I was lucky enough to shoot backstage at the On | Off venue during preparations for the hugely anticipated, Charlie Le Mindu show on day three of London Fashion Week. We had ten minutes to get our shots and go, it was quite a tense atmosphere but in no way difficult, kind of the calm before the storm.
The show was wild. The entrance and finale were walked to the solitary noise of pig slaughter, while the rest of the soundtrack had a loud and intrusive heavy baseline which only added to the drama and impact of the show.
Not for the faint hearted, the show (along with the pig slaughter soundtrack) included nudity, hair, blood and gas masks. This was mixed up with pretty lace, shaggy fur trims, transparent plastic, blonde hair and fringing which added a bit of a girlie vibe to the anarchy.
The first look kicked of the shock factor with a nude model soaked in blood (a little like Stephen King's Carrie).
Watch the finale here...
Video courtesy of KlaryFary
There will be people that don't understand or appreciate this show but if fashion runs through your blood you will love it as much as I do.
What a visionary.