AOFM Graduates @ Zeynep Kartal: London Fashion Week

The last show of the day today was situated in the beautiful Lancaster Room of iconic British heritage site Somerset House. Zeynep Kartal, a womenswear that has seen huge international success since its launch in 2013, seeing the likes of Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga walking down the red carpet in some of the designers beautiful gowns. Zeynep Kartal is a mark of sophistication and elegance, our grads arrived and were very excited for today’s look to be demonstrated. Once the graduates has unpacked their kits, it was time to take a look at how they would be achieving todays classically beautiful look, a defined lash line, beautiful skin & a red lip.

There were 16 models for the graduate team to get ready today, so with a team of 8 grads, they all had 2 models each to prepare within the generous 3 hour timeframe, this made for a relaxed atmosphere backstage as the graduates worked alongside the hair team to get the models runway-ready. About half way through, the models were taken away for a rehearsal, which gave the key artist a chance to take a few graduates to front-of-house to see how the makeup looked as the models came down the runway, this is the perfect chance to see if they need a little more powdering or even if they need to intensify the makeup to counterbalance the brightness of the runway lights.

Backstage again, the grads were finishing the models up and sending them off to the team of dressers and stylists to be dressed ready for the runway show to begin! The show was very heavily attended and in turn, the AOFM’s Instagram as very busy as fashion bloggers & style junkies began to post about the show.

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