Oct 15

Backstage of Robert Kalinkin's fashion show: things that guests did not see

Last week designer Robert Kalinkin presented his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. While waiting for the beginning of the show, guests of the event were able to visit designer’s store, which was moved from shopping center “Europa” to “Siemens” arena for the special night only; also, they had an opportunity to admire an original installation by “Audinių galerija”, created from variety of samples of upcoming warm season’s fabrics; and to have their pictures taken against a red-brick photo-wall.

A lot of action was taking place behind the scenes of the show as well. Preparation works for the event started early in the morning: Renata Mikailionytė was taking care of models’ work; a team of professional make-up artists and hair stylists, led by “Max Factor” representative in Lithuania Aurimas Juodiškis, was creating make-up and hairstyles. Meanwhile, assistants of Robert Kalinkin were ironing clothes and together with the designer and his wife Agnė dressing models for the show as well as selecting the right accessories and jewellery from “Ginger Tail”, created by Vaida Druskytė and Laura Šiugždinienė. 

With the sounds of music created by Leon Somov, models were walking an impressive 30 meters long and more than 500 square meters wide catwalk with an exceptional cover never-before-seen in a fashion show. It took dozens of rolls, numerous meters of band to weave the catwalk. A similar principle was used to decorate the designer’s store in the shopping center “Europa”.

Four planes hung above the heads of models who were demonstrating the fashion collection (yes, the planes were real!). Below their wings singer Jurga Šeduikytė and her band closed the night with songs from her brand new album “Breaking the line”. Before that, all the performers walked the catwalk together with models.

See the fashion show here.

For more information about the designer and his collection visit www.robertkalinkin.com and www.facebook.com/robertkalinkin.

In the gallery - moments from the show and backstage. Photos by: Vincas Alesius, Skaistė Gulbinaitė, Eimantas Vaičekauskas and Andrey Motorichev.