KATE PLUMTREE PRESENTS
'WILD AND COUTURE LIVE CATWALK'
On the 11th April 2015 I had the pleasure of assisting the wonderful Kate Plumtree on her debut Cornish Couture catwalk show, 'Wild and Couture' at the stunning Cape Cornwall Golf Club on the clifftops of St.Just. What a perfect day for what cannily be described as a flourish of fantastic gowns gliding effortlessly as the sun set over the horizon. All the models were volunteers giving up their time to be part of the event, supporting Kate's dream to give the dresses life and personality.
Kate had some fabulous help backstage with Karen Wheeley managing behind the scenes and keeping everything running smoothly. She also had the support from parents of the younger models who attended the all day rehearsals providing encouragement and reassurance. Chelsea Irving single handedly created the individual hair and make up looks on every model. How she managed it in time I'll never know!
Kate had a vision for the catwalk show and so I assisted with the choreography, direction and styling to achieve the look required.
All the dresses were created with the inspiration of nature, wildlife, birds and creatures. This dresses have currently toured the UK with museums and the National Trust. The techniques used to embellish and detail the fabric are intricate, beautiful and bespoke, creating interesting and stunning silhouettes on the catwalk. Kate even allowed the audience into her world by explaining how each dress was individually designed and constructed.
The whole night was captured by Helen Gadd the wonderful photographer, whose photos really show the energy and vibrancy of the night. See pictured below with Kate herself.
If you would like to catch this touring show you are in luck as it is across venues through out the year. I will have the pleasure of assisting as many as possible!
Lands End Hotel- 16th May, 18th July, 8th August, 17th Oct, 7pm
Cape Cornwall Golf Club- 6th June, 11th July, 29th August, 26th Sep, 24th Oct, 21 Nov, 12th Dec 7pm