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|2016 'Of Then and Beyond' Show, Promo Shoot | Designers: As They Sew in France, Redfield Designs and Revive Gifts | Photos: Sarah Pezdek|
2016 'Of Then and Beyond...'
A Steampunk Fashion Show
Enchanted City announces this years kick off event, in collaboration with 2440 Design Studio (Founders of Electric City Couture), a two day fashion extraveganza! This themed runway show will feature steam punk couture in addition to tech wearables, a hot new development in the avant garde fashion scene. Fabric based steam punk designers will include ‘As They Sew in France’ (Atlanta, GA), ‘Redfield Design’ (Windsor, CT) and ‘Revive Gifts’ (Edgewater, CO). The Tech Wearable segment will showcase nationally featured designer Birce Özkan, based in NYC.
Friday night will be a traditional runway show held at the Troy Public Library amongst the marble, cast iron and Tiffany Glass windows of this amazing 1897 building designed by the New York City architectural firm of J. Stewart Barney and Henry Otis Chapman Architects. The TPL is currently raising funds to help restore this amazing historic structure.
Saturday, as part of the Mini Maker Faire co-sponsored by the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, there will be a crit and panel discussion lead by Becky Stern (Formerly of Adafruit.com and currently designer/maker at Instructables.com) providing a close up personal look and meet and greet with the Tech Wearable designers and their works from the night before.
Fabric based designers will have a full retail store for a buy it off the runway experience on Saturday in a retail pop up shop located at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity. Additional fashion based demonstrations and workshops to be announced.
This years show is made possible in part with the generous contributions of HEADLINE SPONSORS The Best Western (A part of the Franklin Hospitality Group, Big Crunch Media.
Additional sponsorship acknowledgement: Troy Innovation Garage, Sweet Sues and the Troy Public Library.
ONGOING AND UPCOMING
Please keep in touch with us online to keep up to date on Electric City Couture Sanctioned and Sponsored events. Thanks again for supporting Upstate and Regional fashion! We look forward to seeing you again on the runway in the near future!
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more partnership announcements, the years model call and our list of 2016 Designer Partners. 2016 is going to be our biggest year yet!
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2016 Enchanted City Festival
Fashion Weekend Schedule
What: Of Then and Beyond...A Steampunk Fashion Show
What: Steampunk Boutique Retail Clothing Shop
What: Tech Wearable Panel Discussion and Presentation w/guest Becky Stern
What: Costume Competition
The 2016 SHATTERED : Repose Show