London Fashion Week 2019 Harry Clicks Story

 

london fashion week

London Fashion Week 2019

The fashion frenzy is about to begin as London Fashion Week opens its doors again this September get ready to indulge yourself in two weeks of catwalks, after-parties and fashionistas. You’ll be able to spot them all over London, from jet lagged high-end models to the biggest designers in the industry.

London Fashion week

LFW History

The British Fashion Council, a non-profit trade group aiming to promote British design in the UK and abroad, was founded in 1983. They then launched London Fashion Week just one year later in 1984, from a West London car park. Some of the first designers to be there were Betty Jackson, David Fielden and John Galliano.

The event continued to go on each year until the early nineties when the recession meant only a few designers were chosen to showcase their collection. But, in 1993 the event regained its reputation as Naomi Campbell put on an eye-popping display walking down the catwalk topless for the Philip Tracey collection. The event continued to regain popularity when student designer Stella McCartney’s collection was modelled by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in 1995 which sold out completely.
London Fashion Week approached new difficulties in the early 2000’s as British designers like McCartney and McQueen took their talents elsewhere across European countries and US designers were hesitant to travel after 9/11, which left a gap in the market. This facilitated Topshop being the first high street store to be featured at LFW which then led on to the ongoing popularity and demand for high street budget friendly fashion.
In 2009, LWF continued to attempt to re-attract those major brands such as Burberry with the return of Anna Wintour to her front-row seat after a two-year absence. Shortly after this, digital became a big part of the fashion industry with 2,000 bloggers registering to attend LFW in 2014.
LFW was also the first major fashion week to go fur free in 2018, which was complexly ground-breaking in the fashion industry. It is also a huge contributor to the UK’s economy with it directly contributing £32.3 billion to the UK’s GDP in 2017 meaning it’s now almost as big as the finical sector.

How I (Harry Clicks) Get Into London Fashion Week

I  have aspirations of being a fashion photographer 10 years back when I came to London 2009. I saw Hindi movie call Fashion (2008 film). London Fashion Week is about as big as it can get. It’s one of the main fashion capitals of the world, and remains highly respected for both designers and the press.

hardeep Singh
Hardeep Singh (Harry Clicks) 2011 at LFW11

As a result, getting into fashion shows can seem difficult. you must have all camera equipment.   There are hoops to jump through in the form of paperwork and applications, that requires you to have experience before you get experience, and even fees to be paid for passes.

Email Everyone (and I Mean Everyone)

the official London Fashion Week website and I check out the schedule. Each designer listed there will have a press contact. I grab those details and write them an email, telling them

Dear 
I am photojournalist building my portfolio for fashion 
photojournalism. 
Any opportunity  for London fashion week photographer pass.Please let me know 
Many thanks 
Hardeep Singh (Harry)                     
Freelance Photographer, Photojournalist
PHONE: +44 (0)789823826 
Email:-har2989@gmail.com 
 www.harryclicks.com 
 I am a photographer. I Give an Experience of beauty. Confidence and transmission.  
Build Your Passion | Make A Difference | Leave A Legacy

 

Once my emails are out, 18 show passes confirmed out of 117 emails from designers unit 8/09/2019.  it’s a case of waiting to see what comes in. Some passes may only be confirmed the day before the show, as the organizers juggle their list and hold onto a few places until the last minute.

Designers ask for Examples of your previous work for an accreditation pass, they would be review and confirm your attendance.

My official pass, and permissions from individual designers Show Schedule

Monday 9th September

PRITCH LONDON / RUNWAY 7:30PM

Thursday 12th September

A Celebration of Canadian Design/ Runway 6:00PM

This year, TFI are coming to London Fashion Week in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, Global Affairs Canada, City of Toronto and the Canada-UK Foundation, to showcase ‘A Celebration of Canadian Design’ which will feature 10 of Canadas leading clothing and accessory designers and their SS20 collections.

The event will showcase the spring/summer 2020 collections from 10 of Canada’s leading apparel and accessory designers:

 

Friday 13th September

Jamie Wei Huang/ Runway 10:00AM

I love four Seasons/ Runway 4:00PM

Pam Hogg/ Runway  5:00PM

Maian Breton/ Runway 9:00PM

Saturday 14th September

Kepaza/ Runway 4:30PM

Rocky Star / Runway 5:30PM

Fashion London /Runway 7:30PM

Stories From Arabia/Runway 8:30PM

Sunday 15th September

FJU Talents / Runway 1:45PM

A- Jane/ Runway 3:00PM

Ying Sheng Education Graduate Runway 4:15PM

LeSillage/ Runway 6:45PM

Atelier Zuhra/ Presentation 8:00PM

My attendance would be above show runway. other shows I refused my invitation because timing overlapping with other shows.

