Last week we completed our long awaited AW15 campaign. We haven't arranged a model campaign in a very long time so we were super excited to be able to work with a large team and get stuck right in this time round.
We found a great studio in Surrey Quays where we worked with Holly Broomhall
, Cat Parnell
and Leela Tikiadar
who were our photographer, makeup artist and model.
We've been secretly working on the new collections and this photo shoot for a while so it's great to see all our ideas in a few photos. There's something quite exciting about creating a concept and finally seeing it in real life when you can then capture it in an image. It's great to finally see what you've been working on for weeks on end finally come to life.
This time round we decided to do something different and experiment with paint.
Where does the paint tie in?
As Ottoman Hands is a brand that oozes colour; our statement gold and turquoise colours are what we're associated with, we wanted to incorporate this by dripping/painting/splattering these colours all over our models eyes and body.
Where did the inspiration come from?
We were looking at lots of different colour pallets when we came across an image of someone with lots of paint all over their body and hands. We thought it would be a great way to incorporate colour for the Autumn.
Our Schedule for the day
We arrived at the studio at 9am where the photographer and make up artist were setting up so that we could get started straight away.
We started the day off with a brief meeting, we discussed the number of outfit changes and different looks we wanted to capture as well as the type of hair and make up we wanted to start with.
As soon as this was done, Cat and Leela got started on hair and make up while Holly finished preparing the studio. We started with a very natural look, simple make up and luscious locks and slowly worked our way through 11 different looks.
We stopped shooting at around 1.30 so we could have lunch and refuel for the rest of the day.
After lunch we started experimenting with more paint and incorporated a lot more colour to the body until the very last shot where Leela's hands and arms were covered in different coloured paint speckles.
After our last shot, we packed up and are now anxiously waiting to see the finished products.
Here are a few more behind the scenes images for you: