Sustainable Fashion Photoshoot in London

Cherie and Saad looking over a red tulle sheet

November 27, 2019

Sustainable Fashion

In a world of fast fashion and environmental crisis, the fashion-forward are finding ways to stay ahead of the curve, while remaining eco-friendly. Sustainable fashion is the way forward. Second-hand shopping, re-wearing and recycling are fast becoming the modern way to dress. So we created EDEN, a futuristic project based on a glimpse into what the sustainable fashion industry could look like in the years to come.

The Shoot

Designer and stylist Nicole (who I also worked with for Amaranthene) put together a number of looks, created with all bodies and genders in mind. The talent on this gal blows my mind. These outfits were created using old pieces, charity shop items and craft shop bits. I mean who can make a beret from scratch?? My models for the day were Cherie (who was also our creative director and brainbox behind the whole operation) and Saad. These two were absolute heroes all day long. Starting make-up with Hebe at 8am, outdoors on a chilly April morning in London’s Canary Wharf, they barely flinched. While I was wearing a hoodie and a jacket, and still shivering away.

Nicole assembled all of our outfits in-front of our very eyes. Some parts were pre-made, like the plastic netting with sequins, upcycled and added to Cherie’s red top, the elastic harness wrapped around Saad, the black beret made from leftover fabric that the black skirt was made from. Nicole made these outfits as environmentally-friendly as physically possible.

We’ve been lucky enough to have this photoshoot published in Feroc√© magazine. We used this shoot to highlight the importance of changing our behaviour when it comes to fast fashion and consumerism. So what can we do to help? We can shop at sustainable brands, who produce clothing with little to no environmental impact through sustainable practice. We can browse charity shops and vintage shops instead of endlessly scrolling through ASOS. We can breathe life into old outfits, by styling a different way or making something new out of something old.

If you’ve got an editorial shoot in mind, and you’d like to get me involved, take a look at my fashion portfolio or contact me!

The Team

Photographer – Jodie Mitchell
Stylist/Designer – Nicole Amber Holstein
Female Model – Cherie Amour
Male Model – Saad Naeem
Make-Up Artist – Hebe Waggett

 

Cherie wearing a red sustainable top and skirt co-ord to combat fast fashion, under a red tulle sheet in Canary Wharf

Saad wearing a red shirt fastened by a chain woven through the buttonholes.

Cherie wearing a red sustainable top and skirt co-ord to combat fast fashion in Canary Wharf

Cherie and Saad wearing all white eco-friendly, recycled outfits to combat fast fashion in a glass structure in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit to combat fast fashion with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit to combat fast fashion with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie and Saad wearing all white eco-friendly, recycled outfits to combat fast fashion in a glass structure in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white sustainable outfit to combat fast fashion with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Saad wearing an eco-friendly black and white outfit to combat fast fashion with silver face paint at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in a red glass lift in Canary Wharf

Cherie wearing a black and white outfit with a handmade matching black skirt and beret, in a red glass lift in Canary Wharf

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