Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

The Fibre Company: Fell Garth II (Part 1)

Client: The Fibre Co.
Stylist: Maggi Toner-Edgar
Makeup: Jaye Adams
Models: Rebecca Todhunter & Leah Baskaran
Photography: Tommy Martin
Location: Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

See the Fibre Co Lookbook for full info on the patterns and their designers..

After a very eventful couple of months (more about that soon) I’m finally catching up with myself and getting around to updating portfolios and blogs…

Back in March, I set out with my perennial favourite client The Fibre Company to shoot a huge new collection for AW 2017/18. Of course, this was just as the fells were starting to look particularly spring-like, which is just what we need to make autumnal images. But easier than shooting a spring collection in mid-December, so I’m not complaining.

One of my first shoots for The Fibre Co was the Fell Garth Collection, which took its’ name from Fibre Co’s HQ near Bassenthwaite. Shot back in the winter of 2015, we used the views that had inspired the collection as a backdrop. The plan for this season was a simple one; to return to Fell Garth and search out a bit more of the magic that we found there before.

The collection is pretty big, comprising 19 pieces by 10 different designers. We shot with three models over two days and I’m dividing this post into two parts, one for each of the days.

You can find more about the designs in the Fibre Co Lookbook here:
https://www.thefibreco.com/Fell-Garth-II-Lookbook/index.html

There’s also a very nice piece about this shoot on the Fibre Blog, here:
https://www.thefibreco.com/fellgarthcollection/

Unlike some previous out-of-season shoots, the biggest challenge is not the light (autumn and spring light are similar enough to work with), but the colour of the landscape. Everything was just starting turn the most beautiful vibrant green. The literal opposite of an autumn palette. Fortunately, this is mostly a problem that can be addressed in post production.

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

 

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Fell Garth II Collection for The Fibre Company. Photography by Tommy Martin

Part 2…