As a longtime fan of Bec and Bridge, theirs is one show at Fashion Week that I always look forward to. I find that I always spot something on the runway that I can immediately see myself wearing whether it be to work or to an event. This year was no exception. I caught up with Bridget Yorston and Becky Cooper after their show to chat what inspired the collection, their standout pieces and that fur runway…
Hi guys, congratulation on the show it was amazing.
Bec: Thanks Kate.
To be finished, how does it feel?
Bridget: It’s a big relief but we are so happy how it went today, it was pretty smooth backstage. No major hiccups, it was a really good energy.
The collection was beautiful. Can you tell me a bit about the inspiration behind it?
Bec: we were inspired by the iconic surf culture of the 6os and 70s and that’s where we started with the collection. And then we had a lot of fun with the collection and miss matched prints.
There were so many things I loved on the runway but what were some of your standouts?
Bridget: I love some of the shirting pieces and there was one particular dress in the khaki colour. It’s a long dress with a buckle in the middle and it feels so resort [wear] and fresh and I’m really excited to wear that.
I am loving all the flared looks in the show! I also love all the hair and makeup trends… what was your brief to the hair and makeup artists and the stylist prior to show?
Bridget: I think for the hair we wanted something quiet undone, obviously its quiet hard to get that perfect undone look so there is still a lot of work in that but we wanted her to look like she had been in the water all day and she stepped out and it dried naturally and she’s off to a gig – that was the hair brief and for the makeup, we just wanted not too much, we just wanted a dash of colour on the eye. We wanted that puberty blues feel – quiet fresh faced.
You design the collection but then a stylist styles the show. Can you explain a bit about that process?
Bec: It’s an organic process for us. We work with our stylist really closely and for the past two weeks, we have been re-evaluating and changing things. Bridge and I were on the phone until 10 o’clock last night…
Bridge:… still designing things and changing things, you use every minute.
Bec: This morning we were still changing things.
Bridge: We work with [stylist] Kelly Hume and we love working with her. We have worked with her for so many years now and we work really well together. She is really good at bouncing ideas off.
What was the inspiration behind the fur runway?
Bridge: We wanted something a little bit 70s, a little bit rock n roll. Not too serious and that is what sprung to mind and we were able to make it happen which was great.