24 Hours At London Fashion Week With Casting Director Holly Scott Lidgett
Fashion week means early starts
I’m always looking for tomorrow’s superstar
For a casting, I meet all the girls that I think are right for the collection. I am always trying to spot a new star, which is why it’s important to see new faces as well as girls I know.
I try to see things from the designer’s viewpoint
The girls come in, we try some pieces on and see how it all looks together. I always cast a line up that is lead by the vision of the collection.
A lot of work goes into each show
I only work on one show per day. The casting director needs to be there with the rest of the production team setting up hours before the show stars, to be there when models arrive at call time, oversee rehearsals and of course the final show. Any more than one show per day would be pretty unrelaxing!
Down time in fashion week is a must
When I get home, I usually relax with a hot bath and a cold gin and tonic!
I work until the last minute before sleep
Before bed, I prep for the day before. That means making phone calls, answering emails, catching up on that day’s shows - whatever is needed to get ready for the next day!