on saturday night, i was given the incredible opportunity to attend the opening
of the boston MFA's latest fashion exhibit, #techstyle. i invited a gaggle of
my favorite local bloggers and we had a smashing time mixing and mingling
with the beautiful people of the museum's fashion council.
the theme of the evening was, as you may have guessed- "tech-style,"
but when i peered into my closet, i found that the only thing i had that constituted
such a new and futuristic trend was my digital watch!
does something purchased online count as "tech-style?
anyway, seeing as i was drawing a blank with the whole dress code,
i opted for the glamour route- because how many chances do you have
in life to break out the big hot pink dress?? not enough, damnit!
dress: vintage fiandaca couture
shoes: melissa for vivienne westwood (my wedding shoes!)
necklaces: betsey johnson
clutch: louis vuitton cosmetic bag
photos by lei ann :)
and if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this picture buzzing
around between each of us. it was truly a fantastic way to reconnect with
like-minded ladies! fashion is freedom!
don't you love cassie's jacket? the sleeves in and of themselves were a marvel to behold ;)
now onto the exhibit, which i am so so sad to say, i only saw half of- :( :( :(
i was so busy chatting away that they closed down the other side before i made a full loop!
aptly named "techstyle," the exhibit "draws upon the MFA's collection of contemporary fashion"
and is a true fusion of fashion and technology. from 3-D printed dresses, to those that you
can program with the touch of your phone or the sound of your voice- these pieces are
a glimpse of fashion's future, and its a beautiful one.
the exhibit opened with a digitally printed dress from alexander mcqueen's
plato atlantis collection-with footage from the fashion show playing along side it.
it was quite possibly one of the most breathtaking dresses to behold- true timeless art.
lei ann and i drooled over this digitally printed dress by mary katrantzou.
it's mesmerizing in the best way!
here are a few details from giles deacon metallic leather fringe dress made from laser cut
leather and encrusted with swarovski crystals. loveeeee.
neri oxman & iris van herepen's 3-d printed anthozoa cape and skirt are unlike anything
i have ever seen in real life. it looks like it belongs underwater!
this bodice by manish arora was my favorite! it's made of laser-cut leather,
sequins and beads. i would pair it with a tool skirt and never take it off!
loving the texture of this kinematic petals dress by the nervous system.
i love how it is 3-d printed to move with a perfectly contour to any body!
i wanted to have a psychedelic cinderella moment in these francis bitonti 3-d printed shoes.
i wonder if you can really walk in them?
this bodysuit by noa raviv looked like something that beyonce or miley might wear on tour.
these rem de koolhass, united nude shoes reminded lei ann and i of our friend, holly,
who always walks around in impossible shoes and makes it look easy.
...needless to say, i will be back to see the other half!!
#techstyle is running march 6 -july 10, 2016!
go see it!!