It's been a busy week for evening events. Thursday saw me descending on The Arches again for this winter's Nightwalk catwalk show. It was an interesting mix of designers, though being the height I am and the catwalk being the height it was, I wasn't quite so keen on the men's underwear from Cahoonas.
Psychomoda and Jackie of Eris Events.
The show itself kicked off on time and ran pretty smoothly throughout, with Angie and her team ensuring that Glasgow was treated to a feast of fashion.
There's a huge selection of photos from the different designers on my Flickr pages. Naromode, Kirsteen Stewart, Cahoonas, Aymee Charlton, Rachel McMillan, Lucy Charlotte Doris Gillon, Little Hat Parlour, Crikey Aphrodite, Amber Hunter (a rare creature, a designer of creative menswear!), Jenny Rowland, Kirsty Elizabeth MacLennan, Nathalie Adams-Wain and Tracey Cochrane.
Tracey Cochrane was saved to the finale, with her pieces being as much theatre as anything else and I guess this was the only disappointment, after seeing the piece appear to other catwalk shows, was the finale petal dress which opened prematurely and caused a comedy turn as it swept away drinks resting on the edge of the catwalk.
There were some familiar faces in the crowd and up on the catwalk and it was good to dip into fashion again. The hair team from Sassoon, makeup team and models all did great jobs on the night with barely a trip or slip between them. Even the spiky haired oik didn't quite manage to throw himself in front of my lens this time.
All in all a good night and along with the events arranged by Bold Souls, one of the fashion highlights of the season. I think though that I will leave the final words to Alison of Crikey Aphrodite....
"Another great night at Nightwalk on Thursday. Yet again Angie pulled off an amazing and highly professional show. The night was positively swan-like: calm and slick of the surface while we all paddled away frantically underneath.
The value of shows like this, and the other local events, is not to be underestimated, and deserves our appreciation and support. With no actual fashion week in the city and with the highly funded and covered events like the SFA not even in Scotland anymore, these are the events that keep us going, that give us an opportunity to get the exposure we all need so badly. They are a vital showcase for the massive amount of creative talent in this wee country.
So a big whoop of appreciation to Angie and the rest of the team and to all the other passionate people who organise the events that drag us out from behind our machines and lets us put our labours of love, blood, sweat and tears in front of an audience. x"