A shoot takes a lot organization and the young designers stepped up to the mark. They were responsible for finding a model, styling their garment, designing and communicating hair and make up looks, sourcing props, and the mood of the final image. Working closely with the Speos photography students the finalists also contributed their ideas on lighting, poses, and backdrops.
It was a great chance for the finalists to showcase their garments in a creative and individual way, and to create some unique visualisations for their portfolios. FAD finalist Lolita brought along a huge foil backdrop to compliment the futuristic style of her white top and trousers, while David sourced two samurai swords as props to ‘toughen up,’ his tribal jacket.
The finalists gained insight into the complex process of creating the perfect fashion image and acquired a host of new skills – including how to effectively communicate their creative vision to a team of people.