James Alexander Lyon photographs Lingerie Runway Show – Oxford Fashion Week, 5 March 2015
Images from the Oxford Fashion Week Lingerie Runway Show on March 5 2015 shot by James Alexander Lyon. For further details and rates for shooting catwalk shows please contact me via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator: Tiffany Saunders Runway Diretor: Tiffany Saunders Hair: Matthew Clulee Hair Studio MUA: Zoe Shepherd, Emma Shepherd, Rabia Karim, Wendy Campbell, Brooke Williams, Jess Kaimakami Vocalist: Jess Kaimakami
James Alexander Lyon photographs Cosmopolitan Runway Show – Oxford Fashion Week, 5 March 2015
Images from the Oxford Fashion Week Cosmopolitan Runway Show on March 5 2015 shot by James Alexander Lyon. For further details and rates for shooting catwalk shows please contact me via: email@example.com
Curator: Antonia Mackay Runway Diretor: Tifany Saunders Hair: Matthew Clulee Hair Studio MUA: Zoe Shepherd, Emma Shepherd, Rabia Karim, Wendy Campbell, Brooke Williams, Jess Kaimakami
Shot on a busy, sunny Sunday in June in London’s Green Park. Despite what looked like massive overcrowding and deluge of Londoners all wanting to bask in the summer’s sun, we found a few quiet spots in which to shoot. The weather was warm and the light beautiful as we shot until sunset, making the most on the parks glorious light and landscaped surroundings. Erwin’s colourful designs were set off beautifully against the backdrop of the park, helped significantly by some great styling, hair and makeup by the team.
Shoot credits Creative Director: Daniela Succo Designer/Stylist: Erwin Michalec Photography: James Alexander Lyon Models: Daniela S & Sandy Marie Yao MUA/Hair Stylist (Daniela): Tania Mbuta Hair Stylist (Sandy): Tania Mbuta MUA (Sandy): Daniela S
Introduction to Modelling Workshop with Models of Diversity
The Models of Diversity “Introduction to Modelling Workshop” is open to everyone who either aspires to be a model, thinking of it as a career or just would like experience being in front of a camera in a proper studio. As part of the workshop not only will you learn about posing, good makeup techniques and getting to know your body, MoD will guide you towards good health and wellbeing too.
MoD get hear so many stories from aspiring models about the pitfalls that can break your resolve and stop you reaching your goals; all can be avoided with a little knowledge from the wise. They’ll also give you some great tips from established models that will set you apart from the rest.
Participants will take away with them:
Expert advice on health, fitness, diet and exercise so that they feel good from the inside out. All from the in-house trainer and fitness tutor.
Confidence in applying makeup, with tips and tricks from a professional make-up artist.
How to look and feel beautiful every day from attitude to presentation
Body confidence, through knowing your body shape to what makes you look great in the camera.
A set of confidence boosting tools that you can not only apply to your modelling, but to your everyday life as well, so that you look beautiful and feel great everyday.
The workshops run for approximately 6.5 hours and are at present run at weekends in central London.
For further information please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact details on the poster below.
It should be spring in London, but outside it’s -2°C, snow flurries and blowing a gale. Inside however, we have visually turned up the heat, keeping these hot new designs indoors for just a few days longer. The models representing Models of Diversity have come together to show a range of new designs for spring and summer, the weather just doesn’t know it right now!
Our location, coincidentally called The Rag Factory lies in the heart of Brick Lane in the East End of London. The various galleries and performing spaces with their roof lights and white walls offer the perfect backdrop and respite from the fierce elements raging outside.
Fashion, social history and art have always been intertwined, giving a snap-shot of the day, a moment in time which defines the past and shows the way to the future. Our works of art happen to be models wearing designs; animated in this captive space, a living installation frozen (almost literally) for an instant.
Outside the hustle and bustle of everyday life passes by with extra pace to keep warm, yet inside, these white spaces four models of colour perform their own interpretation for the camera. We could argue that this isn’t really art, but we would argue that the canvases (the models) that display these designs are all the better for their diversity and collective skin tones, setting each garment off to dramatic effect.
When you look at a work of art, you never think of the base colour of the canvas, rarely do we even consider what medium the artwork is on. Fashion is not so benign, and that is why Models of Diversity campaigns to make sure that Fashion and The Media are always thinking of using a different colour canvas.
Models of Diversity (MoD) have, since their inception in 2008, been advocates of models of colour, disabled models, mature and plus-sized. Last year, MoD focussed their attention towards disabled models to capitalise on a heighten awareness during and after the Paralympics. This year they will still be actively supporting disabled models but the focus will shift towards models of colour and mature models.
Angel Sinclair and Sal Williams formed models of Diversity in 2008. The idea was conceived after Angel had entered and been shortlisted for Gok’s Miss Naked Beauty and was surprised at the wide range of models participating in contrast to the narrow range we seen in the fashion industry.
