Monday, 20 September 2010

Triumph Inspirational Awards 2010 (Photo Heavy)

For the past two years, Triumph have held design competitions for student designers across the world. This year, the final was held in London. I went to the UK Final back in June, and was really impressed by some of the designs, so was really excited to see what was instore for the worldwide final.
I was really lucky to be invited to the final, as well as hang out backstage beforehand as well.

I've never been backstage at a fashion show before, so this was definitely an experience. At first, I had no idea what to do. There were gorgeous, tall models walking around in next to nothing, as well as important people running around. I was given a tour of what was going on by the lovely Kat, from Yellowdoor PR, and she was definitely great company to have.
As soon as I knew what was happening, I whipped out my camera and took some pictures. I'd had a look at all the designs online and they all looked amazing, so I was looking forward to actually seeing them.

I next wandered around to see what the models were doing. They were all so pretty and it was a lot of fun seeing them getting ready. The Toni & Guy team were doing amazing jobs on all the model's hair and it was fun watching all the make up artists, from Florrie White, at work.

I then had a nice time mingling with some fellow bloggers, while being surrounded by lovely drinks and canapes. There were also some models there looking AMAZING.

Fashion Show:
We took our seats and I had a bit of a celebrity spotting session. I spotted Louise Redknapp across the catwalk, as well as Adam Gracia, who was hosting the show (he did a great job).

And the judges on the panel included Matthew Williamson and Helena Christiensen (who looked remarkable).

The designs were truely unique, so it was so much fun watching them. Here are some of my favourites.

Justin Singh: Canada

Kao Tsai Hsuan: Taiwan

Ayumi Kawase: Japan

Xu Yi: China

Sofie Insam: France. This was pretty cool. The model burst the balloons at the end of the catwalk and coloured power went everywhere. Awesome to say the least.

And then it was time to announce the top 3:

Third place was Ludovico Loffreda of Italy:

Second place was Amaya Carcamo of Spain:

And the winning design, which will be adapted by Triumph, was Nikolay Bojilov of Bulgaria:

What do you all think of the designs? Amazing, aren't they?

Sherin xx


janettaylor said...

Mhmmm...I love Tiumph!

Sami said...

Ooo I can't wait to see more backstage pics... I've always wondered if it's like how you see it on the TV lol x

FashionJazz said...

I love fashion shows and behind the scene pics are the best!Hope you are well hun! xx

Milana said...

Nice read & lovely pics, Sherin! I wanna go too ;)

Have a great day!


Tanvi said...

Quite amazing! [And jealous that you get to experience all this!] :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a fantastic event! I absolutely adore these photographs! :)

Allison said...

I'm thrilled you included so many pictures! This must have been an amazing opportunity! :) Omg, Matthew Williamson - he is my favorite! If I didn't like you so much, I'd be totally jealous/envious! :)

Anonymous said...

Helena is fab, she always looks impeccable!

Bhav x

Anonymous said...

loving this inspiration
thanks for sharing, keep up your great blog!
and thank you so much for your comments, they mean the world to me!
i'll be checking back for sure, want to exchange links?


Harriet said...

This is such a great post - I love the sneak peek backstage! It was lvoely seeing you today, hope you got home safe and enjoy your goodie bag, I want a full post of what was in it so I can be envious!

Clare said...

Wow what an awesome post! These fashions are super duper amazing!! I am super jealous!

Savvy Gal said...

love backstage pictures. i think it is more fun than the show.

Style Eyes said...

These look amazing and I love love love Matthew Williamson, one of my favourite designers.

Tasha said...

How awesome that you were able to hang out backstage! Sounds and looks amazing!

Elle Sees said...

this is so amazing! i would've soaked in every detail too!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Okay, you seriously have the most fabulous life in the world. I am insanely jealous. :)

I love these designs. They are so crazy and unique and AMAZING!! xo

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