Clothes Show Live celebrates fashion’s next generation of talent with Bright Young Things shoot

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Clothes Show Live has released the results of their latest Bright Young Things shoot, bringing together the best of the industry’s emerging talent for the Class of 2014.

The event has a legacy of working with aspiring hopefuls by providing an advanced educational programme designed to raise the profile of emerging designers.

Curated by winners of Clothes Show Live Creative Awards, along with mentors from the industry including fashion industry commentator, Caryn Franklin, the creative team line-up consisted of a combination of students and graduates from all areas of the industry spanning design, photography, styling, modelling, hair styling, make-up artistry, and journalism.

Last year’s Young Fashion Photographer of the Year, Lenny Codd, worked with her mentor Claire Pepper on the shoot which featured model Olivia James, from Northampton, who was scouted by Select Model Management and chosen from hundreds of girls to become the ‘Face of 2014’. She was joined by top model, Georgia Frost, who was scouted by Select in 2005 at just 14 and has since gone on to work with industry heavyweights such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Chanel, H&M, and Mario Testino.

The shoot was styled by Sophie Benson, co-editor and fashion director of Flake, with assistance from Jordan Shields, a current Fashion student at Northampton University whose work was also featured in the shoot.

Other pieces came courtesy of Creative Award winners including Young Designer of the Year 2013, Joanne Street, along with a handbag designed by Nadine Acquaah, a t-shirt by Hannah Dawes, and a customised OnePiece onsie by Georgina Ingledew.

Freelance makeup artist, Charli Avery, created several different looks for the shoot inspired by bright colours and pops of neon, while Jimmy Bilton of Taylor Taylor London used hair extensions to create big, bold looks.  Blogger of the Year winners, Remotely Fashion, were also on hand to cover the shoot.

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