Fashion Designers Challenge

Fashion Designers Challenge

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FASHION DESIGNERS CHALLENGE PRESS RELEASE – The  Road to Oz, May, 2nd –  Samsara Nishi, fashion designer, is proud to announce the first edition of FASHION DESIGNERS CHALLENGE – FDC for short.

For long time I’ve wishing to explore more deeply the collaboration aspect of SL, and I was also so curious about how it would be to organize such a thing… Finally I found a funny way to do it: usualy fashion designers, including me, work alone, all by themselves… well… what if they could influence each other to create? So I decided to invite other fashion designers to join me to be challenging each other to explore our creative minds practicing our design abilities on the fly!” says Samsara Nishi.

FDC is a special & unique fashion event involving 35 well known fashion designers connected under a strong collaboration mode.

Everyone who joined this team were brave enough to accept the challenge to join the event as fashion designer without knowing what are the style of outfit they would have to create… They are challenging each other to create maybe something different from their usual…

The brave fashion designers are (in alphabetic order):

Aleri Darkes, Alexandar Vargas, Amutey Decuir, Annah Whitfield, Anubis Hartunian, Candy Cerveau, Clio Cardiff, Danielle Harrop, Digit Darkes, Eolande Elvehjem, Felicity Overlord, Ina Centaur, Indyra Seigo, Ivey Deschanel, Jamie Holmer, Kesseret Steeplechase, Leah McCullough, Mew Denimore, Mouse Mimistrobell, Nardya Rousselot, Neferia Abel, Nyte Vargas, Pushbutton Skolnick, Samsara Nishi, SavannahAnn McMillan, Sevenstar Amat, Sheltered Heart, Shir Dryke, Sioxie Legend, Sofi Sullivan, SySy Chapman, Tatianna Faulkes, Tigerlily Koi, Tuli Asturias and Wiccan Sojourner.

Each one of the fashion designers have 3 main individual assignments during the Fashion Designers Challenge:

1. To define a challenge to send to another fashion designer
2. To create an outfit based on the challenge he/she  received from another fashion designer
3. To blog about the outfit someone else created

That means:

“Fashion-Designer-A” defines a challenge that “Fashion-Designer-B” will create and “Fashion-Designer-C” will blog about.

And there are also team challenges.

This is not a competition between fashion designers. This is a teamwork challenge. This is a collaboration effort.

As far as everything was picked by chance… we will have some unusual outfits as, for example, Ivey Deschanel from Sn@tch been challenged by Sevenstar Amat to design a classical suit for ladies.

Allthough I have not been teamed up with another designer (due to the fact we were having more clothing designers then for skins/jewelry and other categories), I’ve enjoyed every part of this challenge. It’s interesting and fun to not only define a challenge to another designer and see what they come up with, but also to be challenged and having to create something you least expect and which may not be your usual style. I would definately do this again :)” says SySy Chapman.

I have enjoyed working and meeting with other designers. Will I do it again? You bet!” says Wiccan Sojourner.

Absolutely for sure my main challenge was not to create an outfit… after I had this idea my personal bigger challenge was to put all together and make it happens! And I’ve to confess you, I’m so excited to see the results of this initiative!” said Samsara Nishi.

All operational aspects of the event were build under collaboration mode: Sioxie Legend made the official logo and poster based on her discussions with the visual identity team: Ina Centaur, Sevenstar Amat and Sioxie Legend; Candy Cerveau lended a sim to host the store and the club; Tatianna Faulkes did all the customization and building of the store  based on the discussions she had with Sofi Sullivan; Clio Cardiff was the official Italian translator helping other designers to fully understand all details about the event.

The decisions regarding who should be hired as services providers for the event, also were take together by all designers. “It is really interesting to notice some of the services providers, by their own decision, offered to join us under the collaboration mode, as sponsors.” said Samsara referring to Prad Prathivi who will be making a machinima about the event, and Tillie Ariantho who will be working as the official photographer, both as sponsors.

Timeless Agency is planing and will be presenting the Fashion Shows with the results of the designers creations during the follow dates:
 
1st Fashion Show: Tuesday, May/5th at NOON SLT at Patch Thibaus Auditorium / SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/67/66/3015
2nd Fashion Show: Saturday, May/16th at 6pm SLT at Patch Thibaus Auditorium  / SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/67/66/3015

FDC creations will also be featured on a TV Show, May/11th at 7pm SLT, at Moda Fashion Spotlight.  You will be able to  watch it here: http://slcn.tv/programs/moda-fashion

Two temporary stores with all FDC products will be open to the public during the first Fashion Show, May/5th and it doors will be gone after the closign party at May/17th. The stores are located at The  Road to Oz (157, 137, 25) – SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Road%20to%20Oz/157/137/25 and at Snatch Ciky (71, 51, 30) – SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/71/51/30

FDC started with a pre-launching party exclusive for close friends, media people and bloggers on Tuesday April/28th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm sLT, with TwinStorm Sciarri DJ and Gwen Carillon DJ. The closing party will be on Sunday, May/17th from 1:30pm to 4pm SLT  with TurboDJ Des DJ and Asrael Hax DJ. And also, of course, a flickr photo contest will happen.

Fashion Designers Challenge event is only possible with the support of sponsors:

EyeCandy/Candy Cerveau, Amodica Studio/Prad Prathivi, Tillie Ariantho, SL Newspaper, The Best of SL Magazine, WW Design, Sn@tch/Ivey Deschanel, Sam’s Secret Boutique/Samsara Nishi and Moda Fashion Spotlight.

