OKAY. We all need to talk about Cara for Givenchy.
I know a lot of people in the fashion industry dislike her, for, y’know, having a personality beyond a brick wall, but fuck them all, I love her. She have given me so much inspiration by being a personable, energetic model, that likes to have a laugh. She also has my exact measurements, where I’ve struggled to meet “agency requirements” over the years. Models like Cara give me an really loving hope for the modern fashion industry.
Cara bleached her eyebrows for Givenchy SS15. I mean, almost every model did. But Cara’s ‘thing’ is her eyebrows. They are huge, they are rebellious, they do what they want – just like her. And in that show, they are non-existent. And she looks fucking amazong. She looks high fashion, she looks edgy as fuck, she looks incredible. Appreciate.
A woman’s known feature does not make the woman; she is so much more. In the words of Kenneth Parcell, “this mess is gonna get raw like sushi, so haters to the left.”
Recently I had the oppurtunity to assist one of my friends Ryan Kenny on a shoot for the Adelaide Magazine. Now a Sydney boy, he rang me one day asking if I could assist him, and said, ‘we’re shooting that new April girl, the one that signed to Finesse.’ Immediately I was pretty excited. I’m normally never a model obsessor or anything close to it, but I was excited to work with April Tiplady – she had already been signed to IMG within days, everyone knew she was destined for huge, huge things.
The shoot was incredible, she was amazing, the shots looked great.
Yesterday, I was watching the Junya Watanabe show. You may have noticed I’ve been rather quiet with my Fashion Week coverage – I don’t want to be ‘that guy’, but I have been waiting for Paris, because I found everything else underwhelming this year. ANYWAY. I was watching the Junya show, and suddenly a familiar looking face in a red jacket walks out to close the show. And you know what I did? I said internally ‘oh wow, that girl looks like April’. It wasn’t until the lady herself posted on Facebook that she had just walked her first show in Paris, that it clicked. And I punched the air in happiness. I should’ve pieced it all together much quicker – it was only about 3 weeks ago that I was chatting to Finesse Director Brigette Mitchell, and she was telling me that she herself was jetting off to Paris.
image from style.com
Seriously Junya Watanabe. The girl has never walked a show in her life before this one. She walked for one of the most incredible designers in the world, for her first ever show. The girl is a phenomenon. Keep an eye out for this one. Congrats April, Congrats Finesse, Congrats IMG! x