Last wednesday the 8th of October Fresh Faces Grand Finals 2014 kicked off in Barcelona, Spain. Models, photographers, fashion designers and many more industry professionals were part of this big event! Even though the 2 days were very hectic, we can definitely look back and say it was an amazing event and a great experience!
Read below the fine details of what went down during the Fresh Faces Grand Finals in Barcelona!
DAY 1 – Welcoming Fresh Faces 2014 Finalists at the Generator Hotel
On wednesday morning the models started arriving around 9am. The team of ModelManagement.com was there to welcome them at the Generator Hostel – the new, stylish and hip hostel of Barcelona considered the it place to be for young modern and hip travelers! The models came from all over the world, there was no time to waste and they almost started shooting their first pictures right away. The first day was not that chaotic! Some fun and simple shoots took place at the Generator with photographers Pelach Alonso, Natalia Sanchez, Ben Evans and David Dekel. Top choreographer Marie Ange Schmitt did her first catwalk training with the finalists, and the models & photographers got to know each other and everyone had a great lunch in the afternoon.
DAY 1 – Networking event with the finalists and the Modafad Designers
At 6pm, it was time for the models to meet 4 talented photographers at the Edificio Disseny Hub – home of Modafad! Mario Lomas, Jordi Blancafort, Nina Melton and Ben Evans together with fashion designers Pedro Covelo and Jon Mikeo, talked with the models, looked at their book and finally made a list of their favorites to shoot the day after, on Thursday! Smiles, food and drinks were also there, all topped up with a bit of spariling spanish cava provided by local brand Juve y Camps!
After this tiring first day, we all went to Generator Barcelona where a delicious and generous dinner was waiting. This moment was very friendly as the models and the ModelManagement team exchanged thoughts about their feelings and excitement for the Fashion show being held the following day! At 11, it was time to sleep and I’m sure they all dreamed about their future success!
DAY 2 – Fashion Shoots at Edificio Disseny Hub
Thursday, the D-Day! The models, photographers, hair & make-up artists, fashion designers and the ModeManagement.com team all arrived at the Edificio Disseny Hub, at 07.30 in the morning for some editorial fashion shoots! The models went straight into hair & make-up and the photographers started setting up. The 4 photographers from wednesday afternoon shot different team of models, with different styles and different locations around the Edificio Disseny Hub. After a long but awesome morning of shooting we left to one of the biggest shopping malls of Barcelona, La Maquinista, around 14 by bus!
DAY 2 – Catwalk training and fittings
It has already been a pretty intensive day for everyone especially the models & photographers, but thanks to the professionalism of everyone involved, everything went pretty smooth! Once everyone arrived at La Maquinista, Marie Ange Schmitt did another catwalk training on the runway with all the models while the stylist team led by Laia Gomez, the Montibello hairstylists and Rituals make-up artists lead by Carmina Camps and Luis Valverde, starting setting up backstage. There was not a lot of time to waste, but food is also very important! Everyone had a quick lunch and after that it was straight back to work with fittings and hair & make-up. Before we knew it was 8 o’clock and it was time to hit the runway! Everything was almost ready and we even had some refreshing Vita Coco Coconut Water drinks for the special guests!
DAY 2 – Fashion Show at La Maquinista
First look: Swimwear by SuperDry.
Second look: Avant-Garde collections by top emerging fashion designers of Modafad‘s Proyecto-T: Pedro Covelo, Jon Mikeo, Joan Ross, Kevin Fernandez Levices, Talia Baker, Kasia Niewiarowska
All the models did an amazing job! The Jury formed by Andreas Von Erstoff (CEO ModelManagement.com), Anna Valles (Glamour Magazine), Nerea Ibáñez Duerto (GQ Magazine), Gloria Martinez (Model), Paulo Ribeiro (President of Fashion TV Iberia), Antonia Dell’Atte (ex model and muse of Giorgio Armani), Pablo Álvarez (Technical Director of Montibello) and Chu Uroz (President of Modafad) only had about few minutes to choose 1 female and 1 male as the winners of Fresh Faces 2014! Spanish celebrity Natalia Alvarez was ready to hand in the prize.. And the winners are… Manos (VN Models Greece) and Ana Margarida (Central Models Portugal)
La Maquinista selected Caroline (Benelux – Ego’s Models) and Eiko (Austria – LST Models) for a crazy shopping spree, while hairstyling brand selected 7 finalists to be featured in the 2015 Spring Summer Campaign! The lucky models selected by Montibello’s technical director Pablo Alvarez are.. Manos (Greece – VN Models), Ana Margarida (Portugal – Central Models), Svenja (Germany – Satory Models), Ioanna (Greece – VN Models), Larisa (Belarus – ND Model Management), Anastasia (Russia – ND Model Management) and Xin Jie (China – ESEE Models).
After all the winners got announced, everyone went up to the vip area for some food & drinks!
I think I can speak for everybody when I say Fresh Faces 2014 was a great success and I can’t wait till next year! 🙂
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