Oh Lord !
I am not the easily impressed type of person. I barely comment usually... but I must say, you guys swept me off my feet and blew my mind away.. Hats off FreekA !.. A L'entendre and Buttonbrothers production.
My heart is literally still beating really fast over what happened that past weekend. I mean i was excited to fly from Brisbane in the name of African fashion (as always), but this event really surpassed all my exceptions. From the warm welcoming my baby boy and I received when we got to the studio roughly at past 11am, to all the attention we've received throughout the day during fittings and rehearsals, and even during the show.. All we've dealt with was smilng people, excited people, caring people. All of you were adorable. It was lovely to see some faces I've met or worked with before and a bunch of new ones. The vibe was extremely positive, I felt comfortable straight away. We were all there to simply support one another, empower one other and together deliver a bombshell, a good damn one.
The location was a pearl. I think it was just the perfect size, not too big not too small. It felt warm once guest started to take seats. I loved how you've styled it. It was kept very sober all in white, simple, with flower arrangements here and there and aligned zebra gift bags. Neat ! The show itself was spectacular. I enjoyed the balance between the line up of talented designers and entertainment. The performance by Cirque Africa was outstanding. I strongly doubt this guy have bones seriously. During the intercourse, I went and say hi to the Afrofeast Food truck guys. Having them there was a brilliant idea in my opinion. It was something different. They were selling yummy African street food at very reasonable prices. If i had to pick, the WOW effect for me was the finale by far. High five to Buttonbrothers. The smoke, the lighting, the music choice, the catwalk and of course the clothes... you should have seen the audience, it was a complete shut down ! Well done.
As a designer, I appreciated how smoothly were things happening backstage. You always hear stories of how crazy things can get behind the scenes of a runway. Not there. Everything was perfectly coordinated and the run sheet was being followed to the letter.
Thanks you Mati and Tapi for having me. Freekà was a serious production and i hope there will be more to come.
Thank you Billy, you were sharp and on point as a coordinator, it was great to meet you. Thank you to all the models fore wearing "Entre-Deux" with so much fierceness and elegance. Thanks to you too hairstylist and make up artist, you've definitely got fairy hands. And finally, last but not least thank you goes to the photographers for capturing these memorable moments.
Photo credits to Litt up Photography, Opazo Photography, James Juranke
Until next time..
13TH JUNE 2015 - FREEKA RUNWAY FASHION SHOW - MELBOURNE