Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Marr Factory 2013 - Wednesday - Workshop & Helen Cherry

Day four of The Marr Factory saw Workshop and Helen Cherry draw upon artistic relationships, creative partnerships and a quality selection of imports for a rocking and rolling evening at The Golden Dawn. And draw they did; motifs from Auckland artist Paul Hartigan adorned not only the concrete walls of the bar thanks to chalk translators Enu and Tuhi but also several Workshop pieces, and most notably, the bodies of models Danika at N Model Management and Thom O and Charlie at Red 11. These Hartigan  "Tattoo Classiques" were drawn by the experienced crew at Two Hands nearby and more artistic in-show flourishes from artists Max Gimbett and Martin Popplewell epitomised the spirit of collaboration in the air. Styled by Black Fashion Director Rachael Churchward, the show featured a raft of in-store pieces by Workshop Denim and Helen Cherry plus some sweet international flavour from the likes of: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, See by Chloe and Vanessa Bruno. Amber D and the M.A.C team excelled again, creating a stunning lip of What a Blast pencil, Morange lipstick and Red Electric pigment and Matt Benns and the Stephen Marr crew styled up a straight-with-edge hair look using Original & Mineral - the H&M combo working a treat. And then there was the music; Workshop Musical Director Dylan Cherry has for some time been delivering quality show music to our ears and last night's soundtrack was next level; a killer mix of the old and new, mashed-up, mixed and progressively becoming more relentless, loved it. All in all a great show with plenty of Courvoisier, Mills Reef bubbly, Hallertau and yummy x regular GD food and service to ensure the party went well into the night. All photos by the talented Oliver Rose.