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Behind the scene of Shanghai Fashion Week

Behind the scene of Shanghai Fashion Week

Experiencing what goes on beyond the runway at fashion week is quite different from the effortless catwalks that strut down the runway at the end of all the preparation. Jasin Chang; one of the models at this year's Shanghai Fashion Week, shared his world from behind the runway. 

Once arriving at the scene the process to get runway ready begins after a quick catchup with the designer and fellow models. Since the girls take much longer to prepare, Jasin still had time to relax and chat. Then it all starts with the face, au naturel.

Next step is where it starts to get hectic; fitting and runway trial round. With models running around, and ayi's fixing up the clothing on the models, things start to get messy. Once the first model is done with their first outfit, they rush to put on the next. 

After trial run, Jasin proceeds to get his hair styled, always a good time to catch some laughs with fellow models in-between, keeping the atmosphere up. In this time the girls get their final makeup touch ups. 

This last step before runway is the most chaotic yet organised at the same time. All models crunched into the changing area, with makeup artists applying cover up on their arms and legs as final touch ups. Of course there is always time for selfies during this whole process. 

Then its time, and Jasin lines up in order before the actual show. Now the runway is already full of people waiting for the show to begin. Music starts, and so does the magic. Once a model steps on the runway, all the chaos from behind is forgotten, from backstage others can view the effortless walks on a small TV. 

At the end of all this, behind the scenes is filled with the joy of the whole process and success. It feels like a big family, with a happy vibe running through the room. Then it is time to go out and enjoy the Shanghai nights before the next day of Fashion Week. And... Thats it!

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