PFW AW15 | Kenzo Backstage

July 7, 2015

As a runway and backstage photographer I have certain objectives… Kenzo Backstage has been one for a while.

Mayowa Nicholas at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Mayowa Nicholas

Mayowa Nicholas at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
MAC Cosmetics at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
MAC Cosmetics at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Hair do at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Hair do at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Sabina Lobova at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Sabina Lobova

Sabina Lobova at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Alecia Morais at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Alecia Morais

Alecia Morais at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Hair cut at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Hair cut at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Josephine le Tutour Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Josephine Le Tutour

Josephine le Tutour Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Make up Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Make up Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Valery Kaufman Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Valery Kaufman Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Molly Bair Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Molly Bair

Molly Bair Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Tiana Tolstoi and Yumi Lambert at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Tiana Tolstoi & Yumi Lambert

Tiana Tolstoi and Yumi Lambert at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Line up at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Line up at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Red boots at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Red boots at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Eva Berzina at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Eva Berzina

Eva Berzina at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Nail art Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Nail art Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Clothes at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Clothes at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
First looks Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
First looks Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Saadi Schimel at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Saadi Schimel

Saadi Schimel at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Jing Wen Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Jing Wen

Jing Wen Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
nail details Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
nail details Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Clothing rack at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Clothing rack at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Annely Bouma at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Annely Bouma

Annely Bouma at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Hedvig Palm at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Hedvig Palm

Hedvig Palm at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Red shirt Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Red shirt Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Hat at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Hat at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Green sandals Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Green sandals Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Ashleigh Good look Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Ashleigh Good look Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Ji Hye Park at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Jihye Park

Ji Hye Park at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Embroidery Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Embroidery Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Embroidery top Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Embroidery top Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Rack clothes Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Rack clothes Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Yumi Lambert Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Yumi Lambert

Yumi Lambert Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Hanger Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Hanger Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Leather glove Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Leather glove Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Amilna Estevao Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Amilna Estevao

Amilna Estevao Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Look Yumi Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Look Yumi Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Harleth Kuusik at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Harleth Kuusik

Harleth Kuusik at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Sunghee Kim and Mona Matsuoka instagram at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Sunghee Kim and Mona Matsuoka instagram at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Annely Bouma at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Annely Bouma

Annely Bouma at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Trousers at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Trousers at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Manucure at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Manucure at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Amilna Estevao portrait Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Amilna Estevao

Amilna Estevao portrait Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Prints at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Prints at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Bhumika Arora at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Bhumika Arora

Bhumika Arora at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Mona Matsuoka and Models at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Mona Matsuoka

Mona Matsuoka and Models at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Tami Williams at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Tami Williams

Tami Williams at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Models at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
 
Models at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Mayowa Nicholas at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Mayowa Nicholas

Mayowa Nicholas at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Malu Bortolini at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Malu Bortolini

Malu Bortolini at Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks
Tami Williams sunglasses Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

Tami Williams

Tami Williams sunglasses Kenzo AW15 Backstage by Ylenia Cuellar Ambitious Looks

To cover a show from the official Fashion Week Calendar is in itself a goal achieved, not just anyone gets the “privilege” to enter this very restrictive world…

But then there’s a hierarchy among shows… some are easier to get access to than others and although I’m always happy to work with different brands of all levels and their unique Universes, I do have a group of shows in mind that I intend on covering at some point in my life even if only once.

I set that list in my mind, the instant I took this path into photography and some of them are:

Christian Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Balmain, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Céline and Kenzo among others…

This past season I was fortunate enough to cross two of those from my list Kenzo and Giambattista Valli (more on that show later).

Kenzo has always allured me for its playful & technical approach to fashion and for the originality they put into their shows.

The day I received on the mail my All Access pass, I had to almost pinch myself since I couldn’t believe that very coveted piece of carton, had my name on it!

Some people might not get my excitement, but it was definitely a new milestone for me.

The RDV was on Sunday suuuuuper early in the morning at the very other end of the City, but it was so worth it!

The backstage was a blast to shoot! So much space, good lighting and a very upbeat vibe… everyone was on hectic mode but it was a controlled chaos… hands down one of the best organized shows I’ve covered.

The collection obviously didn’t disappoint, mainly composed of statement outerwear pieces with bold prints and complementing accessories. In terms of beauty they went for minimalism, with sleek pony tails and washed faces with white paint brushed over the eyes.

The whole time I was there I felt ecstatic! I could not stop shooting and when the time for the show came, I found in the same situation… as I mentioned previously, these folks really like to put on a show.

And because the backstage and the runway were stars in their own way (and because I took so many photos) I’ll be showing you them in two separate posts, giving them the limelight they deserve.

Now let’s hope next season I’ll get the honor to cover this show again ;)

All photos by me. All rights reserved. © Ylenia Cuéllar.

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