Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Saturday We FLAUNT with Honfleur Gallery, Ten Miles Square and Project Beltway


The Honfleur Gallery is in full fledged fashion mode as they launched *Flaunt: Photography & Fashion Collaboration*, a special exhibition showcasing emerging local talent in photography and fashion design this Spring. The exhibition opened with a successful launch in April and will continue to highlight the synergy between the two mediums at an upcoming Runway Show on Saturday, June 6, 2009. So venture with me to Southeast DC's newest arts community to Flaunt your stuff.

Tickets: $10.00 contact 202-580-5972 or arts@archdc.org for tickets.

Flaunt, produced in association with Ten Miles Square and Project Beltway, will feature new fashion portrait work by photographers Joshua Yospyn, John Ulaszek, Meaghan Gay, and Steve Goldenberg. The work is the result of collaborations with local fashion designers Dana Greaves, Taimur Baig, Lara Akinsanya and Will Sharp, who will show off their talent as their clothes grace the runway. The upstairs portion of the gallery will be transformed into a pop-up boutique so that guests can take a piece of the runway home.

An artistic experiment of sorts, Flaunt aims to challenge and explore the notions of what constitutes fashion photography.
The opening exhibition and runway show promise an outstanding soundtrack further promoting local artists. The Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE within Historic Anacostia, between the 11th Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. sharp.

Tickets are available in advance only for the June 6th event and are expected to sell out quickly. (No tickets will be sold at the door.) We will feature a limited number of VIP seats, standing room only tickets and reserved seating for the press. Tickets are available by calling or emailing The Honfleur Gallery. Come support the rising stars and see them in their element on stage and in the fashion light!

Designer Bios:

Born in Dubai and raised in Pakistan, Taimur Baig honed his design skills at the New York fashion house Kenneth Cole before settling in Washington, D.C. Inspired by art, architecture and travel, Baig's Mirza Mperial line of women’s wear features polished, feminine looks for both day and evening. Baig
is currently at work on his debut Autumn/Winter '09 collection.

Lara Akinsanya counts her upbringing in Nigeria, West Africa, as the main source of fabric inspiration for L~Shandi, her line of bold women’s wear that mixes traditional African fabrics with Western tailoring. L~Shandi is named after the Nigerian street-slang term "lepa shandi," a compliment paid to a woman wearing something that makes her look particularly attractive and sexy. Often cut with a retro flair, L~Shandi designs have been featured in Lucky magazine, Washington Post Express and Washington Life magazine, and are sold locally at U Street boutique Caramel. http://lshandi.com

Artist and designer Dana Ayanna Greaves combines old-world craftsmanship with funky street-style modernity to create unique paper jewelry, fine art paintings and most recently, one-of-a-kind clothing for women. Her work, Artistic AYA, has appeared in DC Magazine, Daily Candy, The Washington Post,and The Today Show. Her work is sold online and at U Street boutique Lettie Gooch. http://artisticaya.com

Will Sharp and the crew behind local Washington DC based street-wear label DURKL produce stylish, detailed, and progressive, clothing celebrating the individuality, diversity, and creativity that set us all apart. DURKL is part insane, part precise, part super-clean, and part hilarious. DURKL dares us all to make fun. The line is sold both online and locally at Elite Board shop in Fairfax, Virginia and at Palace Five Skate shop in the District. http://durkl.com

Tickets: $10.00 contact 202-580-5972 or arts@archdc.org

Photo "Malinda 31" by Joshua Yospyn

1 comment:

katelin said...

Looking forward to this event, hope to see you there! :)