Vogue Italia has awarded her for her attention to detail, therefore it would be imagined that Hellen Van Rees is a lady who cannot be distracted from her work. The atmosphere backstage, however, could not have been predicted by anyone. Hectic, chaotic, frantic; these are just a few words that typically describe the set up backstage as designers prepare for LFW- yet, things could not have been further from that for Hellen Van Rees. She’s renowned for doing things her own way, so it shouldn’t have come as a shock that backstage there was no running around manically, no hair brushes flying and definitely no shouting.

The atmosphere was peaceful as make up artists focused on created soft brown eyes and enchanting scarlet lips. Hair was complete and looked stunning in a delicate low bun- however the make up artists were nowhere to be seen. Hellen van Rees herself could not be distracted as she silently dressed models and put together her collection and her team also displayed a muted determination as they intently added their finishing touches in a truly remarkable atmosphere.

With all the hard work put in back stage, this show is sure to pay off for the talented Central Saint Martins graduate. 

Emily Black, Writing Contributor, @emilyy_black
Photographs by Tracy Asslanian @Tracyasslanian

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