Getting ready for the Fade to Light show

We’re getting ready for the Fade to Light show Wednesday, Feb 27, Crystal Ballroom at 13th & E Burnside.  StudioSKB will show 12 looks inspired by the transition in fashion during the 1960s.  These Autumn/Winter 2013 tyles will move from those epitomized by Pauline Trigere to those worn by Edie Sedgwick, star of Andy Warhol’s Factory.  And, yes, it will be quite a show.

As I told Marjorie Skinner of the Portland Mercury,

I am inspired by Andy Warhol’s factory girl film star, Edie Sedgwick, for StudioSKB, A/W 2013,  Actually, it was a conversation with Elizabeth Mollo, the Fade to Light producer, that got me started down this road.  Elizabeth looks a bit like Edie.  Our conversation made me feel the same atmosphere of that time:  The bursting desire to break free from past constraints and move into a new, exciting future.  For the early 1960s of Edie’s time, it was a break from the conventions and constraints of the 1950s.  For us now, after the re-election of Obama it is the burning desire to shake off the gray days of congressional gridlock, recession, bad economy and jump into a giddy future of invention and optimism.

My 10-piece collection moves from the well tailored details of a Pauline Trigere, as worn by Patricia Neal in 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to the loose fun styles of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark.

With each collection, I keep joking with Josh Buck and Lisa Silveira that “this is my final collection.”  So I guess you could call this my second annual final collection for StudioSKB.

Other designers showing include Bryce Black of Project Runway, Alyson Clair of Clair Vintage Inspired, Joshua Buck of Chicago Harper, Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse and Alicia Wood of Ms Wood.

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