Fashion For Relief 2018 with Emulsion London

Emulsion London are at the highlight of Cannes Film Festival: Fashion For Relief 2018. Hosted by Naomi Campbell, she and other models such as Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow walked the catwalk to raise funds for the Times Up initiative.

The charity catwalk was set up in 2005 and ever since has raised millions for causes such as the Haiti earthquake and fighting Ebola. The theme this year was Race To Equality.

The most iconic moment this year was Campbell in her Corset and Graffiti skirt by Dolce and Gabbana.

Emulsion London have all the pictures and below you can see the glamour.

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

Emulsion London: Fashion Round Up at Cannes Film Festival

Emulsion London are at the scene of the most prestigious film festival in the world. Celebrities have arrived to preview films of all genres at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and Emulsion London are ready to snap their picture so you can get a glance of what it’s like and who they are wearing.

 

MAY 8:

On the Jury Red Carpet, Penelope Cruz is looking effortlessly elegant as she wears vintage Chanel; the gown’s feather and black lace combination added with the fishtail hem really complements the old-school style. Cruz also wears earrings from her Atelier Swarovski collection.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

MAY 9:

For the Everybody Knows photocall, Cruz stands with her co-star/husband Javier Bardem as she wears another vintage black lace Chanel dress.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

MAY 10:

The power team we have all waited for have arrived: Cruz was joined by Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o for the photocall for new spy thriller 355.

Cruz wears a blue floral print dress by Ralph Lauren, its thin steps and ruffles perfect for Cannes’ warm weather. Lupita Wyong’o also wears a stunning black dress by Miu Miu.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

Are River Island and Missguided Making a Difference in the Fashion World?

 

It’s 2018, and the start of a breaking point for equality in fashion. Big retailers are battling new issues and are making style more diverse than ever.

When I put out a poll on Instagram asking if fashion retailers are doing enough to make fashion inclusive, 75% said no.

Equality in the fashion industry isn’t a new topic especially when it comes to race and size. This had led to River Island and Missguided producing new ways of throwing positivity into their clothing.

It all started last year in December when Missguided stopped photoshopping their models, which was introduced as their #makeyourmark campaign.

As said on their website, the #makeyourmark campaign was to “inspire babes the world over to love themselves, for themselves, to embrace your flaws, and to not strive for what the world perceives as perfection. Because f*** perfection, it doesn’t exist. We are making a pledge to never retouch our models’ perfect ‘imperfections’ out”.

Speaking to Tinar (@africanbritishcurvemodel), one of the main models of the #makeyourmark campaign, she tells me that it was “one of the best and most fulfilling jobs that I ever booked. The message that the campaign holds is very vital in this day and age. I personally believe this campaign was a trendsetter for other body positive campaigns”.

 

One of the most beautiful things about modelling is meeting beautiful queens who are out here spreading a similar message and striving to achieve their goals whilst inspiring other women to love their imperfections. I always learn so much from the people I work with and I’m always inspired and left with so much admiration. May you continue to be blessed in everything you do Queens! 😍👑 📸 @zoemcconnell #makeyourmark @missguided ____________________________________ #babesofmissguided #model #models #bodyactivist #blogger #fashion #bodyconfidence #motivation #inspiration #khloekardashian #plussize #fashion #bodyacceptance #bodyactivist #inspire #lingerie #campaign #style #tbt #photography #photooftheday #uk #usa #diversity #africa

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I asked why she thought Missguided introduced it. She says that it was to “remind women all over the world that we all have something that society defines as an imperfection.

“However we must take those definitions and defy them. We create our own beauty and our uniqueness is the reason we shine even more.”

The campaign received a positive reaction from many, and led to Missguided to continue to spread the good vibes by introducing their new, diverse mannequins into their two stores in London and Kent.

 

 

Vitiligo, stretch marks and freckles were just some of the examples that the mannequins embraced. As well as body positivity, the mannequins were also representing different types of ethnic backgrounds, something rarely seen.

