Photographs by Daniel Dempsey
You know how much we love supporting new talent, so it only seemed obvious to us that our editorial would be photographed, styled and modelling by some of the freshest talent.
Photographed at the Hidden nightclub in Manchester, this derelict building is home to late night parties, vodka shots and some of the most popular DJ’s in town. The essence of the photoshoot was to capture the growing evolution of Manchester’s industrial atmosphere.
Stylist, Kayley Coppin describes her inspirations behind the editorial.
“ There are so many buildings being built around Manchester and I love the structure and the empty shell of them. It’s this whole transitional phase of a building site becoming a beautiful piece of architecture and this made me view workwear & outerwear differently. Garments I found with interesting details allowed me to style in a way that represented modern city life, the people who live it and what they wear. This led me onto thinking about survival, especially for the modern woman, hence why I chose oversized clothing and big coats, so both male & female could be dressed the same, blurring the line between masculinity and femininity “
Make up artists, Libby Bulmer and Emily Williams, set to work on a messy gold metallic eye and dark lip on model, Shannon, and a Purple and Orange abstract line on Savanna. By keeping hair in its natural state, the imagery came across as being just as relaxed as the atmosphere it was shot in. This undone look maintained the essence of a unisex styling.
Photographer, Daniel Dempsey, used a series of cameras to capture the natural lighting and the core ethos of the industrialised building and clothing. This no longer became a shoot that sat solely within fashion, but a shoot that showcased the sheer talent of those behind it. The technique of the make up artists, the natural flair and eye of the photographer, the perfection of the stylist and the sheer adaptability of the models. Videographer, Joanna Buttercase, is soon to release the footage of all that went on behind the scenes, so you can see how everything works together to create this unbelievable editorial.
After finishing the shoot with pizza and fries, it really sat with us how important it is to support these aspiring people. These photographers, make up artists, videographers and stylists are our future, and without a platform to showcase them on, they can be overlooked in this massive talent pool we now live in. Fashionline is here to support what we believe is worth showing and understanding that society is changing, and the creatives amongst us are just as deserving of our attention than those who aren’t.