How did the ACShub team spend a sunny summer sunday afternoon on the 21st of August 2016 we hear you ask? Well it was more than an average Sunday afternoon of lazing around and stuffing your face with your Sunday jollof and chicken and catching up on the latest episode of power, to say the least. The ACShub team was granted exclusive press access to extravagant #MyRunwayLDN fashion show. The show took place at the huge Copper box Arena in East London. We were lucky enough to be granted access to every part of the building including the VIP area, and dressing rooms where the models were getting all glammed up and prepped for the show and who doesn’t love the view of stunning models in the buff? Cos’ we did! [Not in a pervy way or anything] 😉 I mean just look at them..
The show had a fun filled atmosphere, with an incredibly energetic audience who were clearly impressed by the showcase and performances. There was a variety of incredible acts who entertained the audience in their own unique ways, such as Raechel Kerr who blew the audience away with her strong vocals and dynamic performance!
Presenting on the night and smoothly carrying in the audience along were award-winning hosts @Remel-london and @Eddiekadi! Remel shared her experience of the show with us and described it as a “really good fusion of fashion, music and art!”
We had the chance to enjoy the show and also have a chat with some very interesting characters including the Models, Fashion designers, members of the MyRunway Crew, and some entertainers that were involved in the show. Upon entry into the dreamy chocolate heaven which was the dressing room, we stumbled across two stunning male models and we just had to grab them for a quickie! Michael @michael_oshin and Khaydn @kaixestylze (you should’ve seen the eyes on him) were asked a couple of questions about how they were feeling prior to the show to which they responded that they were feeling a mixture of emotions including ‘excitement’ ‘stress’ and even thirst! [Only for a drink I hope]. They also went on to say that although it was their first time being involved in the show, and the rehearsal process has been quite stressful and required a lot of commitment, it has “been a motive” and they would definitely do it again. Ayee Lets milly rock to that!
The fashion show would have been absolutely nothing without the fabulous fashion designers that were involved in the show. Both upcoming and well-established designers had their amazing creations showcased on the stage by the stunning models. The likes of Fashjonn, Rebecca Tembo, Swag LDN, Buffisha, LA’JOI and some other amazing fashion brands were present at the show. We had a chance to have a quick chat with the Founder of @Fashjonn who was honest enough to tell us that even after 2 and a half years of involvement in fashion showcases, he still gets stressed backstage. However, this does not stop the fact that he appreciates the “creativity of the show” and the fact both the show and the brand, help each other to grow. He also has a great relationship with the MyRunWay team and trusts them! Now that’s what we like to hear.. and see:
We also had a quick chat with @rebeccatemboUK the founder of the brand RebeccaTembo that specialises in custom made, bridal wear, gowns and much more. She thought the MyRunway team was great, as she has returned this year to work with them after working with them last year and described them as “great to work with”. She did, however point out that there was some miscommunication between the team and designers which could be improved for next years show!
We also grabbed the @Swag LDN guys who co-founded the super stylish urban clothing brand who didn’t know what to expect from the show but were still positively expectant regardless. They revealed to the ACShub press team that of all the fashion shows they have taken part in, “MyRunWay 2016 is by far the biggest show and venue so far!” They also rated the lead up to the show, a pretty damn good 8.5/10 and expected even more from the showcase. Now beat that..
Other amazing brands that had their models sporting their creations were; Aston Drew, Neemie, Cheats and thieves, Dao london and Edwrads & Enis! We got some awesome shots of the models struttin’ their stuff in the, beautiful, sexy, classy, extravagant, weird and wonderful fashion creations! Enjoy the view: