DRESSING ROOMS / A Spring Fashion Show
ABOUT THE SHOW: Dressing Rooms (Sponsored by Vitamin Water) was a collaborative effort between the Interior Design and Apparel Design departments at the Art Institute of Portland; an elective course that challenged students to create a cohesive runway garment and set vignette expressing the vibe of a Portland neighborhood to show in the annual Ai Spring Fashion Show. Below are photographs of the 7 Corners Neighborhood Team's finished garment and vignette, fully designed and fabricated by Laura DiGiovanna and myself.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND DESIGN: Located in Southeast Portland, 7 Corners is "bike central". With bikeways such as Ladd's Division and Clinton Street being the heartbeat of this quaint neighborhood, the area offers nothing less than urban vibrance. The vignette was designed to represent the eclectic charm, anchored by a purposefully oversized bikeway to showcase the core of this community. We created the garment textile by cutting and distressing recycled bicycle tires, and the silhouette was inspired by the strong angular frame of a bicycle. 7 Corners is funky, carefree and unexpected; which is exactly what we sent down the runway! *see photo gallery below
CONTENT / An Art Install
As part of Bwana Spoons' build-out and install team, we temporarily demo'd an entire guest room at the Ace Hotel for a live art and fashion event called CONTENT. Spoons' vision transformed the space into a dream-like forest scene in which the re-imagined aurora borealis Smart car traveled. Event attendants were able to explore and participate in this interactive "rainbow ride" art installation.