We absolutely loved this event last year, so we’ll be sure to there with bells (and a variety of other non-traditional fibers) on this weekend for the 2104 version. Each spring, MICA showcases some of the most inventive and thought-provoking designs in fashion during two events: their annual experimental fashion event, and a benefit fashion show. Both events push the boundaries of fashion with truly unique use of fiber and textiles, supplemented by additional media, which allow designers to craft imaginative, original and distinctive artistic creations. Sure, you might not be taking any of these pieces home for daily wear—but the creativity of these young designers is pretty mind blowing—really pushing the envelope in terms of what falls under the heading “fashion.” XIX: An Experimental Fashion Event, is a multimedia collaboration derived from the diligence, talent and vision of an eclectic group of 19 artists and designers from the MICA Fiber Department’s Multi Media Event class. The students have shared their thoughts, workspace and designs with each other, but ultimately, the works you’ll see at XIX are bold works of individual creators. The concepts showcased include innovative approaches to costume, contemporary fashion, puppetry, performance and traditional couture. In other words, there may well be a catwalk, but don’t count on anything like runway shows you’ve seen before.
XIX: An Experimental Fashion Event takes place Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The event will be held at 2640 (St. John’s Church), 2640 Saint Paul St. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.mica.edu.
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