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Interview with Yen Yeung Desinger for NOBEING – Hong Kong

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Photographer: Gustavo Villar – http://www.gustavovillar.com/
Photo taken at New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza produced by Vicki Victoire(Gwen Vikkey Miao) of La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective –  http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER?

I love jewelry, I think jewelry is the second layer of skin test.

 

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION? BOTH FOR YOUR MOST RECENT COLLECTION AND AS A DESIGNER IN GENERAL

Under any circumstances, film, architecture and life, as long as the eye can become to feel the inspiration. For example my latest collection.This collection inspiration came from the movie “STRINGS”. The movie is about puppets and their connection with the strings.Every tug,every struggle,every wish to be free. We added difference colors to bring out the liveliness of the story.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF BEING A DESIGNER?

You can witness everything started from zero.

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

My biggest issue is time management. When you combine tough timelines and too many late nights in a row, it could potentially spell disaster. Well, short-term disaster anyway. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

WHO ARE SOME DESIGNERS THAT INSPIRE YOU?

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Interview: Rodrigo Moraes: Photographer @ Sao Paolo Fashion Week

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SHOW DURING SPFW?
My favorite show was the brand Cavalera. Much like their parades, Cavalera always has some surprise and the scenery is always beautiful.

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WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF SHOOTING FASHION WEEK?
The most exciting part is when the world-famous models enter the parade, such as, Gisele Bundchen. Their attitude in the parade infects everyone, even us photographers.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PART?
The most stressful part are the queues we face for the major brands. There is always a large number of photographers and the queue is large.

 

ANY NEW MODELS TO PAY ATTENTION TO?
Models that stood out in this latest edition were Waleska Gorczevski, Amanda Sanchez, Cristina Herrmann, and Carolina Melchior.

 

WHICH DO YOU PREFER AND WHY – BACKSTAGE OR RUNWAY?
I loved the environment backstage, but what I really loved most were the shows. I think every show is very different. The Designers brought surprises and always tried to do something unique. That allowed me to take very creative photos. Both Runway and Backstage allowed me to create very beautiful photos.

 

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER?
What made me become a photographer was the love I have for photography and art. Being able to work with what we really love is amazing. Every day is a discovery and I see how the picture makes us a better person. Photography has a power beyond what we imagine. I can not say that I choose the photograph, but that the picture chose me.

 

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM SHOOT TO DO?
My dream is to photograph fashion week in New York; I find the parades amazing. Of course, I have many other dreams, such as photographing fashion campaigns of internationally renowned brands.

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT FASHION IN SAO PAOLO?
The Sao Paolo fashion week is special beyond their parades with reputable brands in the fashion market, has the presence of many top models as well as beginners models that stand out after a parade. Despite some problems I think Sao Paolo is one of the main fashion week in the world, I think the fashion market in Brazil is growing far beyond the Brazilian models always be among the best in the world.

 

WHAT WAS THE FIRST SHOOT YOU EVER DID?
I took behind the scenes photographs at fashion week. I always try arriving to an event early in order to learn more about the models and to adapt myself into the environment.

 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ANY STARTING OUT PHOTOGRAPHERS?
The advice I would give to photographers who are beginning would be to seek contacts with people linked to fashion. That way you have an opportunity to create a fashion portfolio. After that, things tend to happen of course, but that all depends on your dedication and commitment; as in everything in life.

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Become a Boutique Curator or a Contributor on Runway Passport

Do you LOVE fashion and care about the local fashion in your city or hometown? Are you usually the first among your friends to discover new designers and boutiques? If so then consider applying for one of the contributor positions as Runway Passport.

If you are interested in contributing contact contributor@runwaypassport.com

CONTRIBUTOR OPPORTUNITIES
1 – Boutique Curator
2 – Fashion Week Reporter/Blogger/Photographer
3 – Regular Contributor
4 – Photo shoot Submissions
5 – Designer – Sell on Runway Passport (click HERE)

1 – BOUTIQUE CURATOR
Who are they?
Each city has 1 – 3 (maximum) boutique curators. These curators are style leaders in their city who scour the streets and daily life for any interesting new designers. They notice the girl sewing clothes in her basement, the amazing new designer who just graduated from their local fashion school, the style icons of their country and can recognize desIgn talent before anyone else. The LOVE fashion, care about supporting their local talents, are social, love to engage in social media, attend parties and events and are always on the hunt to uncover hidden fashion gems.