 

 

 

 

Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019)

Peter Lindbergh 2015.jpeg
Lindbergh, New York, 2016

He was born 23 November 1944, Died 3 September 2019 (aged 74).

 

“IF PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING OR REFLCTING AN IMAGE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY, THEN, I MUST SAY, THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY FOR THE FUTURE, AND THIS IS TO DEFINE WOMEN AS STORNG AND INDEPENDENT. THIS SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PHTOGRAPHERS TODAY: TO FREE WOMEN, AND FINALLY EVERYONE, FROM THE TERROR OF YOUTH AND PERFECTION.”

PHTOGRAPHER  Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019)

Biography

Known for his memorable cinematic images, Peter Lindbergh is recognised as one of the most influential contemporary photographers. Born in Lissa (Germany) in 1944, he spent his childhood in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).
He worked as a window dresser for a local department store and enrolled the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s. He remembers these years: “I preferred actively seeking out van Gogh’s inspirations, my idol, rather than painting the mandatory portraits and landscapes taught in Art schools…”.

Inspired by the work of the Dutch painter, he moved to Arles for almost a year, and then embarked a journey hitchhiking through Spain and North Africa. He later studied free painting at the College of Art in Krefeld. Influenced by Joseph Kosuth and the Conceptual movement, he is invited before graduating to present his work at the renowned avant-garde Galerie Denise René – Hans Mayer in 1969. After moving to Düsseldorf in 1971, he turned his attention to photography and worked for two years assisting German photographer Hans Lux, before opening his own studio in 1973. Becoming well known in his native country, he joined the Stern magazine family along with –photography legends Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer, and moved to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career.

Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. His humanist approach and idealisation of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges the soul and the personality. He changed drastically the standards of the fashion photography in times of excessive retouching considering that there is something else that makes a person interesting, beyond their age. He explains: “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” His singular vision, presents them in their pure state, “in all honesty”, avoiding all stereotypes as he privileges a face with hardly any make-up, in a baring that enhances the authenticity and the natural beauty of his women.

He offered a new interpretation of women post-1980’s without paying too much attention to the clothes, considering that: “If you take out the fashion and the artifice, you can then see the real person.” Lindbergh says. British journalist Suzy Menkes points out that the German photographer is: “Refusing to bow to glossy perfection is Peter Lindbergh’s trademark – the essence of the images that look into each person’s unvarnished soul, however familiar or famous the sitter.”

Lindbergh is the first photographer to include a narrative in his fashion series, his storytelling brought a new vision of art and fashion photography. Over the years, he has created images that marked the history of photography, characterised by a minimalist approach of the post-modernist photography. Back in 1988, Lindbergh garnered international acclaim by showing a new generation of models all dressed in white shirts that he had recently discovered and launched their careers. A year later, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz, young models then, were photographed together for the first time by him for British Vogue’s legendary January 1990 cover.

Pop singer George Michael, the initiator of the movement of the Supermodels, was inspired by the photographs taken by Lindbergh for Vogue, to create the iconic video for his song Freedom 90, followed by Gianni Versace, marking the beginning of the era of the celebrity-models, which redefined the image of the new modern woman. In the May 2016 issue of the prestigious magazine Art Forum, Lindbergh declares in his interview with journalist Isabel Flower that “a fashion photographer should contribute to defining the image of the contemporary woman or man in their time, to reflect a certain social or human reality. how surrealistic is today’s commercial agenda to retouch all signs of life and of experience, to retouch the very personal truth of the face itself?”

His work is best known for his simple and revealing portraits, his still lives and his strong influences from early German Cinema and industrial surroundings of his childhood, dance and cabarets, but also landscapes and outer space. Lindbergh works with the most prestigious fashion brands and magazines since the late 1970’s, including international editions of Vogue, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar US, Wall Street Journal Magazine, The Face, Visionaire, Interview and W. In 2016, Lindbergh was commissioned for a record third time to create the 2017 edition of the Pirelli calendar, being the first one to photograph it more than twice in the fifty years history of the iconic calendar. He previously photographed the 1996 and 2002 editions.

His work is part of the permanent collections of many Fine Arts museums around the world and has also been shown in prestigious museums and galleries. Among these are the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), as well as solo exhibitions at Hamburger Banhof (Berlin), Bunkamura Museum of Art (Tokyo) and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow). The exhibition ‘A Different Vision on Fashion Photography’, initiated by the Kunsthal Rotterdam in 2016, was then displayed at the Kunsthalle München and in Turin’s Venaria Reale. In 2017, he took part in the exhibition ‘Alberto Giacometti Beyond Bronze’ presented at the Kunsthaus of Zurich, followed by ‘Shadow And Substance’ at the Gagosian Gallery (London) and ‘Seizing the invisible’ at the Giacometti Institute (Paris) in 2019.

