Millennium Point March 2013
The second city rocked its first ever international fashion week on the 9th and 10th of March. Designers from all over the world came to showcase their pieces on the catwalk.
I particularly loved the work by Tijana and Mila Popovic, their outfits were edgy and grungy and their show had complete flare. Ricardo Ramos was also a pleasure to meet, I got chance to speak to him about his ventures in Germany, Berlin and everywhere around the world working on his 2013/14 collection.
After being invited to attend and take pictures at the glamorous official press launch at Mechu Bar and Grill, I got the pleasure of being asked to carry out a photo shoot for the Birmingham International Fashion Week head office team on the day of the event. My task was to head out on to the streets of Birmingham city centre and get a ‘style during BHMFW‘ collection of images to be uploaded on to the website. The images aimed to show what the very stylish public were wearing during the event and people who participated were given a free ticket with a guest to Birmingham International Fashion Week.
The shoot was challenging as it was very cold outside and the weather was not particularly brilliant, but I had very good fun and learnt a lot! Approaching people was daunting for the first few times, but once they were told that their style was great and that they could get tickets in return for a picture they soon agreed and became part of the weekend.
Tijana and Mila Popovic 2013
After being out on the streets in minus degrees and returning with a memory card full of sassy styled bods, I finally ended up at the end of the catwalk snapping the designer’s shows. This was a different experience entirely as the fast paced collection didn’t leave me much time for error. However I had a privileged position in the press area and a camera in my hand and I made sure I got as many shots as possible.
An amazing weekend all round! Check out the website for the 2014 Birmingham International Fashion Week information.