ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature

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This month ALIVE teamed up with local designers Paulie Gibson, Michael Drummond, Laura Kathleen, Wai Ming, Skif and Rungolee for one of our largest and most detailed fashion feature shoots to date. Equipped with the impeccable eye and art direction from Attilio D’Agostino as well as an amazing team of fashion interns, we were set up for a successful and interesting shoot. We were lucky enough to shoot Ehren Dorsey, the St. Louis born and raised model whose androgynous style and flawless features are catapulting her to international recognition.

ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature
Image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino

Dorsey, known for keeping her hair cropped short, was the perfect canvas for the athletic inspiration that we chose for wardrobe and accessories. Hair stylist, Valerie Brown kept Dorsey’s hair perfectly coiffed during the 12-hour shoot.

ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature
Image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino

While Dorsey was in hair and make-up our fabulous team of Fashion Assistant Morgan Gillespie and interns Abigail Newell and Veda Kamra ensured that wardrobe was steamed and ready for their close-up.

ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature
Image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino

We shot our first look in the middle of Olive Street, Downtown. On set, all attention is focused on the wardrobe, hair and makeup—last minute touches and changes are always being made during the shoot. For this look we used a netting device used for motocross to create interest and texture to Paulie Gibson’s fashion-forward menswear.

ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature
Image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino

The concept for the shoot was to bring all the designers together through unconventional styling. We pulled athletic padding and accessories from Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods and the focus was to use the pieces out of their element.

ALIVE Behind the Scenes: September Fashion Feature
Image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino

Check out the September Fashion Feature and Q&A with Ehren Dorsey.

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