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A model gets her hair rinsed with bottled waterPhotography Louise Parker

See fashion week through the eyes of a model

What’s it like to sip a coffee at Karl’s brasserie? Louise Parker shares her AW15 photo diary

Last couture season, model and photographer Louise Parker brought us an intimate look at the world backstage, giving us an exclusive glimpse into the life of a model: from strutting through Chanel’s delicate paper wonderland sipping champagne to hours of not-so-glamorous castings, she candidly portrayed what it’s really like behind the glitz of fashion week.

This season, the Minnesota-born model turned her lens backstage at the AW15 Womenswear shows to reveal the ins and outs of Erdem’s Hitchcock scenario, the realities of walking around in bunny slippers, and shooting vines behind the scenes at Topshop with Saint Laurent fave Madison Stubbington and rising Brit star Olympia Campbell. She also experienced Karl’s brasserie endeavours first hand: “As a model, it's always refreshing to be a part of a show that doesn't ask you to just walk down and back a runway,” she explained. “We were really encouraged to play the part of a girl in a brasserie; we were able to order drinks, talk with one another and even use our phones. My outfit was in the middle of the lineup so I was able to sit and enjoy an espresso while watching the rest of the show.”

Check out the gallery to spot your favourite faces doing their thing backstage, and follow Louise at and @LouiseBParker on Instagram.