinese Designer of the Year, this in combination with his many other awards and award nominations from industry icons like Elle & Vogue have catapulted his status all around the world. This in mind, our graduates were very excited t have been offered the chance to work backstage at his SS18 presentation.
The look demonstrated by the key artist was one of simplicity, beautiful dewy skin in combination with a dusty rose lip. The grads set to work, prepping the 12 models for their reveal, ensuring that they were head-to-toe glamorous. The presentation was to go live at 11:30am and un through until 1:30pm so once all of the models were ready and they had started the show, it was down to just a handful of graduates to stay backstage for little touch-ups throughout the 2 hour showcase.