by Alphaville Herald on 30/03/12 at 2:13 am
by Justine Babii - SL supermodel/fashionista
I logged into SL the other day for the first time in ages, and only one of the old gang was online. I haven't been a regular here in years, so I guess this should be no surprise. I IM'd my friend and then ended up hanging out with her. For old times sake, we went to a fashion show.
I used to go to two or three fashion shows a week because I covered them for a number of blogs and I hadn't been to one in ages. We hit the Viktor-Viktoria Fashion Show that is part of Menswear Fashion Week. It's my understanding that there are multiple shows this week and lots of sales and freebies. Here's a slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Menswear%20Fashion%20Week2012/122/214/24/
We were late to the show, and there was a lot of lag in the sim next to the fashion show sim, but once we'd navigated ourselves to the actual runway, it was heaven. The designer and builder of the set, Lexie Jansma, CEO of Siren Productions, created a 3D multi-level runway that winds around the audience.
The audience was seated in upside down umbrellas that levitated at staggered heights, allowing us the opportunity to focus on one part of the runway, or follow an espeshially fabulous model and outfit all the way around the circuit. I loved the design.
The show's concept was gender bending and androgeny, as the models used were female and the clothes presented are sold for men. The gray and black and white motif in the design was perfect in support of this theme, and the models, who were instructed to go easy on the make-up and work with the theme, were fabulous.
Though I had intended to merely go as an appreciative member of the audience, I must say I was swept up in the excitement and immediately started begging my friend to let me blog it on her blog. You can find my breathless account here, as well as some pictures that aren't shown here.
Later, I got to thinking that since I apparently need to let the world know that fashion and creativity is alive and well in Second Life, and the Herald can always use some articles, I would pen a second rave review of this show and send it in.
Because I hadn't intended on blogging this, I am not as replete with descriptions of each outfit or the models or anything as I would have been, (though I will say that Gryphon Ronas of Siren Productions did her very best to get me up to speed late in the game when I knew I'd have to blog this, and I thank her!)
Visit this Slurl for more information and outlet stores for many of the designers and brands shown in the Viktor-Viktoria show.