Valour & Valkyrie are delighted to introduce you to the stunningly beautiful and talented Camile Reid modelling with her gorgeous flame haired mates Devon and Ocean. They are all local artists/singer song writers and emerging talents in their own right. A special thanks goes to my lovely friend and stylist collaborator for the project, Christina, who introduced them, along with the emerging talent Onyi our guest photographer/visual artist who agreed to photograph them for our latest mini collection. Make-up by Camile. Check out their instagram SHOTBYO or ONYILOSA| Oceanwright | Devonwright | CamileReid Lastly a word from us …..Art is all around us in our everyday, we only have to look for it…”inspirationfromanywhere” and in this case Brixton Skateboard Park.
The stunning Gemma Oaten is spotted wearing our gorgeous Valour & Valkyrie asymmetric grey dress with stunning lace bodice attending a Charity Gala in London on Saturday.
Gemma was photographed with the two Ashley’s formerly of the Pussycat Dolls. We are delighted she chose to wear our Valour & Valkyrie Catalla drape dress and we have the perfect version just for you!
If you desire to be unique and require the perfect custom made piece for red carpet, ball or special event, please do not hesitate to get in contact! Email us direct from our contacts page or DM message us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
We always love a new project at Valour & Valkyrie studios xx
Summer is almost upon us, well the weather forecast says its SUNNY! There is nothing quite like a sunny day to make you want to throw open your wardrobe doors and discover treasures that have long been hidden from view all winter.
Valour & Valkyrie has the perfect choice to get you in the mood. Luckily for you these ‘Must Have’ items can take you from here into the balmy days of late summer too.
Although it may look sunny, really there is still a chill in the air, so why not try our lovely Blossom Print Sweat, looking fabulous and also fantastic with slouchy boyfriend jeans for that after sunset festival attire. Whatever the weather our ‘Must Have’ sweat will take you from bank holiday weekend stroll to roof top Music Festival in no time.
Invited by the lovely ‘INNULondon’ aka Kim and ‘London Catwalk Society’ to showcase our collection ‘Spellbound’ 2017, for the second time @Kensington Roof Top, London.
We collated our collections ready for the big day. My lovely stylist and I were joined at the hip…. taking the models through their outfits and fitting and casting the finale pieces. Yes this was all happening on the actual day of the Catwalk! Jangled nerves , living life on cafe lattes and cigarettes, hair on end. There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of leaving it to the last minute, however in true Fairy tale fashion, no deadline is too tight, no seam too difficult to finish. After all of that, this Fairytale would not have its Cinderella ending if it were all done ‘on-time’…lets face it, this is all done in the name of Fashion.
This time though, the pressure was on, as our debut for the season was taking place in conjunction with London Fashion Week ! 2016.
Our beautiful yet Ethereal film is here to pave the way for AW15…. Step into the world of Valour & Valkyrie.
Kensington Roof Gardens catwalk
With thanks Kensington Roof Gardens and London Catwalk Society for hosting.
June 6th: Valour & Valkyrie shoot spring/ summer 2016 collection,
Summer 2015 advanced forward one year to future warmth and sunshine, with the photographing of Valour & Valkyrie’s spring/summer 2016 collection titled “ “. Inspiration, courtesy of the late, great Alexander McQueen and the films ’Sirens’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsmen’ has produced the labels most exquisite collection to date.
The location for the shoot was a dance studio in Brixton; surrounded by streaming traffic, antiques stores, supermarkets and coffee shops, the Valour & Valkyrie team sought solace in the quiet and calm of the mirrored studio, the perfect foil for the light, airy shots that summer collections require. Elegantly statuesque among rails of sumptuous fabrics and flashes of colour, model Izzy wore each outfit with a playful coquettishness that photographer Lee captured perfectly.
Inspiration behind the collection is the notion of good versus bad, the angel represented here by the innocence of a delicate cream embroidered dress offset against the more devilish leather-look jacket, all hard lines and dark, tough fabric. The dip dye print in beautiful, soft greys and the use of layering and draping are key elements in the collection, which is imagined in the Sirens’ (from the film of the same name) emerging from water. Sequins playfully enhance this idea by adding a touch of mermaid-esque shimmer, akin to the ripple of early morning sunlight across water.
Shooting Valour & Valkyrie’s spring/summer ’16 collection: the shoot kickstarts with a simple white T off set with an intricate patterned tube-skirt.
Below left: samples from spring/summer ’16 highlight the sumptuous mix of fabrics and colours that make up the ‘Snow White’ collection; model Izzy relaxes in-between takes. Below right, bare footed simplicity is the perfect accompaniment for this pretty cream shift with delicate lace detailing.
The Key colour for spring/summer 2016 is deep green, which Valour & Valkyrie have incorporated into their collection by adding digital floral green prints which layer a stunning depth of green, reminiscent of a luscious forest canopy. The dip dye theme continues forward to high summer, emblazoning vivid dashes of lilac and shards of turquoise offset against a midnight black background. This is a stunning way of working another key colour trend for s/s 2016, lilac, into your wardrobe.
With the shoot quickly wrapped, it was time to depart in a flurry of silk, leather and sequins; heads whirling with romance and feminine playfulness.
This post has been written and photographs contributed courtesy of Claire Brazer our lovely Guest Blogger
Make up artist in residence Victoria Chainey
LOVELY collaboration with Victoria Chainey, Amanda Duncan and Hannah at Silvermere featuring our beautiful BIG BLACK WEDDING dress….
Now featured on HITCHED.CO.UK !!! We are SO excited xxx
The Valour & Valkyrie Wedding dress was custom made for the photo-shoot, and literally built on the stand, sewn by hand and finished with embroidery motifs appliquéd to form the backless dress. Should you ever need the DRESS OF YOUR DREAMS…let us know. Prices are on request.
Valour & Valkyrie debuted with our AW15 Collection in advance of London Fashion week with the LONDON CATWALK SOCIETY at Kensington Roof Gardens on 31st January 2015.
We were delighted to collaborate with Kim Melville Smith at Innu London and John Fossey of Fossey Tango to bring our collection to life in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Roof Gardens.
It was a riot of noise in-between make up, hair and dress fittings back stage whilst over 30 models practiced walking the runway and the choreographer planned the event.
We were so lucky to meet the back stage production team with Veena, Zizi and Nihal at the helm on hand to help with any top tips. As it happens they were completely invaluable as i don’t have a loud voice and needed an extra pair of lungs just rounding up the models for their fittings.
We were delighted to present our collection and also closely collaborate with the lovely Becky Byers for our stunning jewellery pieces that complimented the looks. Becky weaves her magic with raw semi precious gem stones and wire to produce light, ethereal, beautiful body ornaments and walking works of art.
We bring you a few of the snap shots for your delectation and the promise of a beautiful film to follow shortly….watch this space…
PLUS some of the footage from backstage…..