Archive for the ‘Fashion Shows’ Category

Graduate Fashion Week

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Each year graduates from around 50 universities across the UK come together at Graduate Fashion Week to exhibit their talent and designs. They have the honour of launching some of the biggest designers in British Fashion today including Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney and Julian MacDonald.

This year has shown us some fabulous and talented young designers, and who knows who of these we shall be wearing in seasons to come!

Image: Melissa Lee, Northbrook College GFW 2011

Brighton Frocks

Monday, June 6th, 2011

On a warm Thursday night in Brighton town, in the gothic grandeur of St Martins church BFW 2011 bought us their Brighton Frocks theatrical catwalk spectacular.

The show featured twelve designers and the audience was treated to more than just the standard catwalk, each of the collection put on a performance for the audience with saucy seaside antics, ballet dancers and superheros all mixed up with the designs. Each of the collections was brilliantly unique and kept the audience thoroughly transfixed.

BM Models Bernadette, Bethany and Ngozi walked that night, and looked fantastic on the catwalk for Red Mutha, Former Glory and Afton Ayache.

Image: Bethany for Afton Ayache, by Aris Vrakas

BFW VIP Launch Party

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On a Tuesday evening in May in a crowded suite in the Brighton Hilton Metropole, full of the fashionable and stylish of the city, Brighton Fashion Week 2011 launched itself with a bang!

With so much to grab your attention you just didn’t know what to look at, from the models circulating the room, a live photoshoot with Renaissance and Joanne Fleming Designs, to a live set from the talented Marmaduke Dando, not to mention all the fabulously dressed guests your eyes were spoilt for choice.

The night was a triumph, and we now can’t wait for the rest of the week!

Image: Aris Vrakas

Our New Faces on the Catwalk for Charity

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

IGIGI Fashion Show in BrightonGot plans Friday? Well  you do now!

Clothes, models, cocktails and a chance to shop, what better way to spend a Friday right!

Four of BM Models lovely new faces are walking at IGIGI’s show on Friday 25th, and we can’t wait to see them. Or what they are wearing! They will be showcasing IGIGIi’s spring summer fashions as well as lots of other local brands

Not only is there all this lovely stuff going on you get to feel a it good as it is all for charity, with the money going to Knowles Tooth Children’s Charity! So quick go get your ticket

Our lovely Lydia at London Fashion Week

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Lydia from BM Models for Pierre Garroudi at LFW

Pierre Garroudi’s A/W 2011 The Royal Collection was presented last weekend, a catwalk of beautiful purple creations, extraordinary purple wigs and bold and energetic models including BM’s Lydia Taylor! Photo Credited to: Max Letek (

The Top Trends from London Fashion Week

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Pastels was one of the top trends at London Fashion Week for the Spring/ Summer 2012 runways. They were found in practically every show and lighter colors are a sure thing to hit the stores come warmer weather. Colors ranged from sea foam green to metallic pink and every one was structured into full on pallets to tiny hints in each collection. Yellow seemed to be the color of choice as its sunny appearance reminded us of the warm spring days to come.

Prints were also making a huge presence and they were found everywhere from floral shift dresses to paisley trousers at Erdem. The more color and the wilder the statement the better. Printed trousers were paired with equally as printed oxford shirts or neon tee shirts and muted heels. There were also many embellished pieces to be found with sparkles, feathers, flowers and appliques galore. This could have been pushed to far, but with some care this trend can be very beautiful.

Skirts are continuing to see lengths being lowered and volume added. Paper bag, full skirts and vintage jewellery from Lovett & Co were the trend in London this season. Short skirts made a few appearances, however, most were bigger and bolder then previous season’s micro minis.

Athletic touches is another big trend expected for spring. The difference between this weeks take on this trend is that it is more modern and unexpected. There are surprising details of jersey or mesh in lace dresses or canvas bags with sequins. Its the minimalistic approach to this trend that makes it so fresh.

If you are wanting to experience some fun this spring, do not worry there is a trend for you! Many designers were incorporating unexpected fabrics such as plastic into their collections designed into shirts or skirts. These are quite dangerously new and daring, but with the right attitude very sexy. Knits, however, continue to be dominant in the London fashion scene. Practical and easy, knits are ideal for the weather of the UK.

Ethnic and tribal printed pieces have continued into this season as it has been present for a few years now. This trend may not be around for much longer, yet some designers continue to push the Aztec and wild printed prints on dresses and beaded fringe bags.

In addition to sportswear, many designers featured evening dreses in their collections. The best were the show stopping numbers from Temperley, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.


