|photo by Boy Kortekaas|
Welcome to a 2nd episode of OFF-BLOG DUTIES on Jon The Gold. Previously I published my ‘Avant-Gout’ article, Giving you a preview of fashion designer Rushemy Botter’s N.W.E. collection. On that day all the students had to present their final collection in front of the grand-jury of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Very very very exciting … just don’t fall Jonathan, that was the main goal.
But recently on 12 and 13 June the annual fashion show of the Antwerp Fashion Department aka #SHOW2015 took place. This time the designer – students showed their collection to the national crowd. Everybody was there the press, the fashion people, the bloggers, the agencies, …. you name it! But CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I walked that runway during 2 days straight for Rushemy Botter’s N.W.E. collection. The backstage experience was sooo much fun. Rushemy took good care of his models. ( Ooh and yes, models do eat ).
Ages ago I ran for ‘Taro Horiuchi’ during the same fashion show. That did not take away the stress I was feeling just before hitting the runway though. Yet, once I laid one foot on the runway I was gone and feeling smooth and confident. Your boy Jon was the opener of the collection so mainly I determined the walking tempo. That’s a heavy crown to wear. Besides that, it was a long ass runway. But I grabbed my balls together and followed the words Rushemy was saying: ” BE FIERCE , STEAL THE SHOW and don’t forget to keep that tempo”. Yes sir! Our faces ended up on the instagram page of the Antwerp fashion department whoop whoop! And all the online fashion related platforms in Belgium are talking about the #show2015, you guys should check it out on instagram.
I said it before and I’ll say it again: RUSHEMY BOTTER’S collection is CRAY-ZY! Do you share the same opinion judging by the backstage photos ? Share your thoughts in the comment box. 😉