The semi-annual Fade to Light fashion show is going down at the Crystal TONIGHT, and we're studying up on the crop of designers being featured this time (some of them we know, some of them we're still getting acquainted with). To that end, we sent along some questions about their new collections and how they approach Fade to Light's particular focus on multi-media presentations, which at its most basic involves a video introduction prior to each line's appearance, but which can and has included everything from live music to professional dance routines thrown down in the middle of the runway.
Next up: Wandering Muse's Lisa Silveira.
How many times have you participated?
This will be my third time participating with Fade to Light. I love it, and it gets better every time.
How do you feel about the video aspect of the show?
I think the video aspect of the show really sets it apart from many other shows. It is a bit of added pressure, but it gives designers an extra chance to show a little something about their brand. I am always interested to see what each designer has come up with. Personally, I have gone a different direction with my video each time. I am putting a lot of work into my branding, and welcome the opportunity to
express the mood/theme of Wandering Muse in addition to the runway time.
What can you tell me about this collection?
Each collection I explore new and different ways to make clothing convertible/reversible. This Autumn/Winter collection I am experimenting with a few new materials as well as different methods of
garment construction to support the reversibility that I am creating. It is primarily cotton, with a bit of rayon and wool thrown in, and in a first for me, a tiny hit of sparkle. Because the goal of my collection is unexpected versatility/reversibility, I avoid prints and stick to mostly solid colors. That way no one will realize that the cropped sweater you're wearing today is actually the same garment you wore as a dress last week.