Walking through the doors in a back alley, into a space that screamed ‘underground’ cool,I couldn’t have been more ready to see what this night of mainly fashion, with its pleasantly intervening perks,would bring.
This Is London was a fashion showcase that was organised by the founders of two already UP and wont stop Coming fashion lines; L.monroe and Horoco. On arrival , it was straight down to business;a whole lot of dressing girls, checking girls, asking questions, getting answers, looking for shoes, getting this and ironing that and making sure of one or the other.Being all over the place, didn’t stop me from making sure I was in the right place, to talk to the right people.Its easy to get wrapped up in the hype of the moment, but in the chaos; its hard to missed the very frequent, swap of numbers, facebook names, twitter and BB pins. It was interesting to note how industry people will not allow opportunity to slip through their fingers, the rule; “DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS" can rightly be considered a crime against your career in such a networking based institution.
Keith Colin, Pc Williams, ODF Clothing,Lalka, Kenema & Co and of course the innovative L.monroe and Horoco, graced the runway and I made sure that behind the scenes I got a the essense of who they are as a label and designer and spoke.
I saw it in the eyes of some of the clothes and label designers, the passion that I could VERY MUCH relate with.Their pieces were like their babies and after small chit-chat with them, I realised their attention was in the detail. Regardless of whether anyone would take notice, of what they must’ve believed to be ‘garment genius’ at the point of creation, a sense of pride emerged when they described and explained the nature of their pieces.
And OOOFF COUURSE I couldn’t resist the Kenke Kodak moments.It was a true pleasure to be in the midst of creative people of MY SORT and even though I was running around( true back-runway style), missing the final result of hours organising and prepping, it was a price easily paid to experience the rush of adrenaline that a behind-the-scenes of a fashion show gives.It was most inspiring and encouraged me to get busy because my own goals are only a ‘Kenke getting busy’ away.I can make ME happen.
I can DEFINITELY get used to this.I think I already am used to it.Maybe I was born used to it……Just maybe almost certainly definitely.