Lindbergh has directed a number of critically acclaimed films and documentaries: Models, The Film (1991); Inner VoIces (1999) which won the Best Documentary Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2000; Pina Bausch, der Fensterputzer (2001) and Everywhere At Once (2007), which was narrated by Jeanne Moreau and presented at the Cannes and Tribeca Film Festivals.

Harry Clicks London Mela

Mela returns to Southall with wall of colour and sound with Harry Clicks London. On Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1st September 2019, to Southall Park in the heart of Europe’s oldest Asian Community. Expect incredible international artists, magnificent musicians and phenomenal local talent in London’s biggest celebration of Asian culture and creativity.

I was there for few hours on Sunday 1st September 2019.

Hype & Fever
HYPE AND FEVER are a prolific Leicester-raised, London-based DJ, MC performance and production duo, consisting of the Kala-Lee brothers: Naveen (DJ, Hype Hyphen) and Bhumeet (Vocals/production, Cold Fever). The duo’s fresh sound pays respect to the past without being enslaved by it; they cut, match and mix the rhythms of their Jamaican and Indian heritage into a unique and experimental vibe that boasts individuality and innovation. Hype and Fever create an evocative and contemporary mélange by combining mainstream with the underground; where city streets meet suburban driveways
Esha Maria
British Asian teen Esha Maria is a rising star in the music world. She was a BBC Future Sounds artist in 2018 at just 17 years old and performed at The BBC’s Biggest Weekend.
esha maria london mela
Esha Maria

THREE BOYS

Amanjot Sangha
A Hindi, Punjabi and English singer. Indian Classically and Western Classical trained with a distinction in Grade 8. Winner of the UK AMA Unsigned Act Award 2012. Winner of the young achievers award from the Mayor of London. Winner of the Voice of Punjab UK 2013.
Amanjot Sangha IN lONDON MELA 2019
Amanjot Sangha
 TASHA TAH
Tasha Tah has been on the British Asian music scene since her explosive debut single ‘Haan De Munde’ released in 2011. With following hit singles such as ‘Kurbaan’, ‘Lak Nu Hila’ and the game-changing ‘Malang’, Tasha has amassed a strong fan following in the UK and internationally, with over 26 million YouTube hits. The sassy British singer, songwriter draws her inspiration from her Indian background, a strong musical family heritage and being in and around musical icons from a very young age.
 Panjabi Hit Squad
Panjabi Hit Squad are British DJs, producers and radio broadcasters for BBC Asian Network and formerly BBC 1Xtra. The group recorded several albums, including Desi Beats Vol 1 with Def Jam. They have won the UK Asian Music Awards three times, in 2003, 2005 and 2012. They produced two albums for Ms Scandalous, Ladies First and Aag. ​ They won two UK Asian Music Awards (UK AMA) for Best Radio DJ, in 2003 and 2005. In 2007, Panjabi Hit Squad started to host their own show on BBC Asian Network on Saturdays from 6pm–9pm. In 2012 they won the UK AMA for Best Club DJ. They are long time supporters of The London Mela having performed on conventional stages and been part of commissions and The Mela Carnival in 2012.

WordCamp Brighton Photography

Woed press

WordCamp Brighton A #WordPress conference was for everyone. 16-18 August 2019, on the beautiful south coast of Venue: The Clarendon Centre, 47 New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GQ England. 

It was one of the many WordCamps that happen all over the world. WordCamp in Brighton was informal conferences organised by WordPress users and was open to everyone who’s keen to learn, share knowledge, and celebrate WordPress.

This was the fun capturing, accessible and diverse event. Regardless of my experience with WordPress, I was invited to join them beside the seaside of photojournalism let the photographer should tell you a story.

There were more than 26 speakers to hear from in a range of lecture-style presentations as well as ‘lightening talks’ and panel sessions.

WordCamp Brighton ALAIN SCHLESSER
SPEAKER:-ALAIN SCHLESSER SESSION:- Building a Realtime Status Page using the combined power of Gutenberg and Firebase.    Software Engineer – @WPCLI  Maintainer – WP Core Contributor – Google Developers Expert in Web Technologies – Lesser half of @CaroleOlinger– Header pic: @gd6d 

Alain is a freelance software engineer and WordPress consultant living in Germany. Passionate about software architecture and code quality, he never misses an opportunity to share best practices and tries to live up to his educational aspirations through public speaking and blogging. You can read his thoughts on code & other things at https://www.alainschlesser.com Twitter under the handle @schlessera

Dan Maby in WordCamp Brighton
SPEAKER:- Dan Maby @blue37digital . Founder @WPandUP . Organiser @wpldn , @wpessex , @wpsuffolk & @wpliverpool . Lead @WordCampLondon . Busy ENFP-A

Dan is a director at Blue 37 – a WordPress specialist agency. He’s also the Founder & Trustee of WP&UP – a charity that supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community. You’ll find him organising WordCamps, Meetups and events throughout the UK. He thrives on business development and project management, as well as having a passion for seeing success within others.

