Fashion week behind the scenes
EMOTIONS AND HIGH ENERGY:HAIR STYLIST MARK HAMPTON TALKSABOUT THE FASHION WEEK BEHIND THE SCENES“WITH THE EVER-EVOLVING WORLD OF FASHION, MODELS ARE NOW FINALLY BEING REPRESENTED IN ALL SHAPES, FORMS AND BACKGROUNDS.”
Mark Hampton creates individual key looks for the designers, and he is known for his collaborations with the late Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, fashion east, Maison Martin Margiela, and Phillip Lim.
Although most people only see the glitzy part of Fashion Week, hours, and hours of work by hundreds of people go into every single show even though they only last for a few minutes.
“Fashion is no doubt an exciting industry to work in, but it is also an industry that requires a lot of hard work, preparation, and dedication. It’s all about pressure, but with experience everyone handles it amazingly.”
Most people think that being a model is as easy as putting on a dress and walking down a runway, but the reality is it takes a lot more than that to strut on the catwalk.
“With the ever-evolving world of fashion, models have also finally been represented in all shapes, forms, and backgrounds.
It’s a truly diverse week in the circuit, fashion week has always pushed the boundaries for creativity and it’s a pleasure to be a part of something so special.
This also reflects the hair trends the designers expect me to create. Models are booked for their personality more than ever before and giving all these amazing girls one hairstyle just doesn’t work.” remarks Mark.
A fashion show backstage is packed with models, designers, managers, stylists, makeup artists, hairdressers, publicists, media, and other fashion elite who are there to ensure a fabulous show.
Photographers will be trying to squeeze in a few dozen shots and be politely shoving each other around to document the event.
While there is some major drama that often happens backstage, it of course isn’t all bad, but the clock is always ticking “sometimes we must get dozens of models ready to go in mere minutes — and anything less than perfection is not an option especially if you want to work on the most elite shows”, comments Mark Hampton. MARK HAMPTONINSTAGRAM