A one of a kind messenger made completely from recycled fabric, an old pillowcase and suede from thrifted clothing. Meet the maker
later today tomorrow!
Most Friday evenings seldom consist of scattered animal bones and tree limbs, but this was the exception on April 27 when Angela Bacskocky invited a captivated audience into her Nest. With a successful funding campaign through Kickstarter, Nest actualized into a multidisciplinary artist collaboration of sculptors, musicians, photographers, and Angela Bacskocky and Leslie Hamilton lending their remarkable talents as fashion designers. As models dressed in Angela’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection haphazardly contributed to the capacious central nest in the middle of the gallery floor as live ambient music softly played in the background; guest were welcomed to an amazing installation and immersive experience.
The Final Showcase concluding this year’s Richmond Fashion Week hosted several debut collections from local designers. One of the emerging designers that left a lasting impression beyond the runway was Angela Bacskocky. The designer’s usage of thick and often harsh natural fabrics of leather, fur, and wool, combined with the softness of silk and expertly crafted silhouettes as if they were tailored specifically for the model lead to an interesting juxtaposition of firm but comforting. It is clear that Angela Bacskocky’s Nest collection was thoroughly conceptualized and a compelling salute to femininity and strength.
Visit Dirty Richmond again this afternoon to see Nest in a much different and immersive setting as well as the premier of the Nest video by Bree Davis.
Friday Show Review:
Beach House at the Jefferson Theater
Words and Photographs by Gilline Santos
On May 4 2012, Beach House performed at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia where Victoria admitted that it was not only their first show in Charlottesville, but also in a long time. It has been a long two years since Beach House released their critically acclaimed album, Teen Dream…
The campaign that started it all.
From the agency that introduced millions to the Geico Gecko, and the minds behind the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign, the Martin Agency is one of Richmond’s most well known exports. Quietly located at the end of a cobblestone round-about in Shockoe Bottom, the award winning agency is housed in a space that evokes creativity. The notorious firm opened its doors for a rare glimpse inside.
Come back to Dirty Richmond tomorrow to watch Bree Davis’ video of the Martin Agency visit.
Next Week: a look inside one of Richmond’s most well known advertising agencies.