As some of you may remember, an event called “Tomboys & Angels Fashion Show” was organised in The Annexe Gallery last month. The show was raging, flaming fun, and our audience had a great time.
This is the flyer, designed by Jun Kit (who was also stylist for the show).
In conjunction with Art For Grabs Xmas Special, The Annexe Gallery presents TOMBOYS & ANGELS, a fashion show extravaganza that celebrates gender diversity and outrageous individual expressions of style. The fashion show will feature clothes, accessories and works of art from over forty Art For Grabs arts & crafts stalls, with styling and make up by a team of some of KL’s most vibrant emerging style-meisters led by Jun Kit and Ooi Ying Nee. The catwalk will be an installation that mixes politics and irreverence designed by Lainie Yeoh. From the Tomboys & Angels Fashion show Facebook event page
This is the first post of a series to show you how the show came about (I couldn’t take pictures *during* the event since I was backstage). Some photographs of the preparations before we bumped in our gear to The Annexe were taken. All pics below courtesy of Johnny Mcgeorge, taken during one of the nights we were making accessories, and trying them on for size.
Making accessories. These colourful letters were cut out to assemble into HUGE necklaces. I have a “TOMBOY” one hanging in my room now, and I love it. And now, more photos of the organisers and friends dressing up with stuff designed for the show:
Jerome Kugan, organiser. Works at The Annexe Gallery. Generally awesome and fabulous.
Winnie Ooi (or, Ying Nee, whichever moniker you know her by), who worked very hard co-organising so the show would be a success, but fell sick a few days before the actual event. My ex-colleague for a veeeery brief time in The Nut Graph.
Zedeck Siew was there, and subjected to our various fancies of dressing him up with these accessories and taking photographs. Zedeck is currently my colleague at The Nut Graph (and ex-Kakiseni-colleague, and ex-housemate in Bangsar).
That’s the first run of photographs — more to come soon, of the models, make-up artists, runway and whatever else I can find. Meanwhile, you can read the interview on Fridae.com (a website you should be familiar with): Fashion show to celebrate gender diversity in Kuala Lumpur, Dec 20