Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of the Designer Showcase

By Rikki Byrd
In Style

The excitement for the STLFW finale show was palpable as we were greeted by the backstage crew last night and models got prepped and primed for the final night of Saint Louis Spring Fashion Week.

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Dozens of models anxiously awaited their chance to cycle through hair and makeup, where tightly braided cornrows were being fashioned for designer Viktor Luna, and delicate curls and buns were neatly pinned up for the runway looks of Harbison. Amidst it all, the backstage crew stood nearby collaborating with the show’s designers, Luna, Harbison, Novis and Skif, drafting lineups and counting down to the moment of absolute frenzy when the first model stepped foot on the runway.

From Blue Bird Apparel models (for the pre-show presentation) clad in cat masks and smeared lipstick to faux hawks and leather leg garters donned by models for Luna, the behind-the-scenes show was almost as entertaining as the runway show. Keep scrolling to see all the action that took place behind the curtain before the Designer Showcase finale show.

All photos by Matt Kile.

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Faux hawks were pinned tightly to complement Viktor Luna’s designs.

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ALIVE fashion director and co-founder, Attilio D’Agostino, discusses last minute details with backstage crew.

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Models are more hyped than ever after hair and makeup.

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Novis designer Jordana Warmflash watches her collection from backstage.

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STLFW backstage coordinator Jessica Leitch gives direction to backstage crew.

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Models for Novis get prepped before the hitting the runway.

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Designer Charles Harbison puts finishing touches on his model.

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Models take a peek at the runway before getting dressed.

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Backstage crew waits for the show to begin.

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Viktor Luna chats with the backstage crew.

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Models wait for the pre-show presentation.

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Models chat backstage while waiting for the show to begin.

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Models get natural looks during hair and makeup.

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The frenzy backstage as models get prepped for the runway.

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Skif International models help each other with outfits.

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Models wear summer wedges and heels to complement their Devil City swimsuits.

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Models for Blue Bird Apparel snap a selfie after getting putting on their fierce cat masks.
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Models for Skif International waiting backstage before the show.

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Josh Nichols of KINK Salon touches up lipstick on models before they hit the runway.

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Models in fierce Viktor Luna designs take their places backstage.

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Viktor Luna puts the finishing touches on his signature leather leg garters.

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Model strikes a pose in Harbison.

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ALIVE Director of Marketing Lindsay Pattan watches the runway from backstage.

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STLFW co-founder/executive director and Laura Kathleen chat while backstage.

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