What Do You Have To Do?
Note this is part time. All our curators are in full time jobs or are students.
– Explore and be aware of the designers in your city. Both known and unknown
– Help select the best local designers for Runway Passport boutique
– Actively engage on social media on behalf of Runway Passport and your local designers
– Serve as a local liaison between your designers and Runway Passport
– Attend as many fashion events, parries and shows as you would like

If this sounds like you email a bit about yourself to contributor@runwaypassport.com

2 – FASHION WEEK REPORTER/BLOGGER/PHOTOGRAPHER
Interested in attending fashion week?
Reporter or Blogger:
Have a blog? Are you active in social media? If you would be interested in attending the shows and reporting from the runway, backstage and parties contact us. If you have your own blog we also are open to doing cross promotions where you may publish on your blog as well.
What Do You Do?
– Attend the shows and parties
– Write daily reports of the shows and events you attended
– Report in real time on social media

Photographer:
Shoot runway and or backstage. Please note that different cities all have different policies in terms of the type of photography we need and the deals and terms of the local fashion week. So whether you do runway, backstage, or guest reporting will vary city to city.

If you are interested in either of the above please email – contributor@runwaypassport.com

3 – REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR
Are you interested in reporting on your local fashion scene on a regular basis? If you have your own blog we would also love to support that and do a cross promotion.
This involves submitting regular content of your choice: interviews with designers, articles, street style. The overall purpose is to give our readers a local feel of what is happening in the fashion community in your city. Pitch us your own column idea as well.
If you are interested please email – contributor@runwaypassport.com

4 – PHOTOSHOOT SUBMISSIONS
Photographers, stylists, makeup artists, models – email us any editorial shoots you would like us to consider for publication. Please include credits for the full team, where the shoot took place, and full designer credits.
Email all submissions to contributor@runwaypassport.com

5 – DESIGNERS
If you are designer who wants to sell on our site please click HERE

Thank you! We all look forward to hearing from you and learning about what you are working on. Email us with any questions as well. Once again that is contributor@runwaypassport.com.

Interview with Model Anouck Lepère

THE MAASMECHELEN VILLAGE  – one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages of Value Retail – celebrated  its 10th anniversary with Belgian Top Model, who will also be the official Fashion Ambassador of the Village for the coming years.

Amsterdam based photographer Giusy De Ceglia had a chance to speak with this iconic model on behalf of Runway Passport

MAASMECHELEN - Anouck Lepère celebrates the 10 years Anniversary of the Maasmechelen Village in Belgium. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia/BRUNOPRESS

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CITIES FOR DISCOVERING FASHION – ASIDE FROM THE BIG 4 OF COURSE (NY, LONDON, PARIS AND MILAN)?

I was born and raised in Antwerp. So this city feels like being home to me and it’s also one of my favorite fashion spots. I also really like compact and relaxed shopping villages and outlets exactly like the Maasmechelen Village. Here everything is within reach, so it’s great and fun shopping for people like me, who work so hard and never really have much time.

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS AT THE MOMENT?

Christian Wijnants (who has also designed the black dress I am wearing today), Haider Ackermann and some NYC designers like Zac Posen, Richard Chai and Erin Featherstone.

MAASMECHELEN - Anouck Lepère celebrates the 10 years Anniversary of the Maasmechelen Village in Belgium. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia/BRUNOPRESS

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING ABOUT BEING A MODEL?

I’ve been working as a model for 10 years now and it has definitely opened up my vision of the world, allowed me to see so many places, meet so many people with different backgrounds and stories. I am very thankful for all the possibilities this work has given me. At the same time it’s such a fast paced type of work that it turns you very easily into a workaholic. You never know when you can relax and take a step back. The other great side of it is that it’s so touching to see the amazing results a group of people can reach when they are inspired and driven by a common goal – exactly like what I am now doing working on a project with KAGENO.

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LOOKING BACK AT YOUR MODELING CAREER, IS THERE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN’T DONE AND YOU WISH YOU HAD? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS?
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A DESIGNER?

Sometimes it’s very difficult to use your own judgment and make decisions when you’re so young and have very little experience in the fashion world. People tend to misunderstand your words and decisions, even when you totally didn’t mean them that way. That’s how you end up stuck in difficult situations you really had not wished for. I do regret having said no to walking in a show of Dries van Noten many years ago, when I was really young and had started modeling not long before. At that time I underestimated my decision, but now I am actually sorry I did not say yes.

MAASMECHELEN - Anouck Lepère celebrates the 10 years Anniversary of the Maasmechelen Village in Belgium. Copyright: Giusy de Ceglia/BRUNOPRESS

OUT OF ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH, WHO HAS IMPRESSED YOU THE MOST?

That would be all the VOGUE ITALIA photographers and especially Steven Meisel and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Right now I am really enjoying working with the Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg. We are both working on the KAGEN project and also travelled to Africa together. I truly appreciate all the efforts she made. She was helping everybody out and also supported me personally.

 

WHEN YOU LOOK INTO THE MIRROR, WHO/WHAT DO YOU SEE? DO YOU REALIZE HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE?
I just see myself. I see the person Anouck, not the model Anouck. Honestly I am still surprised I made it this far as a model, especially because I started quite late, when I was 21 already. It’s funny to realize how people look at you, while you’re totally not busy thinking about yourself in that way.

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