Richmond’s own, Angela Bacskocky, will debut her fall collection at Need Supply Co. this Friday from 6-8pm. The collection, Nest, deals with themes of isolation juxtaposed with feelings of comfort and made completely of natural fibers. Click [here] to view Dirty Richmond’s previous coverage of Nest and visit the facebook event to RSVP and for more information.
*Photograph by Nick Ghobashi
“The Nest deals with isolation and hibernation. It’s about the animal instinct to burrow and hide away, which is simultaneously comfortable and claustrophobic. Our nest is our home and the walls we build around ourselves, which keep us exquisitely safe but also still and imprisoned.”
(Photograph by Sarah Walor)
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.