THE EVENING OF THURSDAY THE 20TH OF AUGUST WILL STAGE A SPECIAL FASHION EVENT ENTITLED FANTASME. BRINGING TOGETHER MONTREAL’S DARLING FOUNDRY AND ARTISTS ANDREW LY AND MELISSA MATOS, THE EVENT WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY A FASHION SHOW AS WELL AS A SCREENING OF SHORT FILMS AND AFTER PARTY.
CREATING BOTH A UNIQUE AND ORGANIC EXPERIENCE, VISIONS AND SOUNDS WILL WORK WITH THE SPACE WITH THE SUPPORT OF SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTORS. PROJECTED ON THE DARLING FOUNDRY’S OUTER WALLS WILL BE VIDEO WORK BY ARTIST KEVIN CALERO IN COLLABORATION WITH LY AND MATOS. THE FASHION SHOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EVENT-TAILORED MUSICAL SCORE BY BERLIN-BASED SOUND ARTIST DAN BAUDIN. OPEN SEATING ARRANGEMENTS WILL CELL AN ATYPICAL RUNWAY CIRCUIT, ON WHICH MODELS WILL EXHIBIT HIGH-END AVANT-GARDE WORKS FROM LY AND MATOS’ BRILLIANT REPERTOIRE.
SHOWCASED WILL BE AN INDEPENDENT COLLECTION BY ANDREW LY IN CONJUNCTION WITH MELISSA MATOS’ THIRD SEASON FOR COLLECTIVE ACCESSORIES LABEL, POWERHAUS. WHEN APPROACHING STYLING AND DESIGN, BOTH LY AND MATOS’ WORK HAS DEMONSTRATED A CONSISTENTLY INNOVATIVE SENSITIVITY TO MATERIALS AND CONCEPTS. EMANATING THEMES OF CYCLICITY, BALANCE AND THE EPHEMERA, FANTASME’S SPECIAL OUTDOOR SETTING INTENDS TO CREATE AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL GUESTS.
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MELISSA MATOS (TOP) AND ANDREW LY (BELOW) IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHMOND LAM
Montreal based Andrew Ly’s approach to his work is multidisciplinary; he is involved in the different aspects of creation, art direction, construction of pieces, and creative direction. The images Andrew creates are based on an interpretation of men, women, and fashion in our society focussing on an organic aesthetic and an awkward beauty.
His work has led him to several industry awards and collaboration with reputable brands such as AVEDA and
L’OREAL. His creative vision has been featured in numerous magazines such as Fashion, Elle and Zink.
Melissa Matos graduated with a BFA in Concordia University, specializing in Fibre arts. Her work as founder and designer for collective PowerHaus has led her to work in production and wardrobe styling in Paris and London, England, where she is currently based. She has been involved in exhibiting and curating over 30 exhibitions and numerous collaborations. She has been featured in several publications, including Soma, Vogue, ELLE, Anthem, Blend, Vice and Zink.