Hot Couture 2015 The Crucible Oakland

Before I continue writing about Hot Couture 2015, I should include a disclaimer. I wore a beanie both nights to the annual fashion show at The Crucible in Oakland.

The Crucible's Hot Couture 2015 fashion show is held on January 9 and 10, 2015 in Oakland, California. The avante garde fashion show features local artists and celebrates the four elements: air, earth, fire and water. (bryan farley)I do not know a lot about fashion, but I know that I was not fashionable. This year’s theme was “Air/ Earth/ Fire/ Water.”

The Crucible's Hot Couture 2015 fashion show is held on January 9 and 10, 2015 in Oakland, California. The avante garde fashion show features local artists and celebrates the four elements: air, earth, fire and water. (bryan farley)I did not remember seeing any of the models wearing beanies, but there were many hats and headpieces.

The Crucible's Hot Couture 2015 fashion show is held on January 9 and 10, 2015 in Oakland, California. The avante garde fashion show features local artists and celebrates the four elements: air, earth, fire and water. (bryan farley)I know enough about photography that I thought about “The Fashionable Gordon Parks” and his fashion photography while I shot and edited. Parks photographed runways without flash photography. He used movement to his advantage. His New York fashion pictures captures something real and artistic. Perhaps that is the nature of fashion. It is art and reality.

 (bryan farley)Last year when I photographed the fashion show, I was inspired by designers. Occasionally I return to my three posts from last year when I need motivation. My third post, “Fire and Flight,” discusses how artists are their own muse. If you look closely at the link, you will see “A Whisper from a Muse.” I like how that sounded, but I since it was a whisper, I left the line quiet.

 

There are two galleries this year.

Day 1 is here.

Day 2 is here.

When I find more time, I will probably add a blog notes section on www.morethankids.com. I may also write more about Gordon Parks and his fashion photography and his images that resemble Air/ Earth/ Fire/ Water.

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One Response to “Hot Couture 2015 The Crucible Oakland”

  1. Alice J Pierson-Knapp says:

    beautiful!

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