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2014 Saratoga Edition! Designer - Kristina Collins | Photo: Patrick Dodson | RIGHT Side Photos: Studio di Luce | Top: Khymanyo Studio | Bottom: Behida Dolic Millinery

2015 Dates :

Announcement Coming Soon!


The 2015 Season will kick off early with the opening of a fashion installation in Cohoes, New York at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture on November 1, 2014 by ECC Designer Vilma Mare. Mare will be exploring contemporary culture through an installation involving a symbolic ceremony that recreates a time of connection and cleansing. Egle, the 'Queen of Serpents' is a feminine image with hereditary connection to indigenous rites, worship of ancestral land and family values, and harmonious dialogue between Humankind and Nature. This story depicts an ancient ritual understood from a female perspective whereby Egle takes a central role as she becomes a mediator between "sacral" and "secular" spheres.

The exhibition will be comprised of artisnal clothing styles including coats, skirts and other vestments. Besides the usual body protection and adornment aspects of the apparel, Vilma also maintains it’s spiritual content - protection against harm and the attraction of fertility and happiness. Additionally, (5) large oversized, hand sewn and quilted tapestries based on characters from the mythical story, and (9) large traditional ritual flags will be on display. For more information on this exhibition please CLICK HERE.

There will be closing reception will provide an artist talk and panel discussion with nationally acclaimed author and public speaker James Howard Kunstler, fashion designers Vilma Mare (Founder/Designer at Baltic Style) and Kathleen Tesnakis (Founder/Designer at `e ko logic) in a panel discussion about the psychological impediments to rebuilding local economies and the obstacles faced by the artisan community as they strive to overcome the day to day challenges of competing in a global economy. This will be on November 23, 2014 at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more partnership announcements, the years model call and our list of 2015 Designer Partners. 2015 is going to be our biggest year yet!

2014 SARATOGA EDITION!

Last years show was such an amazing success! 2014 saw the establishment of a new program for our participating designers, the 'POP UP! Shop.' This provided 3 seperate days of opportunity for the designers to sell directly to the public. Especially popular was the availability of the shop immediately after the runway show. The 'buy it off the runway' component was very popular and the shop was mobbed!

An additional and new feature of 2014 was the pairing up with Historic Universal Preservation Hall in a joint fundraising event. Historic preservation is an important part of reviving our downtown areas and as such it is near and dear to our mission to support local and regional based initiatives. We are excited to announce that we were able to raise a NET $20,000 for the restoration and operation of this amazing space!

For images from the event please check out the links below.

The Schenectady Gazette | Studio di Luce | Style Abby | Saratoga Wire

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ONGOING AND UPCOMING

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Peace and Love,
The ECC Team!

2014 'Shrine of Fashion' Shoot

 

The 2014 promo shoot took a new direction, an eclectic combination of this years designers, shot in our amazing location, Universal Preservation Hall. It was an all star cast!

Photo Credit: James Pickett

PROJECT MANAGER: Corey Aldrich
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER: Alyssa Hardy

PHOTOGRAPHER: James H. Pickett
PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSISTANT: Eddie Harris

PROJECT ASSISTANT: Amanda Daley

MODEL COORDINATION: Alyssa Hardy

CLOTHING DESIGNERS:
Kim Vanyo of Khymanyo Studios | `e ko logic | Jane Wilson Marquis
Behida Milinery | Kristina Collins Clothing | Gamakache Black

JEWELRY DESIGNER FOR JANE WILSON MARQUIS: Oblik Atelier

HAIR AND MAKE UP LEAD: Claire Harris

HAIR: Claire Harris and Julie Potter
MUA: Doria Tremante

MODELS:

Kelsea Adams | Kim Vanyo of Khymanyo Studios
Andre Robles and Kelly Van Nostrand | `e ko logic
Jenna Rochelle and Karla Reilly | Jane Wilson Marquis
Shelby Pinckney | Behida Millinery
Brittany Drahos | Kristina Collins Clothing
Arianna Coffin | Gamakache Black

VENUE: Universal Preservation Hall
VENUE CONTACTS: Dorothy Foster | Mary Beth McGarrahan

Photo Credit: Doug Mitchell | Designer Credit: Kristina Collins Clothing Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz | Designer Credit: e ko logic Photo Credit: Marc Roseburg | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo's Kimism Skirt Line Photo Credit: Doug Liebig for OEProPhoto | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo for Khymanyo Photo Credit: Marc Roseburg | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo's Kimism Skirt Line Photo Credit: Doug Liebig for OEProPhoto | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo for Khymanyo