Last week I attended a very amazing fashion show by the creative forces behind Perth boutiques Zekka, Dilettante and hair salon Head Studio.
It was a much anticipated show in the Perth Fashion community, partly because it was very, very clear that it was going to be unashamedly ARTY apps downloaden huawei p smart.
The title said it all (AVANT GARDE – the “leading edge” in creative terms), but also, the images for the pre-show catalogue were dominated by dramatic high contrast black and white images of gaunt models with theatrical level make-up and hair, embodying the extreme edge of angsty Euro-chic.
In addition, the venue was a long way from a standard catwalk – being in an ancient, giant, wooden floored gallery in the spectacular grounds of the University of Western Australia kniffel app for free.
To be honest, I was a little nervous about what I was going to wear. I usually try and avoid following the obvious, but I also don’t like to stand out too much.
When I arrived for pre-show drinks, the foyer was already full, and I had guessed right.
It was like walking into an arty Scandinavian architects convention, in a gothic nightclub, in the 1980’s ”New Romantic” period skyper. Honestly, ninety-five percent of everybody there was wearing BLACK. Black tops, bottoms, accessories, coats, hats, glasses, stockings, socks and, probably, black underwear.
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This is what I wore. A new, gorgeous black sheer lace dress that I recently acquired. It is definitely stylistically out of keeping with the theme of the show – it is romantic lace, sheer, with a hint of currently “on-trend” nude in the slip webradio for free. But it IS still essentially BLACK.
After chatting and people watching, we were ushered into the hall, which was like being led into the dinning room of Harry Potter’s school. I was delighted to discover that I was seated right at the end of “the walk”. The black tape on the floor (that tells the models where to turn) was right at my feet herunterladen wie schreibt man das. Excellent! The best seats in the house I reckon!
I started fussing about with my camera, and hoped that the lights would go up when the show started, since I had forgotten to bring either my really fast lens, or a tripod, so I was going to need a LOT of light to get clean, sharp pics. I never use the flash.
But the lights went DOWN when the show started, just to emphasis the “noir” tone of the whole affair. It was as dark as a cave windows vista home premium free german. Or a seedy night club. Oh well! I blasted away with my camera and took a lot of very blurry images, but also a few that I really, really liked.
(In this image, my camera’s shutter speed was so slow that it captured TWO flashes from OTHER photographer’s cameras, producing the blue double image of the model crossing in front! Cool! I love lucky, beautiful accidents.)
Even though it happened mostly in the dark, the show was true to its promise.
It included a giant organ solo, a solo by a violin player who was IN the show, hair styling in front of the audience, and a great selection of men’s and women’s clothes – which were really well styled into the show pdf reader for free. The models used the whole of the space, meaning that almost everyone in the audience was much closer to the clothes than if they had been at a conventional show.
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All the clothes were beautiful and sophisticated (often weirdly so), but these particular pieces really caught my eye – and so I hope to be off to Dilettante to test their wearability very soon.
These professional fashion photography images are by Songy Knox, a fellow fashion blogger who, unlike me, always remembers to bring all her equipment songs for free on handy. You can check out her excellent fashion photography at her Style Discovery blog. Thanks Songy!
Being at a show like this makes you feel you are hanging out with the cool gang. People who really appreciate exquisite, beautiful design that is hard to create. So I always leave feeling I’m part of a sophisticated crowd for whom elegance and grace is very important.
But then something always brings me back to earth. When I got home, I discovered that there was something stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
Something so completely out of place from the elite, dark and sophisticated world of Avante Garde. It was garishly multi-coloured. In vulgar primary colours.
And they had been stuck there the WHOLE EVENING!!!
OHHHH! How UNCOOL!!
I hope nobody noticed!!!