Photographer: Giusy de Ceglia
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH MODEL WEARS WHAT LOOK?
I don’t choose my models only on their looks but also on their presence, energy and how they look in a public place. Every look is special customized for each model.
WHAT DO YOU DO BACKSTAGE TO ENERGIZE MODELS FOR THE RUNWAY BEFORE EVERYONE GOES ON?
This is a process, it already starts in the morning. I make sure that I connect with every model and give them al personal love / attention and comfort. This is something that builds up the whole day.
WHAT MUSIC DID YOU PLAY AT YOUR SHOW?
The music at my show was a combination of old-school nostalgic music from the 80’s and urban. The mix was made by the talented DJ RobManga.
WHAT NEW MODELS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SEASON?
Im very excited about all the models who participated at my show. But especially Jolie van Dijk, she has a classical look but her presence is modern and contemporary.
WHAT TIME DID YOU GO TO BED THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR SHOW?
I always try to go to bed early the whole week before the show, I know I need to save a lot of energy for the big day. Unfortunately the last day before the show I always sleep very late, I only had two hours of sleep.
ANY CRAZY MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE SHOW (i.e. A MODEL NO SHOW, MISSING ACCESSORY, ETC)
Everything went smoothly. My preparations are always months before the show, this wil prevent a lot of chaos and hectic moments backstage.
WHAT DID YOU DO THE NIGHT AFETR YOUR SHOW?
I had a fresh and delicious homemade dinner made by dear friends.
WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR HEAD RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW AND RIGHT AFTER?
Before the show I feel a lot of happiness and excitement. There is a great energy on the moment when all the models, hair crew, make-up crew and dressers arrive. This is an amazing crew to create the show with. Afterwords I feel satisfied because we worked hard to make something beautiful and the enthusiasm of the audience/the guests makes it complete.
NOW THAT IT’S ALL OVER, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE PAST WEEK?
I love the fitting, casting and the show was great, but my most favorite part was when the models arrived for their first rehearsal, double checking how everything looks and will turn out.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT PLAN TO MERGE ART AND FASHION OR YOUR NEXT ARTISTIC PLAN?
I’m working on a project with fashion and art. I can’t tell a lot about it right now but it will be a celebration and tribute to fashion in a big fashion city.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOU RIGHT BEFORE A RUNWAY SHOW AND RIGHT BEFORE AN ART EXHIBIT PRESENTATION?
DOES EACH MEDIUM FEEL DIFFERENT RIGHT BEFORE IT IS EXPOSED – SHOWN TO THE WORLD?
A runway show and an exhibit presentation are two different disciplines but feel the same. It’s about creating a new world and concept that you can share with other people. I love to inspire people, so emotionally I’m sharing the same feeling.
WHAT COMES NEXT NOW?
I’m curating and creating a new concept for a fashion exhibition from young talented designers, and I’m planning my next performance/runway in a big city.
Model: Jolie Van Dijk
Model: Jolie Van Dijk