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|2016 'SHATTERED : Repose' Promotional Shoot | Designer: Claudia Calabria | Photos: Sarah Pezdek|
2016 'SHATTERED : Repose' Schedule
2016 will see a major expansion to a full weekend of fashion runway activity! Currently looking for Models and Designers! Hit the pages and follow the instructions for submission!
This years event will consist of (2) full runway shows and support events. Each show will have a distinct theme that is part of an overall story that will play out over two days. The first will be Saturday Night, April 16th at 7:30. The theme will be 'SHATTERED' and will feature nation VJ V Owen Bush of Glowing Pictures who will be providing visual interludes between designers along with the a vibrant musical program curated by show Music Director, Nate da Great. The set will be focused on creating more of a hard edged look that will morph into an organic set for the following day. The second show 'Repose' will be on Sunday Afternoon, April 17th at 3:00. It will be a matinee show and will feature a hanging gardens of Babylon theme. Each show will provide an opportunity for retail sales at our POP UP! Shop.
Main Events Location:
Additional events and programs will be announced as we get closer to the event dates.
Featuring Alumni Designers:
New 2016 Designers Include:
Additional designer(s) to be announced!
ONGOING AND UPCOMING
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 2016 Designer Partners. 2016 is going to be our biggest year yet!
Peace and Love,
2016 Show Theme
This theme explores the concept of breaking through the current paradigm of the unquestioned value of a total global economy. A new insight inspired by an earlier way of relating to our goods and services looks back to an older model of regional sustainability. Though one cannot go back in time to economic models that are past, it is in the understanding that we can pull the best practices from the past and from current times to allow for a new and beautiful hybrid that can organically grow and adjust to regional needs and market conditions. This allows for a unique expression of regional identity and promotes the support of ‘A Makers Movement in America.’
The Aesthetic Element : An Unfolding Drama that Develops over the Course of Two Days
SATURDAY NIGHT: The explosive technical show. This is the shattering phase. It will be represented by hard edged objects suspended in the physical space. These objects will become a reflective surface for projections. Video artist V. Owen Bush will image map the church space and suspended objects to project individual and unique visions accross the volume of the space in a way that supports the overall theme of this explosive opening scene.
SUNDAY MATINEE: From the shattered remants a of a past paradigm grows an organic movement that is represented in horticultural elements that have replaced the hard edged objects of the night before. This is envisioned to reference the concept of the Babylonian hanging gardens. (Generously supported with the expertise of interior plantscape consultant Karen McGowan). The previous shards have now become diamonds sparkling above the stylized garden scene that play well to the natural daylight in the space, bringing back an organic harmony between the old and new.
2016 Promo Shoot | SHATTERED : Repose
The 2016 promo shoot year was a journey into the creative concept of the death and rebirth of the mindset and philosophy in the way in which we consume fashion. It was shot on location at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY. For more on this shoot CLICK HERE.