To say that we were honored when the Denver Art Museum approached us about putting together a fashion show to celebrate their Shockwave exhibit on groundbreaking 80s and 90s Japanese fashion is an understatement. We still get goosebumps thinking about the shakeup created when designers like Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo came out with their collections 20-30+ years ago, which seem just as relevant today as they ever were.
With the help of dance ensemble Avatar Movement, some insane choreography and model-dancer interaction, and a wild installation by interactive artist Cacheflowe, our team (including producers extraordinaire Jenny Baker-Strasburg and Mary Spicer) presented quite possibly the most interesting, unusual fashion show we’ve done to date. Thanks are also due to Matthew Morris Salon and Katelyn Simkins for hair and makeup, Sacred Thistle for floral arrangements, and Wilhelmina models for their contributions.
Check out a video recap of the event, taken by Avatar Movement, as well as pics from the event below courtesy of Sara Ford Photography.