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Kabarett of the Absurd

“Kabarett of the Absurd” photo collection by Blacksheep Photography features clothing and accessories from my sugar.skin.circus collection.  Here are a few of my favorite shots:

Model wears Circus Sun Goddess Headdress, Carnival Kimono Shrug, Sunburst Circus Tank and Avocado Velvet Cuffs.

 

Model wears Three Ring Militia Hat & Circus Bustle Jacket.

 

Model wears Three Ring Militia Hat & Circus Bustle Jacket.

 

Model wears Circus Sun Goddess Headdress, Carnival Kimono Shrug, Sunburst Circus Tank & Avocado Velvet Cuffs.

 

 

To see the rest of the “Kabarett of the Absurd” photo series, click here: KABARETT OF THE ABSURD

To shop the clothing & accessories you see, click here: sugar.skin.circus collection

 

Photography: Blacksheep Photography

Clothing & Accessories: Audio Helkuik

HMU: Ash Robinson

Models: Chrisane Jarosz, Sammy Greer, Chelsea Hanna Nielsen

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Dan Richters is the WINNER at Omaha Fashion Week 2013

This year Omaha Fashion Week gave out a $20,000 prize package to just ONE of the designers that showed in their big finale runway show.  Omaha artist/designer Dan Richters was the WINNER!!!!  I was so proud when they announced his name!  But honestly, I’d be so proud of Dan even if he hadn’t won the prize.  The prize is just a cherry on top of what he did at this year’s fashion week.  (A crazy $20,000 cherry on top!)  But seriously, his work, philosophy on art, and focus is incredibly impressive to me.  I’ve been a fan of his work since I very first moved to Omaha.  And still after years of sharing the runways of Omaha with him, I’m still continually amazed at how incredibly talented and humble Dan is.

Dan Richter’s surprised face is priceless as the Omaha Fashion Week producers announce him as the winner.

Hugs and celebration!

OFW Producer, Brook Hudson, encourages Dan to do a victory lap on the runway.

I was especially impressed with Dan Richter’s collection this year because he developed and perfected some new construction methods for his garments.  Created out of latex, his work touches on a sense of other-worldiness, sci-fi themes and power.  This collection featured a lot of custom molded latex details included faces, celtic knotwork, leaves, spikes and fringes.  I was just blown away.

Pieces from designer Dan Richter’s collection.

Dan Richter’s work on the runway

You can view more of Dan Richter’s fashion designs (and drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc) at www.danrichters.com

 
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Posted by on 08.27.13 in Fashion, Fashion Industry

 

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In progress shots: Making a Half-Helmet

Fashion Week started yesterday here in Omaha.  I’ve shown a collection at Omaha Fashion Week at least once a year EVERY year since I’ve moved here.  It’s making me a little sad that I’m not part of the frenzy this time around.  I tried to figure out a way I could show a collection at fashion week AND start all these new exciting leatherworking projects AND pay the bills, but something had to go.

Turns out, maybe I can’t do it all. (Denial! DENIAL! Go back into denial! DO ALL THE THINGS!)

Since I am a little sad and reminiscent, I have been looking through all the photos I have from last year’s Omaha Fashion Week where I showed my monoprismatic collection in the Avant Garde Show. This year’s Avant Garde themed runway show is tonight, so I thought I’d get in the spirit and share some behind-the-scenes shots of me making the studded and feathered half-helmet from my monoprismatic line.

FIguring out the sculpted feather shapes and patterns.

Deciding on feather placement.

Stretching and molding the buckram.

Vintage woven fabric. Delicious!

Prepping a sculpted feather for bias trim. I’m not afraid of a bit of hand stitching!

Feathers are stitched. Helmet is studded.  Ready!

Who doesn’t love chain tassel detail?

My half-helmet hits the runway!  (Photo: g thompson higgins gallery. Model: Dawaune Hayes. Makeup: Sirens at the Loft.)


Happy Avant Garde Night tonight, Omaha!!!

Yellow Studded Half Helmet by Audio Helkuik available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108139984/yellow-studded-half-helmet

 

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