I would like to start by saying Happy New Year from all of us at Teen Cheltenham Fashion Week. The last couple of months of 2011 were hectic, especially with CFW official launch in November and many exciting meetings in December. It was great to have a break, but you’ll be glad to here that we have returned and well under way in planning lots of events for you.
Now would be a good time to inform you of the changes we are making to this blog. Instead of four or five monthly posts such as those we created last year, I will now write one big monthly blogging extravaganza, which will encompasses all of the areas we covered before. So welcome to our new and improved monthly blog. Enjoy!
In February we…
..held our first ever team meeting On Wednesday 25th January we enjoyed a creative and productive meeting. The majority comprised of discussions regarding sponsorship, which is all extremely exciting. We also had time to plan some photo shoots, develop our ideas and discuss people who are eager to get involved with CFW. A plan was set in motion, outlining the start of our journey to the first ever Cheltenham Fashion Week, this September.
..started working with our new team members The CFW team comprises of many fabulous people, our latest inspiring members are Sarah Clarke, who is helping to organize and arrange the schools/educational shows and our menswear director, Josh, who is informative, enthusiastic with a whole host of contacts coming out of his ears. Our new members already feel like part of the CFW family, we look forward to working with them in the coming months.
..organised plenty of interesting meetings When planning a Fashion Week, let alone the first of its kind, Sam, our Director and Co-founder, spends most of her week in meetings. Thankfully all of the conversations are exciting. Some include meeting potential designers, interested in showing at CFW, other with sponsors and also chatting to team members, to keep the creative juices flowing.
..our CFW team members had lots of success Our Fashion Consultant, Sarah-Hayley Owen, recently dressed her personal clients for the Golden Globes, our Stylist, Chloe, styled a shoot for the wonderful Cotswold Style magazine and I (Jessica Harvey) won my age category in the face of the Cheltonian competition.
As a team we have drunk…
100 glasses of wine
876 glasses of water
We have read…
We have received…
10 phone calls
We have bought…
5 pairs of shoes
We have been inspired by…
After his death in 1997, Gianni Versace left a huge pair of shoes to fill (pun intended!) and Donatella Versace was left with the difficult job of filling them. Her new role was so vital to the company, it is a surprise Donatella didn’t feel scared, decline the role and flee to the Italian countryside. Thankfully, she was much stronger and returned The House of Versace to the Fashion Empire it was always meant to be.
One of the examples of Donatella’s miraculous achievements is her Spring/Summer 2012 Couture collection. Although the collection comprised of only 15 pieces, the dresses are so intricate and beautifully crafted, it is a wonder the skilled workers of the atelier managed to create that many! The silhouettes were true to the Versace signature style, corseted second-skin tight dresses, cut to accentuate the curves of the body. The famous model, Karlie Klos, opened the show followed by fourteen other models, gracefully gliding down the golden steps of Beaux Arts.
The collection began with pale grey and silvery shades then flashes of red, orange, yellow and green gave the show an electrifying feeling. Donatella made the women look powerful but not aggressive and instead of her usual sun-kissed selection of models, she opted for 15 girls with pale skin, the colour palette of the collection looked striking against their creamy, dewy complexions.
With Donatella’s imagination and passion, she manages to make a heritage fashion house feel very new!
CLICK HERE TO SEE VERSACE COUTURE SS12 COLLECTION ON STYLE.COM