THE HEADPIECE EXHIBITION /
CHLOE JAMES

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The Headpiece Exhibition was held at the Art House Café in Southampton.

Chloe created 4 films and 4 series of images that all shared 4 different themes. The four themes were Organic Shape, Urban Movement, Colour Blocking and High Fashion Judaism. The themes were all referenced within the locations, styling and headpieces. These three elements were vital to the project and expressing the themes.
 
Organic shape was inspired by the use of organic fabrics and working with designs and shapes that are natural and organic. The location for this theme was a pub in Winchester filled with eccentric old furniture and taxidermy which, to James, represented organic shape.

Urban Movement was inspired by movement and music. The headpieces were made around the idea of being comfortable and usable for a model or dancer, to be able to move and perform without restriction. The headpieces resemble balaclava to represent the urban youth and culture.
 
High Fashion Judaism was inspired by a collection and editorial by the fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier. It was a take on Judaism and reflecting on fashion looks created by them, religion has always been a fascination of James' and features in a lot of her work.
 
The Colour Blocking theme was inspired by current trends and using this to explore a new avenue for the trend. The shoot took place in Ikea, Southampton. The choice of location came from the ability to feature on trend and interesting interiors and furniture but also the use of colour they have in each of the room set ups. The headpieces reflected hair styles that was inspired by a Tim Walker image. They aimed to look like that of afros, doll hair and mullets, in all shades of bright colours and fabrics.

CREDITS 
(ALL SHOOTS)
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: CHLOE JAMES
FASHION STYLING: CHLOE JAMES 

COLOUR BLOCKING SHOOT:
FEMALE MODEL: LORHAINE MENDES
MALE MODEL: RADU ZDRAFCU
MAKE UP: LORHAINE MENDES

ORGANIC SHAPE SHOOT:
MODEL: PRESIYANA PAVLOVA
MAKE UP: PRESIYANA PAVLOVA 

HIGH FASHION JUDAISM SHOOT:
MODELS:  YANI NAZARENO / RADU ZDRAFCU / ISAAC AJ / GEORGE ERACLIDES
MAKEUP: GEORGINA SLEEVES

URBAN MOVEMENT SHOOT:
MODEL/ DANCER: MICHAEL DORWARD

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