Here are a few photos of my latest trip to Paris courtesy of COFRAD, a mannequin manufacturer company which has chosen a small group of students of London College of Fashionin which I am lucky to be included to organise a small collaboration event / exhibition to be held next October in their showroom on 12 Rue Vauvilliers. After the meeting I had time to re explore one of my favorite cities (I used to draw the Eiffel Tower while dreaming with being a bohemian painter when I was little even before I had been there…) and catch up with a few friends before catching the Eurostar back to London the day after.
Thank you Stephane for your hospitality and allowing me to enjoy the stunning views from the private terrace in the Penthouse Suite at Le Meurice Hotel **** …
I also had time to catch up with my friend Akiko, who I met during ASVOFF Barcelona and had not seen her since. She first showed me her little office and showroom as she works for PAS DE CALAIS now. Have a look at some photos I took below or click on the brand’s name above to find out more about them.
And then we walked around Le Marais area, which is full of lovely bars and restaurants (I highly recommend this neighbourhood, it reminded me very much to Gracia in Barcelona).
We went for dinner to a traditional bistrot style French restaurant called Chez Nénesse on 17 Rue de Saintonge (+33 1 42 78 46 49). Delicious!
Myself and Akiko at the restaurant enjoying some Bordeaux.
Self.Shrouded is an art film I have shot for a 1st Year BA Creative Direction project at London College of Fashion. It is the 1st one to come out of Pedro Barbosa’s mind while at LCF… Bright career ahead.
Starring Jeffery Uzo (agenices… he is still unsigned!) and using fashion artefacts designed by David Ferreira.
Here’s my latest creation (branding, logo design and photography) for the very last project at London College of Fashion before I move on to the final one + dissertation. Yes, it has already been three years since I started. Time flies!
‘LUBNA’ is a 20 something year old Fashion Design student at LCF too who also happens to be an artist mastering the technique of oil on canvas (soon to have her own profile on ‘Saatchi Online’. This translates in her, being able to create unique prints… Something on which she will probably concentrate more in the future. So far she has been an intern at Alexander McQueen for a few months and one of her prints made it to the final menswear collection of McQ AW13 (an incredible suit!).
‘Les Mains d’Hermès’ is a documentary film directed by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat, about the making of the leather goods and scarves of the French maisonHermès.
We were really lucky to have itpremieredin theUKatLondon College of Fashion, with a little introduction by Almudena, a lovely Spanish lady who is their PR in the United Kingdom.
Every piece has a story to tell, and craftsman behind it… There’s so much time and effort and love put into each of their goods that… no wonder why the cost so much and there’s a waiting list (especially with the famous Birkin bag).
Something that left me speechless was, one of the ladies in the documentary who spends a minimum of 1,500 to 2,000 hours on each drawing for the scarves… And that’s without counting all the previous time she spends researching…
They will be back at LCF to screen it again after Christmas so if you are around; don’t miss it!
Stefan Siegel (founder of NotJustALabel.com) gave a lecture last night at London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London).
We all listened carefully to his anecdotes of how he started, he quit his banking job in New York’s Wall Street a few years ago to dedicate all his time to build a website to expose all those new design talents (some of them his friends) coming from Central St Martins, LCF, and other fashion schools and countries… so that everybody would have online access to their designs. The economic success started coming after (this is something to learn when people usually tend to think too much about the money rather than how good the idea can be for yourself and others). ‘It’s all about karma, it’ll come back to you’ Stefan said.
A truly inspiring success story. Visit the NJAL website and find out a new world of possibilities.
NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) is the world’s leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today’s pioneers in contemporary fashion. @notjustalabel
Those of you who follow me ontwitteror facebook may already know about what I’m about to talk about, otherwise, please keep on reading, I’ve got some exciting news!
Ephemeral Nature was screened yesterday during VIVID Sydney an amazing festival in Australia, the Fashion on Film showcase was followed by a talk by British designer Henry Holland. Meanwhile I was in London so If anybody has any photos of the event please send them over as I would love to blog about it.
And while I was carrying on with my working / student life over here I also found out yesterday that my new fashion film ‘I’m in (L)’ will be in competition and also screened at ASVOFF Milan (DESTINY edition)… Fingers crossed and congratulations to all the crew!!!
These are the last few films that I’ve watched lately either at home or at the cinema and that you should not miss if you haven’t seen them yet. Masterpieces. Click on the images to see their IMDB’s for more info.
A last but not least that’s me and Erika enjoying a home made ice cream last night at London College of Fashion, they were given together with more popcorn, all for free (they know how to keep us happy) and just before our History lecture which half of it consisted in watching this very cool BBC documentary called ‘Punk Britannia’ as we were with the 70’s…
These are some portraits I took of my classmate Ana Minozzo the other day at a photography studio in London College of Fashion while we were trying the light for a photo shoot we had organized (of which I will talk more in depth soon).
I love all her facial expressions.
Éstos son algunos retratos que tomé de mi compañera de clase Ana Minozzo el otría en London College of Fashion. Estábamos probando la luz antes de comenzar con la sesión que teníamos preparada (de la cual hablará un poco más adelante).
As part of a project for our unit ‘Fashion Forecasting’ at London College of Fashion, Olga Souri and myself created a whole new concept from scratch called ‘G.L.O.S.’ coming from our very own initials too.
Like our facebook pageto find out a bit more about it as that would be our only way of promotion, also known as ‘social marketing’.
BA (Hons) Fashion Media Part Time student Gsus Lopez has just won the prestigious Grand Prix Award for Best Film at ASVOFF in Barcelona. His film, Ephemeral Nature, has won the top award at the event that was held at the end of January. When asked about his win, Gsus said:
I thought it was amazing to have been selected by Diane Pernet under the Official Selection category. It feels great to have such good recognition when you’ve worked so hard for so long and with so many limitations, mainly economic, it pays off more than you could imagine.
ASVOFF (A shaded View of Fashion and Film Festival) was launched in 2008 by Diane Pernet, a world-renowned fashion critic and video journalist based in Paris. Since its launch, ASVOFF has been instrumental in promoting a new creative genre, the ‘fashion film’, by providing a platform for the work of filmmakers who explore the themes of fashion, through the medium of the moving image.
Featured on London College of Fashion’s blog. Click on the photo above!
Aparición en el blog de mi univerdad, pincha en la foto de arriba!