ANHarchy Fashion Show
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on creatives and artists in Jacksonville and beyond. That being said, creative director and artist Anh Pham didn’t let it stop her from hosting another jaw-dropping fashion show. Still allowing creativity to flow, but in a safe way, this private event required participants to wear face coverings. Building on the success of her 2018 “Color Me Kona” fashion show, which was hosted by Nico, Anharchy Fashion Show 2020 proved to be a moment we all needed after such a tumultuous year.
Melt The Mold
Co-hosted by Cissa Jackson and held at CoRK Open Studios on November 29th, 13 models came together for the pop-art, vintage and retro inspired fashion show. Models donated pieces which Pham added elements to and transformed. Using saturated colors and vibrant patterns, these upcycled items were only one aspect of the strong creative direction behind the show.
Seven Meave helped complete the look with makeup styling for the models. Using bright colors, bold shapes and lines as well as other elements, Meave was able to translate Pham’s iconic styling onto the models faces assisting in the creation of a complete ensemble.
The models walked the runway to the 80’s classic “Everybody wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears. The striking audio combined with the visually impactful designs and colors, the entire show was very on brand for AnharchyOfficial.
CoRK Arts Studio is located at 2689 Rosselle Street and supports artists in the community by offering artist workspaces in an environment that is conducive to creativity and collaboration. Studio Director Crystal Floyd helped to facilitate the fashion show. Cork Arts District is a Jacksonville icon, offering over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space centered around artist studios and galleries.
Folioweekly.com / written by Madeleine Peck Wagner
“Pham...thrifts and remixes clothing as her attempt to ‘push back against big box fashion.’ That idea of ‘big box fashion’ is itself a vehicle for what seems to really be at the core of her work, a resistance to commodity and capitalism.”
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