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Pat McGrath Receives Isabella Blow Award at Fashion Awards

BRITISH make-up artist Pat McGrath MBE received the Isabella Blow Award at the Fashion Awards 2017 this week. The award gives recognition to the most inspirational and creative in the fashion industry and this year it celebrated the extraordinary input and artistic innovation of the revered Pat McGrath.

Pat-McGrath-fashion awardPat McGrath. Photograph: Ben Hassett

Fashion and beauty were her childhood passions, and with no formal training, McGrath has become one of the most  influential make-up artists working today. Most notable are McGrath’s contributions to runway make-up looks shown on the catwalks of London, Paris, New York and Milan, along with ongoing editorial work for many fashion brands and publications, constantly changing and challenging the norm.

The award recognised McGrath’s exceptional achievement in the launching of her brand Path McGrath Labs. Described by British Vogue as “The most influential make-up artist in the world”, the award demonstrates the continual growth and progress McGrath brings to the fashion and beauty world.

by Daisy Sewell

Edward Enninful Releases Directorial Debut with Bridging the Gap Video

NEWLY appointed editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful makes his directorial debut with a video campaign and accompanying short film for fashion company The Gap. Entitled Bridging the Gap, the objective of the project is the promotion and celebration of diversity – ethnic, cultural, sexual, religious or otherwise.

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Adwoa Aboah in Bridging the Gap © Douglas Segars for Gap

The Ghanian-born British-raised fashion stylist Enninful, who was just a few months ago appointed as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue, employs an array of inspirational public figures, from transgender model Casil McArthur to fencing champion Miles Chamley-Watson, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra to American rapper Wiz Khalifa, all of whom sport the infinitely versatile white tee.

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Casil McArthur in Bridging the Gap © Douglas Segars for Gap

The sartorial classic – something of a speciality for the American brand who specialise in jersey basics – embodies the very values the project seeks to promote, in its transcending of gender, age and trend barriers.

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Edward Enninful in Bridging the Gap © Douglas Segars for Gap

The cast sings Sunny which was made a hit by German euro-disco group Boney M and released in 1976 and has since become a musical classic. The song aptly conveys the optimism, cheerfulness and benevolence Enninful’s project promotes.

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The Cast of Bridging the Gap © Douglas Segars for Gap

by Hannah Bergin

Watch the campaign online here