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Photo Credit: Lea Sophie Foto Photo Credit: Studio di Luce | Designer: Khymanyo Studio
Photo Credit: Studio di Luce | Designer Credit: Behida Dolic Millinery
2015 'Makers Movement in America' Promo Shoot | Photo: Lea Sophie Foto | RIGHT Photos: Eddie Harris | Top: Vilma Mare's Baltic Style | Bottom: frittelli & LOCKWOOD

Electric City Couture Launches 2015 Season


It's that time of year again and the planning for the 2015 Electric City Couture Fashion Show is in full swing! The show continues to grow in influence and in its ability to bring awareness to a facet of the regional creative economy that is just beginning to be fully recognized.


Universal Preservation Hall

25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 PM



This year's show will be in Saratoga on Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 PM. The “5th Annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show – Saratoga Edition,” will feature both established and up and coming regional fashion designers in a juried, pure runway experience. The evening will showcase signature collections of five regional designers and will include roughly 55 male and female models on the runway. Targeted proceeds from this years show will go to the ongoing restoration work of Historic Universal Preservation Hall, a year-round arts and community events venue located at 25 Washington St. in Saratoga Springs. This years show will be a partnership between Proctors of Schenectady NY, Universal Preservation Hall and Electric City Couture and is designed to highlight the strengths of the regional creative economy.

This years Special Guest, Schenectady, New York based designer MA+CH (f. Marika Charles) will be featured in addition to a selection of past and new regional designers including: Troy, NY based `e ko logic; Copake, NY based Vilma Mare’s Baltic Style; Saratoga, NY based frittelli & LOCKWOOD who will be paired up with The Last Gentleman Co out of Schenectady, NY; and Gamakache Black based out of Queens, NY.

Additionally, the ability to 'buy it off the runway' in the retail sales area (POP UP! Shop) that will be available both after the show on Saturday, April 25 for show attendees and on Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public.

This year will have a special musical commission from renowned pianist Chuck Lamb of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet that was scored specifically for the event and will include a live performance by Petia Kassarova, cellist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and show DJ Nate da Great.

"The 2015 season will see new developments in the way we represent and promote designers and elements of the regional fashion economy. By elevating fashion to the level of artform, we underscore its relevance as a wearable design aesthetic that enriches and also its place as a powerful tool that can encourage social dialogue."
Corey Aldrich
: Founder and Producer at Electric City Couture

Premium VIP Seating SOLD OUT. General Admission Seating available on or near APRIL 2, 2015 at the link above.

Special thanks to this years Headline Sponsors:

Bonacio Construction | Keeler Mercedes | Knob Creek
Lifestyles of Saratoga | Saratoga Pool and Tub


Queen of Serpents Exhibition Kicks Off 2015

Electric City Couture Season

Myth Interfaces Routine : Fashion Designer Vilma Mare Explores Contemporary Meanings
Through a Lens of Baltic Mythology

The 2015 Season will kicked 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 was moved to the McDaris Fine Arts Gallery located at 623 Warren Street in Hudson, NY for the months of January and February. Upcoming variations on the exhibition to to be announced as available.

For more information on this exhibition please CLICK HERE.

2015 Season partners include Universal Preservation Hall and Proctors.


2015 Call for Models | Open Casting Call!


Announcing the 2015 Call for Models Open Casting Call!

If you missed out open Casting Call on December 6th it not to late to fill out an application! For more info check out the MODELS PAGE. We are still looking for MALE MODELS!

Special thanks to Time Warner Cable News 9 for helping us get the word out!

2015 'Makers Movement in America' Shoot


The 2015 promo shoot followed last years direction with a combination of this years designers, shot in our amazing location, Universal Preservation Hall. It was an all star cast! For more on this shoot CLICK HERE.

Photo Credit: James Pickett

2015 Show Theme :

The Makers Movement in America


The ‘Anti-Hero’ as a Symbol of the Makers Movement in America

A current trend is sweeping across the country wherein people are becoming awakened more than ever before. With this higher consciousness an awareness of our inner selves and our surroundings has increased. A new relationship with our environment has begun. Increasingly young, highly educated people are choosing professions and lifestyles that give them a meaningful connection between themselves and others and with that is an interest in the origins of the things they consume. A visual reference to this desired connection and awareness is envisioned for the 2015 Electric City Couture Show.

The 'Anti-Hero' in this context is the overlooked everyday men and women who work at jobs that keep our society moving and inspired. The people ‘making the donuts.’ Specifically for us, those who are engaged in the mechanics of the creative economy. This could include the previously overlooked professions that are now experiencing a renaissance in contemporary society that are artisan and craftsmanship in nature.


Please keep in touch with us online to keep up to date on Electric City Couture Sanctioned and Sponsored events. Thanks again for supporting Upstate and Regional fashion! We look forward to seeing you again on the runway in the near future!

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!

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Peace and Love,
The ECC Team!

2014 Saratoga Edition : End of Show Line Up

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