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.
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.
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