Asian Futurism

Asian Future | Junko Koshino (fr)

In the past few weeks I’ve been honored to judge the 2015 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition.  COC, founded by Reign Congrejo and Sequoia Nightfire, showcases the talents of Women of Color in Second Life Fashion across the grid including: Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American, Indian, South Sea and Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.

One need not be a woman of color (in RL) to compete in COC.  The goal is to bring awareness and celebrate the different cultures and ethnicities of women across the global community.  Candidates embrace world cultures, have the spirit and cooperative nature to celebrate beauty, intelligence and creativity of Women of Colour, and honor these women for their contributions and achievements.

img-503597-design-e-arte-de-junko-koshino20130416171366143382Saturday, May 9, 2015 at noon will be the 3rd runway show with the theme Junko Koshino, a Toyko based fashion designer who draw inspiration from “Taikyoku” balancing contrast and harmony.  Significant in Junko designs is the juxtaposition of the individual and the group, dramatic theatrical costuming, futurism, technological innovations, and industrial products.  Koshino work ranges from designing costumes for the opera “The Magic Flute” and “Madame Butterfly,” the Broadway musical play “Pacific Overtures” (Nominated for Tony Award), to designing sport uniforms, and interiors.              homogenic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koshino challenges almost every preconception about fashion materials available for clothing, her garments feature geometric asymmetrical shapes, bright and contrasting hues, various lengths, and unusual fabrics such as: metals, helmeted figures, sculptural forms, cocoons and spirals, concentric circles, ribbed construction, and materials from plastic to metal to cloth. The circle is most important to Koshino, who sees the form as complete and eternal, both ancient and futuristic.

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One of the best parts of judging a styling contest is you learn about real life global fashion designers that you were not familiar with and since you studied the designers inspiration you can create your own interpretation. I greatly enjoyed Koshino artistry and wanted to design an outfit that merge traditional theatrical geisha with avant-garde futurism coupled with industrial metals playing with textures and shapes.  In the Junko’s Spring/Summer 2014 Poland Fashion Week runway show, the color palette was primarily silver, black, white, touches of hot pinks/neon lime and metal with large sculpted hips.  Since the circle is the central element in Koshino designs, I selected a collar that framed the face and traditional geisha styled hair with fan completing the form.  Hope you liked the styling and if you have tomorrow, stop by the show and see the COC candidates interpretation.  Taxi please…

Asian Future Face | Junko Koshino (fr)Asian Future Half | Junko Koshino (fr)

  • Hair: Sys, Hanayo
  • Skin: Belleza, Ria Pale 4
  • Make-up: Madrid Solo, Killing Me Softly (Eye) & Saturn Spoke (Lips)
  • Dress: Legal Insanity, Phoebe
  • Collar/Cuff: Zibska, Varushka (Collar) & Alcmene (Cuff)
  • Shoes: Azoury, Cordelia
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Liv Glam Glam Girls July

Congrats to the Liv Glam July Glam Girls!  This week promises to be a whirlwind of excitement and joy!

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Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam – Zivaah Resident

Zivaah Resident, Casual Glam- July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Business Glam – Dixiesweet28 Twine

Dixiesweet28 Twine, Business Glam- July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam – DiamondGem Destiny

DiamondGem Destiny, Cocktail Glam - July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Club Glam – Astralia Resident

Astralia Resident, Club Glam- July 2013

LIV-Glam | GLAM GIRLS | July Semi-Finals Winner

This month winner will receive an interview with AVENUE Magazine, discount for AVENUE Modeling Academy, a Liv-Glam Vendor Shot, a Liv-Glam outfit named after them, L$3000 Cash and a L$2000 Liv-Glam Gift Card.

August round contest will start on 24 July until 17 August 2013. So make sure to submit your pictures as soon as possible. For more info on GLAM GIRLS 2013 by Liv-Glam Contest Rules, please read below:

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AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013
We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam

For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam

Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam

If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam

Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!

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CONTEST RULES AND CONDITIONS:

1. Contest Schedule

[ June 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 May 2013
Closing Date : 15 June 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 17 June 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 18 & 20 June 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 22 June 2013

[ July 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 June 2013
Closing Date : 13 July 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 15 July 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 17 & 19 July 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 20 July 2013

[ August 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 July 2013
Closing Date : 17 August 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 19 August 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 21 & 23 August 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 24 August 2013

[ September 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 August 2013
Closing Date : 14 September 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 16 September 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 18 & 20 September 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 21 September 2013

[ October 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 September 2013
Closing Date : 12 October 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 14 October 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 16 & 18 October 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 19 October 2013

[ November 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 October 2013
Closing Date : 16 November 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 18 November 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 20 & 22 November 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 23 November 2013

Finale: 20 December 2013
Rehearsal: 13, 16 & 18 December 2013

Semi-finalist winners will be announced 3 days after the semi-final and the semi-finalist winners should be available from the day of announcement of results to the 30th of that month for a photography and interview session with AVENUE Magazine.

Each contestant must be committed to the aforementioned schedules.

2. Eligibility
This contest is open to anyone above 6 months old.

3. Entry & Submissions
– Entries must be submitted via Flickr to participate – link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/glamgirls/
– Each entry/photo should be square format preferably 1024 X 1024 jpeg.
– Each photo submission needs to be titled : Your name_Glam Girls_Month_Category e.g. Marina Resident_Glam Girls_Cocktail Glam.
– The photo submission deadline as stated above.
– Entries submitted must include the name of the outfit and items styled with it in the description.
– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product only. NO K-COLLECTION
– Outfit used MUST NOT be from the gift area.
– If you are not chosen as a monthly winner you may re-enter the contest in the following months as many times as you wish.
– Creative and clear photography are a must. Photograph can be shot by a third party photographer but excessive photoshopping is discouraged.
– Each entrant can enter into any or all categories each month but only one submission can be made for each category. Should the entrant be selected to enter each month’s semi-finals, they will be selected based on the best entry for one category.

4. Prizes

Glamorous Monthly Prize Winners:
3000L Cash
2000L Gift Card
An outfit named after them.
An upcoming Liv-Glam official vendor shot.
$1000L voucher with AVENUE Models Academy
Inclusion in a spread and interview in AVENUE Magazine

Grand Finale Winner Prizes:
50,000L
All new releases for the next six months.
Vendor shots
Glam Girls Crown

5. Winners

There will be one winner from each category every month until December with a total of four winners per month. A grand finale will be held in December. Each finalist will compete in their respective categories to become Liv-Glam’s Glamour Girl and will hold the title for six months.

So join us in this glamorous contest today.
Ready, Set, and Liv-Glam!

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zenshi%20east%20two/125/175/28

FLICKR
http://www.flickr.com/groups/2038164@N25/pool/

MARKETPLACE
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/104628

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Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, SamanthaSjones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear rom morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.

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Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life fashion industry to a higher level. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :
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