DYSTOPIA- an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
The theme for our fashion show started as a mixture of a riot and a toxic wasteland. This was inspired by both the music video “No Church in the Wild” by Kanye West and Jay Z featuring Frank Ocean and the chaos in the Ukraine. Personally, I wanted a very dark and moody show; something that wasn’t too frou-frou and the typical showcase of glamour. I wanted to find the beauty in the darkness.
Now Class 144 is creating our own Dystopian society and we will bring out its hidden beauty. Strength and power describe the show’s personality. We want to create a beautiful chaos. With an unusual theme comes an unusual eye catching atmosphere and the class has scoured the city in search of props to really bring the audience into the atmosphere of our new society. Keeping in mind that net proceeds will go to our charity, Covenant House Vancouver; we are working hard to make this the best show possible. We welcome you to DYSTOPIA!
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.
Shirley Le, JCI Fashion Student