Maxime Edward, clean cut fashion designer

Hello fashion lovers,

Hector here. We have been busy with many creative projects lately, and today I want to talk about one of them. It’s the middle of the week, so I figured you could use a break and enjoy some cool fashion photographs. We wanted to deliver some glamour with a kick, so we partnered up with fashion designer Maxime Edward to reinterpret his excellent recent work. Here is the result, accompanied by some words from Maxime. Happy Wednesday!

Streetglams features: Maxime Edward, clean cut fashion designer

 Laurence Gsx, wearing Maxime Edward, by Streetglams

Streetglams: can you tell us about yourself in a few words?

Maxime Edward: Hello everyone, my name is Maxime Edward, I’m a Belgian fashion designer with Filipino roots. I graduated from Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer, and I am now working on my personal projects. Art had a strong pull on me. Actually, I first intended to study cinematography, for its holistic aspect and visual impact. But everything changed after I watched The devil wears Prada. I soon realized that the fashion industry attracted me more.

SG: Still, it’s great that you wanted to study film, and a movie ended changing your life!

 Laurence Gsx, wearing Maxime Edward, by Streetglams

SG: what can you tell us about the work featured today?

ME: This collection is the result of my inspiring experience with maison Alexandre Vauthier in Paris. During my time there as an intern, I discovered the power behind great teams. By being assigned mostlly hand work, I developed regularity and precision with my gestures. I now have enormous respect for the quality work done by every team member, and also respect for the prime materials used. This collection is a tribute to that experience. I wanted a spartan look with clean cuts and well defined lines. All was conceived in an esprit couture, with a touch of drama for style.

 

Laurence Gsx, wearing Maxime Edward, by Streetglams

SG: We sensed the drama and wanted to accentuate that with some theatrical make-up and stage like poses. We added movement as a relief from the usual static poses, hoping this same movement would give more life to your flowing fabrics.

ME: And you nailed it. I’m very happy with our session, and it was interesting to make-up shape the mood.

SG: We also had quite some drama planning this shoot! Our plans were delayed by airport and airlines twice!

ME: Oh yeah. I’m happy it finally happened, though!

 Laurence Gsx, wearing Maxime Edward, by Streetglams

SG: Would you like to add anything else? About new projects, perhaps?

ME: I’m currently working on a man’s collection, but already thinking about the next one for women! However, I don’t want to create my own brand. My short term goal is to wrap up a strong portfolio to present to couture houses and get hired. By the way, thank you guys so much for helping with that!

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Creative direction: Hector Hurtado
Photography: Marta Hurtado
Make-up and hair: Tamta Chigladze
Model: Laurence Gsx

About Hector Hurtado

I'm Hector Hurtado, creative director of graphility. I design services, products, and experiences. I aim to create meaningful customer journeys and lasting, positive memories. Streetglams is our fashion outlet, a place where we celebrate creativity through individual style. Fashion, design, and photography are a match made in heaven, so if you love any of these, say hello at all times!

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