Wednesday, March 30, 2016

miss velvet cream with Kathryn Blair for MakeFashion 2016

miss velvet cream invites you.....

This Saturday night, April 2, in Calgary find new #missvelvetcream in collaboration with Kathryn Blair for project to:gether, presenting 2 separate total neocouture looks that respond to the brainwaves of the wearers using instant EEG readings from the Muse Headset system and showing the similarity and contrast in thought patterns by shape, silhouette, movement and light.

miss velvet cream met Kathryn Blair and the MakeFashion team at Makerfaire 2015 and began out collaboration in October 2015. Kath traveled to the MVC studio in California from Calgary twice in preparation for the show and then took all the pieces completed back to Canada in early March to complete all the coding and electronics before the premier April 2. 

This has been a spectacular project placing technology and electronics into full neocouture gowns and looks, and explore the ideas of clothing communicating literally the thoughts and feelings of the wearer without words. 

Meet Kathryn Blair:

Artist and Designer: Scatha G. Allison
Artist and Engineer: Kathryn M. Blair
Electronics Support: Ryan Blair

To:gether is sponsored by Victoria Park BRZ and MakeFashion. 

To:gether is an exploration of brain-computer interfaces, and the way that technology can transform how we communicate. 

The two different looks show the interplay between the brainwaves of the individuals wearing the garments. The similarities and differences in their thinking are embodied in movement, silhouette, and light. 

Premiering at the MakeFashion Gala 2016 Wearable Tech and Art show at Telus Spark April 2, 2016. Show starts at 7:30pm with runway presentations and designer meet and greet post show. 





See you there!!!

MVC will share the total looks not just the muslins, after the premier! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

True Alchemy Collection at Hot Couture 2016

It is with so much gratitude and joy that I am able to share the story, images and memories of the team presentation TRUE ALCHEMY COLLECTION at Hot Couture 2016 at The Crucible in Oakland. 

The Artists and Designers:
Scatha G. Allison : miss velvet cream
Domini Anne
Sophia Constance
Dawson E. : Dao Pow Industries
Shabnam Q.
Amanda Sage
This is the True Alchemy Collection.

All photographs in this post by Chuck Schoenberger.

Chuck Schoenberger Photo
"True Alchemy Collection" - from The Crucible - Alchemy and Ardor Fashion Show #hotcouture2016 
Photo by Chuck Schoenberger
Artist and designer dream team Domini Anne, Dawson IsMe, Shabnam Queue, Amanda Sage, Sophia Constance, Scatha G Allison, Miss Velvet Cream, Jacelyn Bautista, Kairi Bautista
With: Lupe Schoenberger


Saturday, February 13, 2016

The True Alchemy Collection at Hot Couture 2016 behind the scenes

Behind the scenes from the True Alchemy Collection premiere show Friday 2/12/2016 at The Crucible in Oakland. 
Tonight 2/13/2016 is the final presentation. 8pm show. We are honored to be the opening show of Alchemy and Ardor, just one of 13 wearable art collections commissioned by The Crucible for their annual fire and fashion runway show Hot Couture. 
All photos by #missvelvetcream 
MC Sterling James preparing for the show backstage 💎

The True Alchemy Collection is a collaborative project between 6 artists and designers based in 5 different California cities: Scatha G. Allison, Domini Anne, Sophia Constance, Dawsepn Engler, Shabnam Q. And Amanda Sage. 

The 12 look collection combines fabrics and hand painting from artist Amanda Sage with designers Scatha G. Allison, Domini Anne and Shabnam Q. creating one of a kind, neo-couture wearable art pieces. Dawson Engler brings luxury leathers and metal body adornments matched to each of the outfits, and performance artist and leatherworker Sophia Constance completes each character with handworked leather headpieces. 

2/13/16 show