|Dystopia Opening by Marshall Heritage|
Inside Performance Works on Granville Island, the students perpetuated this lovely illusion by putting together a fantastic collection of silent auction items from their Silver and Bronze Sponsors, as well as a tasty spread including Habibi’s hummus, healthy fruits and veggies, Onnick’s blueberry iced tea, cupcakes and Petit Ami coffee, cold beer by Steamworks and Andrew Peller wines.
Soon the mingling area became crowded, stifling in fact, whether it was planned or not, this pre-show atmosphere was just a taste of what was to come! Soon the curtains parted and within seconds the folding chairs were full. Those left standing found themselves stuck in a post apocalyptic world set of chaos with nowhere to turn but to the black unlit corners of their own personal dystopia.
The runway was strewn with metal barrels, wooden crates, broken car parts, smashed lamps and bags of garbage. An atomic bomb projection looped over and over reminding us of the conditions of life in this ‘world’. A life characterized by poverty, oppression, war, violence, disease, pollution and the abridgment of human rights.
|by Marshall Heritage|
|Runway images by Marshall Heritage Photography|
|Left image by Marshall Heritage - Right image by Helen Siwak|
|Graduating Class by Marshall Heritage|
Congratulations to all the graduates of JCI #144 and to the styling and model coordinating team of Jerome, Savannah Cochrane and Douglas Alfaro-Ochoa. Douglas said that he, Jerome and Savannah “couldn't have done it with everyone from the team involved with staging, visual, music and our hair and make-up team and our well organized stage manager Heather Mathieson.” Douglas looked very rebellious in his anti-Dystopian shiny maroon suit, slick hair and retro glasses. His post-grad world includes a bright summer full of expectations, boundary pushing, developing industry relationships and building his styling to new levels. Let’s wish this for all the students as they leave tonight and venture off into a bright, non-Dystopian future!
|Left and Right image by Marshall Heritage - Centre image by Helen Siwak|
Photography: Marshall Heritage Photography, Helen Siwak
Footwear: Paige-Sierra of StreetSide Fashion
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