Roughly 2 month ago I got the job, to model for Barbara Munsels s/s 2016 lookbook shoot. The team and shoot was quite big and there was a girl especially flown in from Taiwan to organise the entire shoot and to plan everything for the designer, Barbara.
Let me give you some info’s, if you haven’t heard from Barbara Munsel yet. Barbara Munsel is a designer based in Den Haag, Neatherlands. For Barabara SUSTAINABILTY comes first. She launched her own label in 2007 and focuses on using only natural, organic and ecological materials and fabrics which she hand prints with water-based inks on a regular base. She also incorporates antique and reclaimed fabrics in her collections as well as high-end prêt-á-porter end of roll fabrics. This will leave less foot print in stead of ordering and having new fabrics manufactured. Every piece is locally made by one of her loyal seamstresses and tailors using the zero-waste method. Thus, sustainability is a natural aspect of her working method.
After winning the Ethical Fashion Award 2011 and at the same time presenting her collection at the Prêt-á-Porter, she presents her collection in Paris since 2011.
As I’ve studied fashion design myself and sustainability played a big part in my final collection I thought it would be very interesting to work for someone like Barbara.
As mentioned earlier, this shoot was -let’s say- ‚quite big‘. It was held at a BEAUTIFUL massive apartment in Shoreditch, East London (photos will follow below) and the team included 1 photographer, a photographer assistant, 2 models (including me), 2 stylists, 1 make up artist, 1 hair artists and the girl who was in charge of everything. We shoot the entire day and had lots of fun.
[Hair & Make-up for my first look]
[Getting ready for my second look]
[Hairstyle for my second look]
This shoot was my very first underwear/ lougewear photoshoot. Luckily everyone else was very professional and nice so it was not even slightly awkward. Also I felt quite dressed, as most of the pieces were longer tops and scarfs anyway. See the results of the shoot and the full lookbook in my next blog post..
to be continued..