Photographer: James Alexander Lyon Models: Roberta Whitney, Cleopatra Wood, Vivienne Zhang & Anya James Stylists: Gwendoline M GM / Caroline Hair: Fiona Chaffey HairStylist Makeup: Melanie Lindsey Producer: Angel Sinclair Location: Rag Factory, Off Brick Lane, London
This was the first proper shoot with Doubra on one of our Saturday shoots with Models of Diversity. I’d shot her a couple of weeks earlier at a test shoot where she outperformed the others by a mile.
Doubra was born with chorea-dyskenesia but she never lets that hold her back. In my series of disabled models Doubra is the youngest and very confident. She walks up in front of the camera give her some direction and off she goes, nailing each pose time after time.
Left is the main article published in The Voice this week along with a series of images and campaign poster below.
Credits: Photo: James Alexander Lyon Styling & Management: Angel Sinclair Hair & Makeup Karen Salandy
[singlepic id=297 w=200 h=150 float=left] [singlepic id=299 w=200 h=150 float=left][singlepic id=301 w=200 h=150 float=left] Another editorial spin-off from the billboard campaign, back in September during the Paralympics. Desirable Magazine in California kindly published our images (Models of Diversity and Me) and also wrote an article about the campaign. I’m so happy to see the campaign start to spread its wings and take our message out to the world.
BFC London Collections: Men – Martine Rose – The Hospital Club, London WC2
Martine Rose’s show at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden yesterday (08 January 2013) was well attended with the good, the great and the flamboyant. Filled to the tiered gunnels, Martine’s models entered via an unfinished hoarding onto a pure white floor and photographer would be proud of. Furniture dispersed around the stepped audiences area allowed for models posing and postulation before walking onto the rotating podium at ahead of the togs and videographers. Sharp, bright lighting made photography easy and the well-organised press area ensured we all got the best shots (other organisers should take note).
So what did we see? Well, the bomber jacket is back! But back with a full set of bar towels, branding and beer. Mop topped models had all the attitude of 80’s casuals but this was different, this was soft and cosy urban with an edge. Bell-bottomed high-waisted kaki trousers and high boots upset the traditional balance. Shiny multi-zipped skinny trousers, grey marl joggers took turns to have bar towel treatments. As well as a revival of the bomber, the parker also received the Rose treatment.
So was this a mish-mash of ‘has-been’ styles thrown together at a pub lunch or is it the shape of things to come? Certainly the bright patchwork of beer branded towelling worked as a jacket or trousers and offered that respectable splash of colour that even the hardest of fashionistas would wear. Elements of her collection will filter down fast into the high-street.
For me the favourite was the double denim jacket with the shoulder hanging towelling. Brave innovation and a twist on tradition it brought new life into dull denim and was the star of the show.
Models of Diversity’s billboard campaign designed and conceived by Urban Curve, was published this week and can be seen at The Eye, Holborn, London until the end of Sunday (2nd of September). Designed and conceived to coincide with the London Paralympics and reputed to be ‘the first of its kind’ the billboard features a disabled model and two able-bodied models. Main campaign photography by James Alexander Lyon.
The idea was to heighten awareness of others (in this case models) who struggle to get work in an industry that is hard enough even if you are able-bodied.
Models of Diversity choose these three models as they represented the spirit of our Models of Diversity. Debbie van der Putten (centre, who appeared on BBC’s ‘Briton’s Missing Top Model’ with Kelly Knox) is already a model and long-time campaigner for disabled models both here in the UK her native Netherlands. The other two models Varina and Iga, who coincidentally are both mothers of young children, typify some of the wide-ranging and diverse models that Models of Diversity (MoD) aim to help.
Since she’s been the spokesperson for Models of Diversity Debbie has had some amazing opportunities to speak about the campaign, who MoD are and what they do.
She went on the US TV show called “You are the Supermodel” to talk about body diversity and disability which was a big success. Straight after, Models of Diversity received many emails from women all over the world who wanted to know more about the campaign!
There are some amazing, talented and very pretty models in the UK like Shannon Murray who did a campaign for Debenhams, Sophie Morgan recently featured in the Stella McCartney London 2012 campaign and Kelly Knox winner of Britain’s Missing Top Model but for some reasons, after one or two campaigns the British fashion world stopped using them.
Went to see and photograph the Models of Diversity billboard last night in Holborn. I have to say I was taken aback. It hadn’t really sunk in till I say it up there in all it’s glory. A special thanks to Grant at Outdoor Plus for letting us have the space until Sunday. If you are in London over the weekend please go and have a look its 1 minute’s walk from Holborn Tube Station….you won’t be disappointed!
Models of Diversity’s billboard campaign designed and conceived by Urban Curve, was published this week and can be seen at The Eye, Holborn, London until the end of Sunday (2nd of September). Designed and conceived to coincide with the London Paralympics and reputed to be ‘the first of its kind’the billboard features a disabled model and two able-bodied models. Main campaign photography by James Alexander Lyon.