Below are credits for all the designers and models who participated in Friday’s and Saturday’s Fashion At The Barbican shows.
Because of the number of designers and models involved, and with shows like this being what they are, there were quite a few last minute substitutions to work out.
But we now believe we have the definitive set of catwalk credits — backstage crew credits having been posted earlier in a separate article (see top link on left).
The credits below are arranged by label in alphabetical order rather than running order. Beneath each label’s web address we’ve included the name of the principal contact at the label, which is usually (but not always) the owner and main designer.
In the galleries on the right, our catwalk pictures are presented in strict show running order, with six images (two rows of three thumbnails) from each designer segment showing all the models who participated in that segment.
Despite the thoroughness of our researches, we acknowledge that the odd incorrect credit may still have slipped through.
So, models, if — either in the credits below or the picture captions for the galleries on the right — you discover that you’ve been wrongly spelt or, worse still, omitted completely, don’t panic!
Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct information and we’ll fix it as soon as we receive it — promise!
In an ideal world we would also like to be able to add to this page a complete set of links for everyone who participated. At the time of posting this article, we have about half the info we need for links for our models.
So to our models, again, if you would like a link from this page to your website or network page, please email info@thefetishistas giving us both your model name and the URL of the site or page you would prefer us to link to.
To keep things manageable, we must limit this to just one web address per model, please. We’ll put the links up as soon as we’ve got all your URLs.
Now here come the credits, and beneath them, EmmaJ’s thoughts on being this years creative director…
XPO 2008 FASHION AT THE BARBICAN SHOWS:
MODEL AND DESIGNER CREDITS
Friday: Samantha Stone, Suzie Wong, Xarah
Saturday: Harlot Rouge, Samatha Stone, Xarah
Friday: Lucrezia, Morgana, Olivia
Saturday: Lucrezia, October Noire, Olivia, SadEast
Friday: Calamity Amelie, Nola, Sister Sinister
Saturday: Mam’zelle Maz, October Noire
Noraly van Deursen
Friday: AndromedaX, Skin, Sohuiii
Saturday: AndromedaX, Azadeh, Skin, Oli, Swantje
Friday: Cristian Torrent, Cidy Souza, Denzil Kennedy, Thomas Sterling
Saturday: Cristian Torrent, Cidy Souza, Denzil Kennedy, Thomas Sterling
ENGINEERS OF DESIRE
Friday: AndromedaX, Sohuiii, Harlot Rouge, Oli
Saturday: Adam, Ali Treeclimber, AndromedaX, Azadeh, EmmaJ, Oli,
Friday: Nola, Ulorin Vex, Veronika Valentine
Saturday: Keisha Rio, Nola, Ulorin Vex
Friday: Harlot Rouge, Oli, Richard, Ruby Fortune
Saturday: BurnX, EmmaJ, Global Citizen, Khandie Kisses
Friday: Easy Tiger, Samantha Stone, Ulorin Vex
Saturday: BurnX, Easy Tiger, Ulorin Vex, WildAtHeart
Friday: Carmen Aline, Lady Lexi
Saturday: Carmen Aline, Lady Lexi
Friday: Jake Heaton, Oli, Jamms
Saturday: Jake Heaton, Les R Ayaoge, Jamms
Friday: Easy Tiger, Roswell Ivory, Sister Sinister
Saturday: Easy Tiger, Nyuszi Boros, Roswell Ivory
Friday: Elyssia, Maya Hansen, Morgana, Olivia
Saturday: Olivia, WildAtHeart, Layla Curley
Friday: Anita Debauch, Carmen Aline, Who?
Saturday: Ruby, Strawberry Kiss, Yomi
Friday: Elyssia, Roswell Ivory, Skin, Karen
Saturday: Keisha Rio, Roswell Ivory, Skin
Friday: Global Citizen, Ruby Fortune, Veronika Valentine
Saturday: Global Citizen, Les R Ayaoge, Ruby, Strawberry Kiss, Veronika Valentine
Friday: Bex, Calamity Amelie
MSS EMMAJ LOOKS BACK ON THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR…
“I loved doing The Xpo this year, don’t get me wrong! Even though it involved working literally every day for six weeks beforehand, and there were many times I could have thrown my Blackberry out of the window because it didn’t shut up.
“I approached it in a different way from last year’s shows by involving the designers themselves more. It made perfect sense as they know the type of models that suit their garments and the looks they want to create on the catwalk with hair and make-up.
“We had 25 hair stylists and MUAs each day, working to face charts describing the look each designer wanted to accompany their outfits.
“There were fewer models than last year as I wanted to make the quality of the modelling more of a priority. We were aiming to use only those models known for having a professional approach (unfortunately not something that can be said of all fetish models!).
“We ran two shows a day, and also supplied models to a separate Xpo press photo-call on the first day. We had virtually no problems with no-shows, diva behaviour or strops, and good communications prior to the Xpo meant everyone knew who they were modelling for.
“People on the scene don’t necessarily expect someone who is known primarily as a model to be able to take charge of such a big project.
“I think the reason I was able to pull this off is that I’m used to co-ordinating the production of my own shoots, which often includes handling the logistics of getting outfits to or from other countries, as well as organising the hair stylist, make-up artist, studio, photographer, retoucher etc.
“Doing the Xpo was like doing this but obviously on a much, much bigger scale. It was a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without the amazing team I had with me.
“So a big public thank you to wardrobe mistress Lady Lucie, the fantastic team of hair and make-up ninjas led by Sammm and Sophie, the beautiful models, and the designers who got involved and fully embraced the concept.”
‘There were fewer models than last year as I wanted to make the quality of the modelling more of a priority’