Sales assistants in the London store are definitely on board with them. Adrian Peprah says that the mannequins “give more opportunities for different ethnicities to be more prominent in media, and obviously fashion”.

He also says that he believes there is a lack of diversity in the fashion world and that “it’s better if more stores come together and be more diverse”.

As well as a positive message, Missguided are setting the example to other retailers to follow in their footsteps and make fashion as inclusive as it can be. Missguided have changed the way how fashion is displayed.

Diverse mannequins on display at Missguided’s London store

Mannequin with stretch marks at Missguided’s London store

 

River Island is promoting self-love too, as for their 30-year anniversary, they introduced their Labels Are For Clothes campaign back in February. You may have seen their feisty, self-loving advert with the hashtag.

 

 

Labels Are For Clothes was made to promote an anti-bullying stance, and in result, as well as using their platform to get the message across, River Island launched a clothing range dedicated to the campaign.

However, it doesn’t stop there as for every piece sold, £3 goes to the anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label. And for every photo of the clothing shared with the #LabelsAreForClothes, the charity gets a further £1.

The campaign got a lot of support via social media; there are almost 4,000 posts on Instagram with the hashtag.

 

To learn what a true impact the campaign has made for Ditch the Label, I spoke to Kat Scaife, Head of Partnerships and Fundraising at the charity.

She firstly tells me: “It’s great to work with a high street retailer that shares our message of positivity and diversity.”

She describes how River Island has helped the charity reach a wider audience, not only for their anti-bullying message but also for “raising awareness of the support that Ditch the Label provides, letting more young people know that we’re here if they need us”.

As we can see, River Island is physically making a difference by producing clothing that spreads a message and donates money to a well-deserved charity at the same time.

Scaife says that more fashion retailers should be following in River Island’s footsteps.

She says: “We’d like to see equality and diversity in advertising becoming the norm, helping Ditch the Label achieve their ambition of a world that’s fair, equal and free from all types of bullying.”

I also spoke to Lauren Ridley, Customer Relationship Manager at River Island, and a key player in the campaign. Ridley tells me why it was put into place.

She simply says: “To promote inclusivity, diversity and body & self-confidence.”

She tells me her favourite part of Labels Are For Clothes was “being able to see an array of people, from different walks of life, cultural backgrounds and different abilities come together and show they are strong and united in standing against labelling and stereotyping”.

Lauren Ridley (Left) wearing her #Labels Are For Clothes t-shirt

But why is this campaign important to modern day fashion?

Ridley shares her thoughts: “I think that big brands, such as River, must use their vast and powerful platforms to help spread positive messages. In this case we were able to raise awareness of prominent cultural and social issues to really engage and unite young people.”

Both Missguided and River Island are making significant impacts to modern fashion by using their platforms to promote self-love and positivity.

 

Day 1 of London Fashion Week with Emulsion London

Emulsion London are back at London Fashion Week to get the best coverage of what designers have to offer for Autumn/Winter 2018.

I got to see Ki Price, co-creator and photographer of Emulsion London, do what he does best and get those desired photographs of the new collections from Fyodor Golan and Bora Asku.

Not only were the models looking exceptional in the new designs but Price sure entered in style too, wearing his Vivienne Westwood suit and INEOS injunction t-shirt.

He shows off his style in the best way possible: sitting on the same throne Lady Gaga posed on for a Hello Kitty shoot.

Ki Price on the throne Lady Gaga posed on for a Hello Kitty shoot in 2009, London. 16.02.18 (Photo by Emma Fulton Price)

Emulsion London have got the pictures and below you can see the designs from Friday’s major shows.

Bora Asku:

Models show off the Bora Asku collection at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

Close up of Bora Asku’s designs at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

London-based Turkish designer Bora Asku delivers a collection of feminine meets masculine attire.

We saw white, frilly dresses with sheer panels and Victoriana-like collars, contrasted with dark, tailored suits made of velvet and cashmere wools.

