Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
“Supreme Beings”, a conceptual fashion show by iconoclastic San Francisco designers IIMUAHII and Ilanio, will take place on Thursday, March 1st, at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, from 7 to 9 pm. With entirely new work by both designers, plus Butoh dance performances by Ronnie Baker and Luku-san and music by SpacEKrafT, it promises to be a revelatory evening.
IIMUAHII was established in 2010 as an avant-garde sportswear line, and its main goal is to convey something new, unique, and innovative to the local and national fashion scenes. Designer / Creative Director Elena is very adamant about using animal-friendly, high-tech materials, and prides herself on creating the most original and eye-catching garments in the high fashion world. She uses inconceivable fabrics with distinctive textures, creates modern, never-before-seen silhouettes, and weaves complex, activewear details into all of her designs. Elena has worked with celebrity stylists and record labels as a costume designer for aspiring stars, and her work has been featured in video shoots, magazine editorials, and live performances.
Ilanio's all-black Autumn/Winter 2012 line lands us in an uncharted zone somewhere between body art and conceptual fashion. In the absence of color, materials and textures vie for center stage: pregnant spheroids and initimidating Mesozoic spikes alternate between invitation and protection, and fur, rubber, and plastic composites meld the industrial and the biological, suggesting out-of-control GMO experiments, or first contact with an undiscovered fetish subculture. Despite all that black, the line is playful and light, with a healthy sprinkling of humor throughout, and an undeniable, off-center sexiness permeating the work.
Ronnie Baker has been performing Butoh in the US and Japan since the early 1990’s, having studied with Tamano Koichi and Tamano Hiroko (Harupin Ha Butoh Kan). In addition, he studies ballet at ODC Dance Center with Augusta Moore, Marisa Castillo, and Monique Goldwater.
SpacEKraft is an uncategorizable electronic duo treading the stylistic waters between Kraftwerk and corporate event booths. From what we’ve gleaned by cyberstalking them on FaceBook, they promise “an audio-visual experience designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth”. We’re not exactly sure what that means, but looking forward to finding out!
A third of the proceeds at the bar will go to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, who do an amazing and much-needed job finding good homes for senior dogs. Muttville was recently voted San Francisco's Favorite Charity by 7x7 Magazine.
Thursday March 1st, 2012, 7-9 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St at 9th St, San Francisco
Tickets $15 / $20, 21+ only, so bring ID
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Thanks also to the following sponsors:
Scout Modeling Agency (http://www.scouttm.com/)
Smart Water (http://glaceau.com/)
Red bull (http://www.redbull.com/)
Best in Show (http://bestinshowsf.com/)
Modern Time Bookstore (http://mtbs.com/)
Media bags by FashionableFun.com