Wearable art all the fashion
Rockland — Designer Gianna Ida Short of See Line Apparel and photographer Nicole Marie Fuller of Nicole Marie Images will debut their summer collection at a "407 Runway" fashion show Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by 407 Studios, an art cooperative consisting of six artists on the second floor of 407 Main St.; and by Asymmetrick Arts, a mixed media art gallery located at 405 Main St.
Short is a fashion designer who has been sewing since middle school. She originally hails from Edmond, Okla., but relocated to Camden in 2009. She participated in a version of "Project Runway" in 2007 and 2008 at the University of Kansas. She will launch an Etsy site this month to will sell her designs under the new See Line Apparel label. Short is moving to Vancouver in August.
Fuller is a fine art and documentary photographer from Alameda, Calif., whose work has appeared in Music Scene Magazine and Student Filmmakers Magazine. She has exhibited her images in California, New York and Maine; and shot promotional material for the Maine Media Workshops, where she completed the Professional Certificate Program in Photography in 2008. She lives in Rockport, where she teaches photography and video production.
The fashion show is the result of Short's desire to take See Line Apparel, her clothing line, more seriously and Fuller's commitment to collaborate and share her resources with other creative people. Short's designs have come to life in Fuller's studio, located in 407 Studios and housing a recently acquired sewing machine and silk screen printing station.
This joint venture has lead to the creative duo starring in a short documentary film titled "The Rack" (vimeo.com/13057083) and filmed by Brennan Wesley, a film student at the Maine Media Workshops. In the film, Short states that Fuller's confidence in her abilities as a designer gives her the confidence to make her things better. In describing their creative relationship Fuller simply exclaims "She inspire me and has taught me so much."
For some of the work in the show, photos were taken using a vintage Hasselblad Medium Format camera. The resulting images were silkscreened onto fabric, which was used to create wearable art as well as others pieces, all inspired by a 1940s-era Du Barry Perfect Fit Pattern. Runway music will be provided by Vistas, the Camden-based electronica duo; and by Lincolnville-based singer/songwriter Alexis Pastuhov of In Stitches. High fashion makeup will be provided by RHEAL Day Spa of Rockland. Drinks will be provided by Brevetto Bistro and Wine Bar of Camden. The event is facilitated by Studio 305, a creative consulting firm located in Rockland.
The "407 Runway" summer fashion show will be a ticketed three-part event. There will be a Behind the Scenes Affair upstairs at 407 Studios and live models in the windows of Asymmetrick Arts from 5 to 7 p.m. The runway portion of the show will take place at Asymmetrick Arts from 7 to 8 p.m. After the show, Nicole Marie Images will host an open studio at 407 Studios.
Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $10, which includes admission to the Behind the Scenes Affair and fashion show; or $3 for fashion show admission only. Tickets at the door will be $5 for fashion show only.
Advance tickets can be purchased at 407 Studios, RHEAL Day Spa or online at (PayPal) a NicoleMarieImages.com. For more information, contact Shatema Brooks at (646) 807-8599 or email@example.com.
VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.