For additional information on Fashion Designers Challenge, contact Samsara Nishi inworld, visit https://fashiondesignerschallenge.wordpress.com

For additional information on Fashion Shows, contact SerinaJane Loon inworld, visit http://timelessagency.blogspot.com/

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Temporary stores with all FDC products at:
The  Road to Oz (157, 137, 25) – SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Road%20to%20Oz/157/137/25
Snatch Ciky (71, 51, 30) – SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/71/51/30

For additional information on our sponsors, visit:

 

SPONSORS (alphabetic order):

Amodica Studio/Prad Prathivi – http://www.pradprathivi.com/
EyeCandy/Candy Cerveau – http://eyecandydesigns.blogspot.com/
Moda Fashion Spotlight: http://slcn.tv/programs/moda-fashion
Sam’s Secret Boutique: http://samssecretboutique.wordpress.com/
SL Newspaper – http://www.sl-newspaper.com/
Sn@tch/Ivey Deschanel  – http://snatch-sl.blogspot.com/
The Best of SL Magazine – http://www.thebosl.com/
Tillie Ariantho – http://tilliesthings.blogspot.com/
WW Design – http://www.sldimension.com/

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Hello everyone! Just finished my challenge dress and decided to post a little mystery preview photo 😛 I was challenged by Neferia Abel and I had to do the following:

“Regency dress – The high waisted graceful styles of early 19th century are known as the Empire style.
think Jane Austen,Pride & Prejudice”

Not my usual style, it was a great challenge to work on 🙂 Planning to release this in multiple colors aswell and can’t wait till the opening party! Keep an eye on the blogs for more news very soon….

sysy-fdc-regency-jane-teaser

 

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Probably you are curious to know what are the rules of the Fashion Designers Challenge, don’t you?

There are individual challenges and also team challenges!

Individual Challenge

Each one of the fashion designers have 3 main individual assignments during the Fashion Designers Challenge:

  1. To define a challenge to send to another fashion designer
  2. To create an outfit based on the challenge he/she  received from another fashion designer
  3. To blog about the outfit someone else created

That means:

“Fashion-Designer-A” defines a challenge that “Fashion-Designer-B” will create and “Fashion-Designer-C” will blog about.

The challenge itself can be whatever the fashion designer wanna challenge the next fashion designer to create.

Whatever he/she wants!!! There are NO rules to define the challenge itself… And believe me, there are ALL kind of challenges!! lol

Now probably you are asking yourslef “Who is challenging who?” This definition is by chance! It is random!

Nobody can pick who will receive his/her challenge! Nobody can pick what challenge will receive!

The challenges are randon distributed separately inside each one of the different fashion categories: Clothes, Hair, Jewelry, Skin and Shoes.

That means you only can challenge someone else to create a dress if you are up to receive yourself a clothes challenge.

Team Challenge

This is the funny part! The strong interaction between fashion designers! We created teams to work together into a harmonized final look.

As far as we have 5 fashion categories challenges at the same time (Clothes, Hair, Jewelry, Skin and Shoes), and only one fashion show to feature all the final products together… we must to put them together into a harmonized final outfits.

To do that we created designers TEAMS including designer of different categories.

Each team has the mission to work together during the creative process to reach their individual challenges goals into a harmonized final outfit including all pieces created by them.

Do you think it is impossible? Maybe… That will be fun! By the way, the teams are also created by chance.

At this point we already defined all the challenges, and we already distributed all the challenges! That means all fashion designers are already creating, or at least, thinking about what they will be creating!

Do you dare to imagine what kind of outfits we will be creating for you during  Fashion Designers Challenge?

Wait and you will see!

Keep one eye on Fashion Designers Challenge blog to know more about it! We will be publishing more informations soon!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

Fashion Designers Challenge 

Fashion Designers Challenge

Fashion Designers Challenge

Since late last year I saw so many “blog challenges” around, all of them so interesting! 

The first I ever saw was Mix’n Match challenged by Vint Falken and ArminasX Saiman! That was a soooo cool idea! A group of blogger challenging each other to write about something that, maybe, it is not his/her usual main focus.  And, on top of that, each one of them should host on his/her own blog a blogpost from another blogger.

I’ll tell you something… to join such kind of challenge, the person must be brave, because maybe he/she will take a subject to write that he/she is absolutely clueless about… And there is a defined deadline to have the article done. And that is! This is part of the challenge! Doesn’t matter what the challenge is, the person who accept to be challenged must have a creative mind!

After that I noticed a lot of fashion bloggers challenging themselves to post about  a defined subject, or about a specific fashion designer, or “mix look” and so one… The last I saw was Fashionable Relay Challenge by Sasy Scarborough.

All of those challenges inspired me to launch this first edition of  “Fashion Designers Challenge” !

Please, don’t get confused: this is not a “competition” between fashion designers!

This is a teamwork challenge!

This is a collaboration effort!

I started to chat with the fashion designers who I shared the catwalk during 2008 fashion events, challenging them to join the team. And they started to challenge their own friends fashion designers to also join the team.

At the end of this process, we ended up with an interesting network of 35 fashion designers who jumped into this idea! Take a look on the fashion designers list on the right column. I’m sure you know all of them! What do you think about them?

I think all of them are brave!! All of them have creative minds!! All of them wanna work together in a collaboration effort!

And… we all are already having lot of  fun!!

Do you dare to imagine what kind of outfits we will be creating for you during  Fashion Designers Challenge?

Wait! And you will see!

Keep one eye on Fashion Designers Challenge blog to know more about it! We will be publishing more informations soon!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

Fashion Designers Challenge