I am going to keep it really short on this post in regards to words. I don’t want to bore you as i would rather you enjoy some of the shots I took during the SS16.
Just one thing before I go. A few people I have spoken to do not seem to know the difference between London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend. I mean I didn’t many years ago. Anyway here’s my take on it.
London Fashion Week is mainly for the fashion industry professionals, ie designers displaying their new collections whiles buyers stock up on behalf of stores. It is also a time when magazines and established media outlets attend these shows and talk about the trends for the coming season. So in short, London Fashion Week is mainly for industry insiders. You have to be registered or be invited to attend the shows.
London Fashion Weekend on the other hand is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging
Enjoy the Photos and please come back for some exclusive photos for the London Fashion weekend taking place between Sept 24th and Sept 27th 2015.
The idea of Sunday best for me personally means wearing my well thought out garments to go to church. It’s like saving the best for that first day of the weekend where I can express myself through what I wear.
Sundays themselves can mean so many things to different people depending on various factors ranging from family gathering around the dining table for a roast, to good old powering down after a hectic Saturday night out. For Christians, it means going to church to worship and fellowship with one another.
In fact Sundays were days I looked forward to as it meant I get to spend more time with my mum and sisters whiles ‘chit chatting’ over lunch. It used to be like a routine where we would gather around the small TV set in the living room straight after lunch to watch our favourite TV programme. Watching TV for hours on a Sunday afternoon came with a corvette that we must have completed our school assignment the previous day.
Yep, no slackers and skivers allowed in the house. I have such great childhood memories with my siblings most of which were formed through our time together on Sundays.
However, none of the above comes close to waking up in the morning to get ready for church. Going to church was something my family did every Sunday without fail. It became tightly woven into our lives so much that it felt very strange if we did not go which rarely happened.
The drive to church, playing with the other kids at Sunday school and popping round to our aunt’s house on the way home from church were thoroughly enjoyable. Even then, the best part for me was when I wake up in the morning to get ready for church and I get to pick what I wear.
As a child, this excited me so much as I get to wear my very best. In fact Sunday outfit was so special that I had a separate suitcase where all my church clothes are kept in a neat and pristine manner.
As a teenager, I remember vividly pressing my shirts the night before just so it looks perfect for church in the morning. There was no way I would wear any of the clothes in my church suitcase anywhere else but church.
This was a routine I followed religiously all through my teen years and to a great extent still do today.
So my idea of ‘Sunday Best’ was born way back in my childhood days but continue today.
So when Lifestyle photographer Charles Augustus called me up on a Sunday morning to do a shoot after church, the two words that popped into my head were “Sunday Best”. Because Charles and I thoroughly enjoyed doing the shoot and the entire project itself, I have decided to share the photos with you in three instalments making them a short series. I will describe the entire look in my next post on Sunday best.