One of the reasons I love Modavia Fashion Week is that the process of preparing a collection for a show is far different than preparing weekly or monthly releases. Releases can stand on their own and how one outfit relates to another is immaterial. A collection however demands that the pieces work together to form an integrated whole. Strangely enough, by adding the constraint of making the clothes work together as a while, we get more innovation and imagination from the designers, not less. Sometimes, it take limits to free the imagination. That’s why we often get such fresh and extraordinary designs in runway shows. The designers’ imaginations have been set afire by the need to create 12 designs that express a singular vision.
Monica Outlander, the genius behind MiaMai, is perhaps the best exemplar of this at work. Her runway shows are highly anticipated and filled to capacity because everyone knows it will be a show, an extravaganza of art, music and design coming together synergistically. Synergy is such an overused term, but only because people use it recklessly as though cooperation and coordination were synergy.
ynergy gives us a result that is not achievable without the coordination of the music, the clothing, the models and the setting. In the runway show, we can see and hear the inspiration and the creative pulse that flows through all the pieces and it is a wonderful thing. I encourage you to go, if you can, to a few runway shows and if it’s for MiaMai, make sure you get there early so you can get in. (By the way, those shoes are a gift at House of Fox)
The MiaMai collection included pieces for men and women. She has taken inspiration from nature and exaggerated and stylized those elements into something very new. Her Dakini pants have legs like tree trunks and during the show, her models sat among the spheres on the stage and their limbs looked like roots grounding the runway while the models in her athropodic-limbed creations skittered down the runway where they performed a contemporary dance that brought them low and crouching close to the ground like an arthropod. Seen in its totality it was a complete performance.
Monica also creates the headpieces for her outfits, filled with lace leaves and a head and makeup tattoo, they truly give us a complete “look.”
I blasphemously added a chemise with the Dakini outfit. Designed to be worn bare-breasted like the Amazons, I am no Amazon. I love the lines in these pieces and snapped several more pics and happily recommend you check my flickr for the rest.
- Poses: Di’s Opera
- Skin: Ugly Duck Swan -Emily- Red – Gloss
- Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Deep Green
- Hair: Miamai_Dakini Rosed HeadPiece Tattoo
- Nails: Ibizarre Nail polish – lava
- Top: Adam n Eve – Samara Top – Buttermilk
- Pants: Miamai_Dakini Pants Rosed
- Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Serpente
- Poses: Di’s Opera
- Skin: Ugly Duck Swan Emily
- Tattoo Makeup: MiaMai Dakini Black Headpiece
- Eyes: Amacci
- Hair: MiaMai Dakini Black Headpiece
- BodySuit: MiaMai Arawn
- Shoes: House of Fox Arch Spine Boots
- Jewelry: EarthStones Falling Leaves Frost