Thursday, September 1, 2011
I had the pleasure of being a part of the People's Art Festival Fashion Show this past weekend. The People's Art Fest is kind of like, if normal boring art fests actually were full of amazing art, instead of ugly paintings of flowers that cost way too much, and pottery. It takes place every year at the Russell Industrial in Detroit, and in addition to art they have bands, food, and this year, a fashion show. Here are some photos!
(Cage skirts by Helena Theosakakoneko, Spandex top by Angela McBride, half collar top by Kelly Lynne)
The fashion show was presented by Anna Goldstone, a fashion stylist whose goal was to show off local talent and how you can mix and match pieces from multiple local designers and create great looks. Involved besides myself were, Helena Theosakakoneko of Kinki Kitty, Justin Smith, Angela McBride of Peace Love Spandex, and Fotoula Lambros of FLD.
On September 23rd, I'm involved in another show, this time the main feature is launching the new collection from designer Emily Thornhill, presenting her collection "Homeslice". The show will be featuring myself, Terrance Sullivan, Camilo Pardo and obviously Emily Thornhill. There are a bunch of great people involved, such as Pop Up Detroit and Rich Rice from Detroit by Design. We had a meeting about it last night and I'm really excited - it's going to be quite the production and many buyers and boutique owners and other industry moguls will be in attendance. I'm so fortunate this summer to have had so many outlets in which to show off my 2011 collection. I can hardly believe it's time to start working on 2012. I will be announcing my 2012 inspiration and sketches here soon, so check back this month.
I'm also doing a slight shift to continue to focus on building my costume design portfolio. I am open this month to take on custom costume design projects for anyone planning on attending Theatre Bizarre this year. Please contact me asap if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, if you'd like to see what inspires me on a daily bases, follow me on tumblr.
And lastly, I'd like to thank Zera at Brite Idea Tattoo in Ypsilanti, for the amazing new ink she did for me yesterday. My tribute to my biggest inspiration, Alexander McQueen. No better way to always remember the people who inspired you to do things your way, then to immortalize them on your skin, FOR LIFE. ;)