Stylist, photographer, hair and make-up – every single position has been crowdsourced
It's six days and counting until New York Fashion Week kicks off, and with it the groundbreaking VFiles Made fashion show. For AW15, the online fashion platform decided to embrace internet democracy in all its messy gloriousness and allow its members to apply for every job going on its show – from its designers right down to hair, makeup, styling and photography. It announced its chosen designers two weeks ago, and now it's revealed the rest of its cool kid crew. Among its ranks? A 22-year-old wunderkind stylist and a Seoul-born photographer.
VFiles founder Julie Ann Quay told us: "Honestly we are so excited to bring these new voices to the forefront – the make up and hair references alone that we are working with right now as we prep the show are so inspiring and fun and just the general vibe of the whole collaboration with such great individual talents like Braydon and Andrea is exciting for fashion right now. The world class talent and voice that we will showcase at VFILES MADE FASHION is so powerful I think and such a collaborative effort."
Find out what VFiles had to say about the full line-up below and check out their portfolios for some inspiration. Who knows? If they can make it, so can you!
Mitch McGuire is a 22 year old fashion stylist from Columbus, Ohio, whose work is sly, playful, and slightly unnerving (in a good way!) His work has appeared in publications including DIS Magazine and Topical Cream, among others. Mitch is also the editor of refigural, a quarterly digital magazine of “fashion, art, and beauty refigured.
Born in Seoul, South Korea and currently based in London, Seung Lee is a photographer specializing in capturing fleeting and candid moments, especially in backstage settings. Since shooting Seoul Fashion Week in 2006, he has refined this skill and subsequently worked with cutting-edge designers including J.W. anderson, Jacquemus, Lowclassic, SteveJ and YoniP, KYE, and Six Lee. His methodology also lends a signature touch to his commercial and editorial image-making.
Art is the paramount influence in Andrea C. Samuels’ life and work. She began her creative career drawing and sketching people at the age of two, eventually enrolling in art college courses in The School of The Art Institute at age nine. At eighteen, a pivotal moment occurred: Andrea’s passion for art merged into makeup when experimenting with senior prom beauty looks. In 2009, Andrea Samuels enrolled and graduated from Make Up First LLC in Chicago, IL., and has since landed clients including Nickelodeon, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Maybelline Color Studio, Degrassi, Glossed & Found, Elle Magazine, Lana Jewelry and Kraft Foods. Her work can also be seen in fashion and commercial editorials published nationally and internationally.
Braydon Nelson grew up in Alberta, Canada on a cattle farm, starting his styling career at the age of five, perfecting his own pompadour. Inheriting his eye for style from his grandmother, he moved on from his own hair to a collection of wigs before making his way to to New York City to assist iconic hair stylist Garren.