Africa Fashion Day Berlin, A/W 13- Model Castings & Model 'Off Duty Style'
At last I can finally tell you all about this event! For those of you who read my blog regularly, you will know I have been talking about how busy I was due to the project I was involved with during Berlin Fashion Week, A/W 13.
On Tuesday, 15th January, Berlin saw its first Africa and Africa-inspired fashion show- Africa Fashion Day Berlin, and I was the Head Stylist of the Runway event. The event was in partnership with the official sponsors of Berlin Fashion Week- Mercedes Benz.
This position came with a lot of responsibilities, some of which were sourcing accessories for each of the 3 Runway designers, attending castings and fittings, assembling my team of assistants and dressers, deciding which model walked for each designer and much more.
At the moment, though I am experiencing pure, sheer and utter E-X-H-U-A-S-T-I-O-N, and wasn’t able to capture all my personal highlights of working for such a historical, landmark event; I can share one of my highlights from the show which was the-
So many great girls came for our castings, and here are just a handful of my favourites, I don’t remember all of their names but sometimes an image is more than enough-
Melanie W.-East/West Agency
She was by far, my favourite, with a smile that could put a sunny day to shame and an attitude to match. I remember in one of my more stressful moments when I was chatting to her backstage she wisely told me, ‘At the end of the day this is all for something…’
Pepa- M4 Models
I adored this red head as did all of the designers-
Dominika, M4 Models
Roberta, M4 Models
Johanna, M4 Models
And the rest are some of the nameless beauties who walked for our show-
Model Off-Duty Style
The below models didn’t walk for AFDB, but I was pretty impressed by their individual natural style.
As you will see from the below images- the Model Trend went Back to Black-