All photos by Melissa Manning/ The Look Partnership
Dear Diane, Dear Shaded Viewers,
Before I traveled to NY for Fashion Week madness, I experienced another level of it at Space 1520 where THVM hosted a performance by the all-female band Warpaint to celebrate THVM's traveling Artists Collection Series with the Turkish company Orta Blu, the sustainability division of ORTA Anadolu, one of the world's largest denim manufacturers.
Jena Malone and Galen Pehrson
Artists from various fields of discipline worked with THVM to develop washes that were outside the denim industry standards and treatments.
Each artist produced a special hand made wash in THVM's Los Angeles atelier from natural ingredients and materials on Orta's impeccable fabrics. The artists then collaborated with Jean Genie Studios, Inc. to recreate the works of art into wearable pieces.
Arist Bozly's THVM/Orta Blu creation.
Denim became the artists' canvas for several of THVM's favorite collaborators: Ishi Glinsky, Bozly, Sam Spencer , Krissy Morrison , Chris Yniguez , and Alice Wilsey.
Ishy Glinksy's work.
Having first debuted the series in Italy, the short stop in Hollywood became next level with the limited capacity venue. Just one hour into the event, it was at maximum capacity. The security guards did not care who was who, as the police and fire marshall made it clear there would be no exceptions. Hundreds of people were turned away. Police copters circled above shining their massive spotlight upon the crowd of 300 who enjoyed Widmer Brothers beer on the unseasonably warm evening, as Warpaint performed a tight set for over 30 minutes.
Bozly, Clayton Webster, Ishi Glinsky, and Flavie Webster
Dani Drasin and BJ Panda Bear
Me, Odilon designer Stacey Clark, and Kerry Krogstad.
THVM's Olga Nazarova with Marco Innocenti
The denim art crated up and ready for its next stop, San Francisco! Details to follow soon on THVM's on their Facebook page or at www.thvm.com.
A quick and wonderful video by Nic Trikonis of some of the artists at work: