Aftershock: Hosted by DAM Contemporaries

We are beyond excited to have teamed up with the Denver Art Museum for what will be one of the most unique fashion show experiences Goldyn has done to date – Aftershock. Join Goldyn and DAM Contemporaries for a multi-sensory fashion show and reception highlighting the new rotation of Shock Wave, an exhibition of revolutionary Japanese designers from the 1980s-1990s

Not to be missed, DAM’s Shock Wave exhibit opened in the Fall, highlighting Japanese Fashion Design from the 1980s–90s, whose work started a fashion revolution in Paris and continues to influence designers today. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today.

Enjoy a style presentation by Goldyn featuring clothing inspired by Shock Wave, including current Japanese and Japanese-inspired designers currently stocked at the boutique, from the Spring 2017 collections.

Experience 1980s Japanese couture fashion in a larger-than-life interactive installation. Your body will control enormous shape-shifting compositions using graphical elements from (and influenced by) the Shock Wave exhibit. Travel through time & space and become the fashion through this interactive art installation created just for this event by Justin Gitlin (a.k.a. Cacheflowe), an independent creative coder, musician and multimedia artist based in Denver, Colorado, USA. As a visual artist, Justin creates algorithmic designs for print, apparel, physical products, music videos and art installations. His visual collaborations have been shown at the Denver Art Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Dateline and Monkeytown 4. Justin was a co-founding partner of Mode Set, Ello, OhHeckYeah and Plastic Sound Supply.

A special dance performance by Avatar Movement Dance company, a Denver-born contemporary dance company, will accompany the fashion show. Going into their 10th season, the dancers of AMDC strive to bring art alive in their annual spring series of storytelling performances, and promote individual artistic vision in their annual fall series of choreographic interpretations. Join them as choreographer Les Martin weaves together an ‘old meets new’ experience blending together 1980s Couture Japanese Fashion, the work of modern founder Merce Cunningham, and a new age contemporary twist. A truly unique happening bringing together art, dance and fashion.

Hair and makeup provided by the ever-talented Matthew Morris Salon & Skincare. Matthew Morris stylists provide a professional and luxurious experience with exceptional customer service and sought-after services and products, backed by constant education and innovation.

Floral arrangements will be from the amazing, Wabi-Sabi specialists Sacred Thistle. Sacred Thistle is the conception of mother + daughter duo Sydney and Cornelia Peterson based out of Denver, Colorado. Available for travel across the globe – for events micro to macro. “Surrounded by the great giants to the West and rolling plains in the East, we seek our inspiration from nature & the seasons. Admiring the expressive movement of each stem, we place each individual to create sculpture rather than merely provide a service. Our style has been influenced by the Japanese way of Wabi-Sabi; Embracing imperfection and appreciating every stage of a flowers being. We seek to escape the mindset floral culture has ingrained in us – flowers are living and flawed, and incredible. And, yes, they will die. And they will still be beautiful.”

VIP Tickets holders will receive a private tour of Shock Wave with Florence Müller, the Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion, who joined the museum in 2015.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

5:30PM VIP | 6:30PM GA | 7:30PM Fashion Presentation

Cocktails, drinks + passed hors d’oeuvres 6:30-9:30PM

VIP $150, includes: private tour of the Shock Wave exhibit with Florence Müller, complimentary signature cocktails, two signature cocktails, passed Japanese inspired bites, luxury gift bags.

GA $45, $35 for DAM Contemporaries Members includes: signature cocktails and passed Japanese inspired bites.

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