December 31, 2011

UR SuperModels Exclusive Management to World Renown Designers- Hamdard 19th Annual Gala

UR SuperModels 2011 Booking of the Year:
December 2011- Designer Studio Presents: Sheer Haute 19th Annual Hamdard Gala, Featuring South Asian Designers As Seen in International & National Fashion Weeks, incl Milan Fashion Week & VOGUE ITALIA

This year donned bigger than the last! Of course UR's client, Luna Malik-Bunari of Designer Studio, presented some of the industry's best designers- the lineup: Deepak Perwani, Rizwan Beyg, Shameel and Sania Maskatiya. These relevant designers are today's HOTTEST South Asian couture innovators- no strangers to fashion buyers and consumers at US and international fashion weeks- one a standing ovation while reviewed by British Vogue's Hilary Alexander.

UR SuperModels knows when Luna hires, she rep's the most sought after and acclaimed designer in its right, while we graciously have the honor to showcase her Chicago runway events. The community and mediums flocks to her shows in demanding numbers to cover and buy, buy, buy the latest south asian fashions just off the international runways. Past compelling designers UR has shown have included, HSY, Nomi Ansari, and Umar Sayeed, aka, "The Valentino of Pakistan." 2012 update: We have just learned that Designer Studio has expanded as of March 2012 to the New York & DC markets.

ur supermodels asha w/designer HSY-2008, Chicago
q: As our reading guest, what can one expect of this full fledged featured entry?

a: It'll be like you were at the November 2011 show! First, our favorites photos from the runway, behind the scenes video, then words and credits. It was reported the Hamdard Center raised nearly $250,000, selling individual tickets at $125, but mostly tables of ten, live auction, over 200 sponsors, and vendors, providing guests with an outstanding dinner, 30 minute high couture fashion show, and acclaimed live music performance, with Master of Ceremony ABC-7 News Ravi Baichwal to satisfy the non-profits annual mission. 

UR SuperModels was responsible for booking makeup artists for 12 models & 20 dancers, hair stylists (same), runway models, pairing wardrobe model of 100 looks, backstage direction before and during the show, as well as fashion show photography- most of the artists booked were all developed in-house UR Artists and UR SuperModels trained runway models -Asha Spacek as their artistic director.

images below: display runway, backstage, vendors, & same day rehearsal shots. photos may not be altered for use without permission. photos by ur artists event photographer, conrad castelo

direct link to slideshow:
additional images by SanyaZ Photography: go here- images c/o event organizers

Behind the Scenes Video of Opening Scene: (raw footage from backstage monitor)

additional raw videos & designer features below-
q: How was UR SuperModels & UR Artists at ursupermodels, part of this 19th Annual Gala?

a: 2011 was another year UR SuperModels is the exclusive management to provide models, AND for the first year, also hired for backstage fashion show direction for the annual Hamdard Gala by Designer Studio, producers & creator of the show. Artistic Director, Asha Spacek was asked to act as production asst/casting director, backstage director pre, during runway, and post vip lounge/media production, and co-stylist for 100 pieces, 7 UR SuperModels (1 prospect fly in model & 2 guest local models rounded up to 10) during a 30 minute show including provided dancers. Asha booked UR Artists hair stylist Jason Patrick, and new hair color specialist/hairstylist Darion Denise to create the 2 looks choreographed with a 7min performance break to satisfy the palette of an approximate 900 guests. The schematics were instructed from Designer Studio and the designers themselves, while it was Asha and her team's responsibility to convey, execute, and deliver those requests in a timely fashion, while also controlling the runway pace and choreography, plus wardrobe changes. Images were captured by new in- house event photographer Conrad Castelo, whom Asha has dedicated the past year developing and is now referring for fashion related events. We thank one of our go-to affiliates, London Eyes Inc, sponsor of select makeup artists to help save budget for the cause, and yet expose their budding artists to the backstage elements they can expect if they continue in this realm of makeup artistry. 

Asha's thoughts...
"Being able to co-produce, direct, and style such infamous works that have shown in major fashion weeks, is an honor! Luckily, I am finally building a team that supports my 'day one' vision: mesh the world of fashion, music, art, with giving back! Designer Studio is a long-term client and confidant; I love what I do, and I know the blessing will be returned," Asha is noted. -link to designer videos and articles are below

Company reflects...
Since taking on this dual booking near the same time of UR's annual showcase, we decided to scour our event which usually brings awareness not only to new and prospective models and artists, but also to a non-profit. "It was a no-brainer AND a win/win," explained Asha. It made no sense to compete against causes, nor overexhurt our team. Part of the UR SuperModels mission, is to hopefully select one non-profit with fundraising efforts and production per year.  Not only was it [Hamdard Gala] a beautifully gratifying production, but emerging models and artists were rewarded [not knowing when booked] highlighting some of South Asian cultures biggest known designers that have recently crossed into the US fashion week market. The client was satisfied and we look forward to being booked in 2012.

Check Out Raw Videos by Jason Patrick of UR SuperModels (model/hair stylist) leading up to the runway moment:
event intro:

hairstyles for the runway:

models ready to take stage:

about the designers:

Rizwan Beyg 1st show in Milan Fashion Week (2010):
click here for photos
fashion central write up:
designer at Pakistan Fashion Week (2009)

2012 Lawn Collection- AAJ News Presentation:

Deepak Perwani
Highlight Video uploaded by Miami Fashion Week:
fashion central milan fwk writeup:
interview from Islamabad, Milange Exhibition

:2011 Collection
:2012 Bridal Collection

:Overview StyleAblaze: Milano Moda Donna S/S 2010 Milan Fashion Week

:relevant local hamdard article (includes image of ur supermodels)

:feedback from sponsored mua

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