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Vivien Chan at Fashion Week SS15

Born in Notthingham, she studies illustration and animation at Kingston University.
During London Fashion Week Spring/Sumer 2015 we were able to cover backstage for some of the shows at Fashion Scout held at Freemasons Hall in London. Backstage is a totally different experience because you get to meet other creatives that help put together the shows. It was there, where we first saw Viviene Chan she was sketching away.

Vivien Chan sketching at LFW SS15

Vivien Chan sketching during LFW SS15

Her live sketches of the shows from backstage and some of the catwalk sketches as well.

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Vivien Chan illustrating during the Mariana Jungmann SS15 Collection at Fashion Scout Freemason Hall
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Live Illustration by Vivien Chan

Her work is very unique and detailed. For more on Vivien, please visit Her website

Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection

We had full access for the Bernard Chandran SS15 collection at Fashion Scout. The collection featured bold and block colors and angelical prints on the fabric.

Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi
Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi
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Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi

The collection also featured shear paneling and solid color blocking

Models on rotation down the catwalk during Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection

Paris at night

Paris at night by Akin Abayomi
Paris at night by Akin Abayomi

Paris at night.

While making my way back to the subway station from Moulin Rouge, I came across a restaurant called La Bougnate on 2 Rue Germain Pilon, The chef was outside and I could not resist taking a picture of her.

Chef at La Bougnate on 2 Rue Germain Pilon

Chef at La Bougnate ©Akin Abayomi

I also took a shot of the cook at the Kebab Crepe Store right before the Station.

cook at Kebab Crepe Store in Paris

The people were so warm and welcoming, I felt like I belong there. I had the feeling that I was almost French.

Here are a few more shots of Pigalle.

Close up of cobble stone street

Light reflected off cobbled stone street..

Pussy's lap dance shop in Paris

Pussy’s Lap dance

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Top Platform of Barbes Rochechouart

Underground Platform of Barbes Rochechouart  All the images were taken with canon 50mm F1.2 Lens..

Underground Platform of Barbes RochechouartAll the images were taken with canon 50mm F1.2 Lens..

Sexy jumpsuits from Maria Grachvogel

Maria Grachvogel really does make the jumpsuit look sexy, the flow and volume of the jumpsuit pants and the fit on the upper body just talks to you in a certain way. It really puts an elegant look to the jumpsuit. The proportions just works wonders on the models features.

Here are some of the jumpsuits from the SS14 collections.

Aqua tint crepe Giornata Jumpsuit

Aqua tint crepe Giornata Jumpsuit by Maria Grachvogel

Aqua tint crepe Giornata Jumpsuit

Plaster Egyptian cotton Ramie Picasso Jumpsuit
Plaster Egyptian cotton Ramie Picasso Jumpsuit by Maria Grachvogel

Plaster Egyptian cotton Ramie Picasso Jumpsuit

Plaster crepe impressionist skirt Jumpsuit
Plaster crepe impressionist skirt Jumpsuit by Maria Grachvogel

Plaster crepe impressionist skirt Jumpsuit

Plaster Melting Paint print cotton Giornata jumpsuit
Plaster Melting Paint print cotton Giornata jumpsuit by Maria Grachvogel

Plaster Melting Paint print cotton Giornata jumpsuit

 Clay Creme Repoussoir  jumpsuit with textured sequin
Clay Creme Repoussoir jumpsuit with textured sequin by Maria Grachvogel

Clay Creme Repoussoir jumpsuit with textured sequin

Backstage

a journey backstage

The coveted Front Row is definetely a dream for most people that enjoy fashion but the reality of things that happen behind stage is also very interesting.

As captivating as it can be to catch a glimpse of the latest trends to become a staple on magazines across the country, watching the teams preparing for the fashion shows it’s an experience on its own.

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Models on break, eating a healthy snack, fruit or water before their show.

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Model getting hair done before the show

backstage model getting hair and make up before the showGetting the look

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backstage7Dressing Time