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A snapshot of Dystopia

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In the last term at John Casablancas Institute we put together a fashion show. Dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad so our show is going to be super dark yet fun.

One of the ways we develop our theme and showcase it to the media is with a photo shoot. My job for the publicity photo shoot was to style the shoot with my two very talented classmates Jerome Insorio and Douglas Alfaro-Ocho. We have similar taste so it was amazingly easy putting this shoot together. The hardest part was finding a photographer and models. We spent days talking to various people and finally managed to get Pong Yananissorn, a local Vancouver photographer who’s style fit the mood of the shoot to a T. Then we found two new faces to model.

Fashion-wise we decided on street style grunge mixed with couture so I was in heaven doing the shoot seeing as I’m #1 die hard Nirvana lover and 90s’ gal. We had a mixture of plaids, Unif, chokers, 40 Decibels, and skyscraper platform boots, all layered together. We used a wine colored lipstick and purposefully greasy looking hair.

I’m so excited that the shoot turned out beautifully and really embodies our show’s theme.

DYSTOPIA the fashion show happens June 16th, 2014 at Performance Works on Granville Island, doors: 6:30pm, show: 7:00pm. Tickets are available at JCI (220 Cambie) for $20 or $25 at the door. All net proceeds go to Covenant House.

Savannah Cochrane, JCI Fashion Student

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