Inside Fashion Week with Sebastian

3 March 2012

January and February has seemed like a never-ending string of fashion weeks. And although watching from the side is both fancy and entertaining, what's it like being at the center of it all?

We caught up with Sebastian Sauve (Premier) after he's gone from Milan, to Paris, to New York and...frankly we started to loose track a little. Yet we've been glued to his wonderful updates of his experiences these past couple of months through his personal blog, Suave Like Sauve. Seeing everything from his perspective through his camera, has provided a unique insight to a models world. We asked him to share and summarise his back-to-back fashion week experiences over January and February for us, so enjoy his words and images below. To anyone who thinks modelling isn't hard work, we beg to differ.

Fashion is a general term for a popular style or practice.

A Fashion Week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers, brands or "houses" to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers and the media to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, these events let the industry know what's "in" and what's "out" for the season.

A Model (from Middle French modèle) sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products (notably fashion clothing) or to serve as a subject of works of art.

Modelling (doubled "l" in British spelling, single "l" in American spelling, ) is distinguished from other types of public performance, such as an actor or mime artist, although the boundary is not well defined.

Put all that together, add castings, go sees, travel, bookings, hotels, parties, rendezvous, appointments, interviews, shows, editorials, shoots, rehearsals. Multiply all that in two weeks by five for all the fashion weeks back to back. Add in missed flights, hangovers, double bookings, arriving late and public transport! You have one massive fucked up trip of an experience. It's fun, an adventure, crazy, stressful, great but fucked up all at the same time. I was supposed to write this four weeks ago already, and haven't even realised it's been so long. Time is nothing any more. Sometimes it's hard to recall everything I've done in the last two years. On that same note, I wouldn't change it for the world par a few tweaks of course.

Image credit: Sebastian Sauve

Sebastian Sauve_MS36
Sebastian Sauve_MS37
Sebastian Sauve_MS38
Sebastian Sauve_MS39
Sebastian Sauve_MS40
Sebastian Sauve_MS41
Sebastian Sauve_MS42
Sebastian Sauve_MS43
Sebastian Sauve_MS44
Sebastian Sauve_MS45
Sebastian Sauve_MS46
Sebastian Sauve_MS47
Sebastian Sauve_MS48
Sebastian Sauve_MS49
Sebastian Sauve_MS50
Sebastian Sauve_MS51
Sebastian Sauve_MS52
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View View View @nickhargrove and Hedvig connect over moody European roots (we blame the weather!), humans' innate longing for belonging, and Nick's journey... View @nickhargrove on feeling connectedSee link in bio for the full feature.Interview @hedvigwerner
View Gigi captures ‘Charmed’ star @nickhargrove in a new exclusive feature. See link in bio for the full feature. Photography @ggphotographyofficial... View Turn down the TV so it doesn’t clash with the sounds of bodies in sync. All in, don’t hold anything... View Soft cotton bedsheets smooth and caress weary limbs. Come rain or shine, the airy fabrics welcome their tenant home. ... View Lucy found Tom and Francesc to be incredibly comfortable both in front of each other and the camera while being... View Ecstasy from dusk to dawn when in each other’s company. Pure elation arising from the simplicity of fingers running down... View This series was inspired around Lucy being in love herself and the overwhelming feelings of falling in love. She wanted... View Engulfed in each other, problems and politics blur into background noise of a soundtrack delightfully ignored. . . Photography by... View A bed fit for kings hosts the sincerest intimacies. Eye to eye. Chest to chest. Lips to lips. Honesties slip... View Between veins and nails lie the beauty of the details. Mental notes remember the way they reach out, how they... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘The Touch’ by Lucy Jarvis. Lucy photographs her close friend Tom and his partner... View The threads they’re clad in too - styled by Sara Grižon - holding the human, keeping it safe, showing us... View Doesn’t it make the air lighter, to see how easy they breathe together? Same lungs, same heart, same blood -... View We can watch the Slovenian @zavbibrothers cultivate this forest with their memories, scattering their present onto the overgrown paths. We... View Motion and stasis, the undergrowth and the sky - a sense of balance meted out to brighten life’s lessons. Even... View Boyhood is a kingdom of sticks huddled in leafmould, defying autumn. See link in bio for the full feature. Talent... View Veronika Malačič captures Slovenian brothers and musicians, @zavbibrothers in a series of black and white frames, accompanied along with a...