When I first concocted this grand idea that I could do a fashion shoot in the National Stadium, I second guessed the thought several times. Somehow I knew with the right connections, I could make it happen and once I found those, I was determined to pull off this momentous feat.
I called on stylist Lavonne Alexis of ShoptheCC and when I threw this idea in her face, she was immediately ready to strap on her tape and clothes pins. I told her I wanted to shoot both a male and female with multiple looks in what to me was a curious trend occurring in the fashion world called "athleisure." Now according to fashion culture, the term is used to describe looks or outfits that would normally be found in the gym, styled for social occasions like shopping, lunch, running errands etc...casually athletic in so many words!
Lavonne thought the idea was hot and we brought on stylist Vuitton to assist with our male model's looks. They both sourced pieces from all over, mainly Dkylpse Swimwear, ShoptheCC and The Sports Center so for me everything was coming together. Storyboard after storyboard and mood board after mood board, we laid out the entire shoot with confirmed models Davin and Laura.
Shoot day was amazing, killer team on deck and the stadium was nothing short of a masterpiece to shoot against. The architectural prowess, with clean lines and repetitious patterns made for amazing frames shooting the models in, around, under and over all the amenities the stadium provided.
Photography: Scharad Lightbourne
MUA: Lincey Carey . Hair: Raquel Pinder
Styling: Vuitton Bain, Lavonne Alexis . Assistant Styling: Waydell Ingraham
Clothing: ShoptheCC, The Sports Center
Models: Davin Johnson, Laura Megan
Grips: Shawn Hanna, Aaron Davis, Malik Smith, Terrel Carey, Tamara Flemming, Cee Jay Jermaine