The collection was said to be inspired by a Georgian-era woman who had to dress up as man in order to be a surgeon, as it was unheard of for a woman to be a doctor in that time.

Not only did Bora Asku showcase elegant and preppy pieces but also shows experimentation with gender and clothing.

 

Fyodor Golan:

One of Fyodor Golan’s collaborative creations with MTV at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

A model wears a hot air balloon and parachute inspired Fyodor Golan creation at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

A model wears a colourful Fyodor Golan design at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

Fyodor Golan has teamed with MTV to create some serious bold looks.

The designer has not been afraid of contrasting bright reds and yellows with blues and greys, and adding rainbow stripes, his signature design.

The MTV logo was displayed on the pieces, such as on the front and sleeves of sweatshirts to showcase the collaboration.

Models had dramatic white make up on their eyes and forehead, which allowed the clothes to truly be the source of colour.

Overall, Fyodor Golan definitely showed us how to conquer street style.

 

PETA Protest:

Topless PETA activists protesting against animal clothing at the Autumn/Winter 2018 show in London, 16.02.18 (Photo by Ki Price/ Emulsion London/ Getty Images)

PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, had activists protest topless outside of the LFW studios.

The protestors had ‘wear your own skin’ written on their topless bodies to try and encourage passers-by to stand up against animal clothing products; this includes fur, leather, shearling etc.

The radical vegan protest took the attention of many, especially us, as this is the second protest that has happened during LFW (the first being Dame Vivienne Westwood’s anti-fracking protest).

Dame Vivienne Westwood Begins London Fashion Week With Fracking Protest

 

Dame Vivienne Westwood stands proudly with models and activists against INEOS for #talkfracking, London. 15.02.18

I was invited to Dame Vivienne Westwood’s anti-fracking catwalk by Ki Price and Emma Fulton, co-creators of Emulsion London, a disruptive visual content agency.

Emulsion London are pros when it comes to photographing Westwood as they work directly with the fashion designer for portraits and activism photographs, which includes the #talkfracking project.

After working with Price recently on celebrity shoots, I got the opportunity to be a part of helping Emulsion London capture Westwood battling INEOS in a pop-up catwalk right outside their head office.

 

 

INEOS are a fracking company who has a bad reputation with environmental pollution as well as protestors.

Westwood was beside her son, Joe Corré, who will be taking INEOS to the Court of Appeal for obtaining an injunction that prohibits protests against their fracking activities.

Westwood and Corré clearly ignored their injunction and along with fellow models and activists, peacefully protested in the style of a catwalk, as well as telling the company “frack off”.

 

 

All those involved were wearing Westwood’s new INEOS injunction line, including t-shirts and dresses, which were simple, black and white, and had a clever message imprinted on them: ‘FRACKING CLIMATE CHAOS INEOS.’

 

Model Chloe Jasmine, protesting against INEOS with Dame Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré, London. 15.02.18

 

Corré said at the catwalk: “People respect the law because people expect it’s there to protect them.

“If the law is able to be bought by corporations, if they’re able to game the system to turn the law against us, then people will no longer respect the law.”

 

Protesters standing outside INEOS’ head office, London. 15.02.18

 

Dame Vivienne Westwood and son Joe Corré stand alongside models and activists to protest against INEOS, London. 15.02.18

 

When the catwalk finished, Price got ready for stage two of his work: editing the photos.

We sat opposite Westwood as Price began straight away so he could upload them to Getty Images for press use.

 

Ki Price editing photos of the anti-fracking catwalk opposite Vivienne Westwood, London. 15.02.18

 

The finished photographs taken by Price can be now seen in newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, as shown below.

Once again, Emulsion London has captured Westwood at her best, aligning with protestors once more, and using London Fashion Week to gain publicity for an issue that many are not aware of.

I look forward to seeing what happens next for #talkfracking, which Emulsion London will be covering.

Ki Price’s photograph used in The Daily Telegraph.