Stay on top of fashion’s latest trends and get involved in the new designs for Autumn/Winter 2011

Wheels of Fortune Fashion Show

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Four of our models walked in the event part of the “ White Night” revolving around fashion on bicycles.


Friday, October 29th, 2010


For some, fashion is a way of life. Recognising trends, looking fabulous and getting familiar with the latest, cutting edge designs is as important and eating and breathing. But if you are a would-be fashionista in training, where are the best places to observe the finest that the fashion world has to offer? Take our whistle stop tour around the globe’s couture hotspots.

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If one place is synonymous with fashion it’s the ‘City of Light’: Paris. Every year the hottest designers and most eager fashion fans descend on the city to regale in the latest trends. In particular, the autumn show, held in October each year, attracts the crowds as it displays the designs the world will be wearing in the following spring and summer. Currently held at the Carousel du Louvre, right by the famous museum, top fashion houses such as Chanel, Vuitton, Gucci and Gaultier strut their stuff. The final show in the fashion year’s calendar, it is also one of the most exclusive with tickets being almost impossible to obtain unless you’re somebody in the fashion world. But the street fashions are just as fantastic and watching the beautiful people come and go on the Rue de Rivoli makes the trip worthwhile.



Initiated back in 1958, the Milan apparel spectacle is considered the most glamorous of the global fashion events and provides the blueprint for other shows. The city was recently voted ‘fashion capital of the world’ out-ranking New York and Paris. With men and women’s clothing represented by separate events, there are now four Milan fashion weeks, with the highpoint considered the Spring/Summer event. With companies such as Gucci, Prada, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and many others based in Milan, the houses jostle for superiority and pull out all the stops to outshine each other. But if you are a lover of fashion, a trip to Milan at anytime is worth it.


While it is considered mainly a showcase for American designers, the New York fashion week extravaganza attracts top names from across the globe. Started during World War II when the clothes conscious were unable to travel to Paris for the latest trends, it is felt the success of the show finally gave US-based designers some leverage over the famous French houses. Now in it’s new home in Lincoln Centre, the Manhattan event kicks off the annual fashion calendar with the autumn line show held in February each year. The focus has shifted slightly in recent years away from the marquee events at prominent sites, with smaller designers showcasing their work at satellite events around the city.

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Rather a latecomer to the party, the first London fashion week launched in 1984. Both traditional British apparel is represented at the shows, as well as the edgier designs favoured by diverse houses such as Vivienne Westwood and Tatty Devine. A clash of the classical and cutting edge, the event is held at the sumptuous Somerset House each year, but recently became the first fashion event to stream everything live on the internet. For those not available to squeeze into the select events, the London Fashion Weekend, a more retail minded event, follows the main event and is open to all.


Many cities are battling with the ‘Big Four’ fashion locales in an attempt to prove their global couture worth. Tokyo, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Toronto have annual design spectaculars, trying to gain some ground in the clothing market. Moscow has recently emerged as a forerunner, thanks in part to the sudden explosion of the Russian nouveau riche and an emergence of new designers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Now the biggest fashion week in Eastern Europe collections of local designers are showcased alongside international houses such as Louise Gray, Iceberg and James Long. Pret-a-porter clothing is displayed in March and October each year.

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Insider’s information on the “glamorous” life of a model

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

New York Fashion week is well known for its economic impact as a result of the 232,000 attendees that visit New York Fashion week each year. Fashion designers, media/press, senior executives, buyers and others come from over 30 countries, making New York Fashion week a big international and popular event. Every model dreams of walking in one of the many different fashion shows and although this seems very glamorous and exciting, there are some things that are not as glamorous as you might have thought and I believe that not everyone is aware of the sometimes exhausting, painful, long and tiring shows models need to walk with quite often small-sized high heels. high heels models brighton Above you see a picture of a model that was walking the Louis Vuitton summer/spring 2012 show. The reason why models often have bruised and blistered feet is because the shoes, like the clothes, usually only come in a sample size. This significantly increases the chances that a model might need to walk for several hours in too small shoes, resulting in a very painful experience. Brian Reyes, a fashion designer who is known for his socialite and funky way of designing, noticed during his fall show of 2009 that his models were having a difficult time to walk in his shoes. The models occasionally took off their shoes, either in the middle or towards the end of the runway. This made Brian decide to have his models walk bare foot in the final line up, which I’m sure the models appreciated. So if you thought that being a model is all about the spotlights, the clothes and the fame, you better think again…

Spindle – Launch Party

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The Spindle launch party held at Madame Geisha in Brighton,  featured several of our lovely BM models on the catwalk to showcase local designers.

Photographs: You Got Papped