Craig West WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019
SPEAKER:-Craig West, SESSION:- Decoupled/Headless WP and WP Components for non-WP sites
WordCamp Brighton
He is a WordPress Developer in Brighton and has been producing courses on Udemy.
JUDITH SCHRÖER in WordCamp Brighton
SPEAKER:- JUDITH SCHRÖER, SESSION:- Time Management: 7 tips (tried & tested). She is a digital business administrator, she consults freelancers and small companies on all aspects of online marketing and digitisation.  @JudiCGN 

Sabrina Zeidan, Piotr Bąk in WordCamp BrightonSESSION:- How to Measure, Improve and Maintain Your WP Website Performance. SPEAKERS:- Piotr Bąk IT engineer from Poland, working with WordPress for 8 years. Focused on technical aspects of WordPress performance optimisation. SABRINA ZEIDAN:- A fan of WordPress since 2010, Sabrina is fond of scaling the networks of websites with WordPress Multisite and performance optimisation. She focuses on making WordPress websites faster as a part of the WP Media team.

 

Rhys Wynne in WordCamp Brighton
SPEAKERS:- Rhys Wynne, SESSION:- A Developer’s Guide to Working With Marketing Teams. He is a Freelance WordPress Plugin developer, author and speaker.  WordPress fanatic. Freelancer at @dwinrhys Developer of @WPEmailCapture. Huge fan of the Eurograps. Suffering fan of #walesaway.            SESSION:- A Developer’s Guide to Working With Marketing Teams @rhyswynne
wordcamp brighton
SPEAKERS:- Ben Kinnaird, Melin Edomwonyi, Si Cooke, SESSION:- Lightning Talks, WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL WORDPRESS AWARDS This talk was about the roadmap for developing the IWP awards, learn what the awards are all about and how you can get involved. Suitable for absolutely everyone!

 

BEN KINNAIRD in WordCamp Brighton
BEN KINNAIRD Online marketing geek for @RatherInventive – Event speaker – Podcaster on Something Inventive – Maker of customer feedback collection app http://SayHola.co  

BEN KINNAIRD loves to help people solve problems, often using technology to simplify and automate their life so they can take back more time or take on more challenges.

David Lockie’s in wordcamp brighton
SPEAKER:- David Lockie, SESSION:- The Future of Our Local WP Communities – How Industry Pressures Will Change the Way We Work.

David Lockie’s interests lie in WordPress, blockchain, and other associated open source and decentralised tech. He’s the founder and director of Pragmatic – the largest WordPress agency in Europe, which he started in 2012. David loves working with the team at Pragmatic in delivering websites that add real value to businesses, and in turn, enjoys sharing his expertise on this topic at international conferences such as WooConf and WordCamp.

SPONSORS

There were many great sponsors who are helping WordCamp Brighton 2019. this was not possibly done it without them and it greatly appreciated the support.

BRIGHTON PAVILION SPONSORS

WOOCOMMERCE:- WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce platform built on WordPress.
Sell anything online with the flexibility and freedom of the world’s most popular CMS.

JETPACK:-  Transform how you work with your WordPress sites: Jetpack connects your site to the global services, community, and support provided by WordPress.com. Focus on the substance of your site, not the software.

PRAGMATIC, EASYWP BY NAMECHEAP, GODADDY, BLUEHOST, HUBSPOT, HOSTINGER, SITEGROUND, PAYPAL AND

WP&UP:-

WP&UP in wordcamp brighton
WP&UP a charity with a mission to support and promote positive mental health within the WordPress community.

YITH:-

yith in wordcamp brighton
YITH is the first and fully independent platform for the sale of plugins for WooCommerce, a constantly growing company that’s been a leader in the field for years now.

WEGLOT:-

WEGLOT in wordcamp brighton @WordCampBTN
Weglot is one of the best WordPress multilingual plugins to translate and display your website in multiple languages.

DEPLOYHQ:-

DEPLOYHQ IN wordcamp brighton wordcamp brighton @WordCampBTN
DeployHQ is the super-simple way to build and deploy your WordPress site to your hosting environment. Whether you’re deploying to SSH, FTP or Amazon S3,

WHAT’S FOOD MENU AT WORDCAMP BRIGHTON 2019?

FOOD AT wordcamp brighton @WordCampBTN
No one was going hungry at WordCamp Brighton!
FOOD AT wordcamp brighton @WordCampBTN
local caterers, Planted, fed us during the main conference days.
 wordcamp brighton @WordCampBTN
The menu was completely vegan.

For the fourth year running, @WordCampBTN was a great opportunity for the WordPress community to get together to discuss ideas, share knowledge, and show off how much they love using WordPress. If you’re just starting out or you’re a WordPress expert, a WordCamp is perfect for getting more involved.