Burning Man Influencing The World [Update]

We are everywhere! Here we have the latest fashion from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Clearly Burner-inspired…

Image: icdyk.com

Image: icdyk.com

Joy Villa, a model/actress and recording artist, took her cue from Burning Man’s trash fence. She up-cycled her nudity. Very avant garde…This is a Bjork-in-a-swan level publicity stunt.

Image: Molly/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Image: Molly/Flickr (Creative Commons)

The dress was designed by a San Diego man, who “just made a superstar”.

From NBC San Diego:

The Grammy gown — or snow fence dress or orange dress or whatever name you’ve heard it called — that everyone is talking about was designed by a San Diego man.

In fact, it debuted here three years ago.

The gown is part of Andre Soriano’s vintage collection, and before New York-based artist Joy Villa walked it down the red carpet at the Grammys on Sunday, it made its runway debut during San Diego Fashion Week in 2012.

“I was like, ‘Girl, you wanna take over the planet? I have a gown for you,’” Soriano told SoundDiego.

Up until about a week ago, Soriano and Villa didn’t know each other. Then her agent called him about dressing the artist for the Grammys.

“” just forewarned [Villa],” Soriano sayid. “ ‘You’re going to trend in the best and the worst.‘ But she’s an artist. She really has an amazing voice, and I channeled her.”

Though Soriano had a few options for her (“I have a purple gown that has a train longer than the 101 Freeway,” Soriano said, laughing), he pushed the orange gown made of recycled snow- or construction-fencing material — like what you’d see at a ski run.

“Orange is the new black!” Soriano exclaimed. “I thought that was just a perfect position for her to just make a statement, really, and I highly suggested the orange gown. The minute she stepped foot on the red carpet, she was being pulled left and right. Everyone is like, ‘Who is Joy Villa?’ And they’re like, ‘Andre, you just made a superstar.’ And I was like, ‘I did?’

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego/Orange-Fence-Dress-at-Grammys-Made-by-Local-Designer-291432921.html#ixzz3RU5knvM9 

Images via Buzzfeed.com:



Work that snow fence Joy!



Joy Villa Basically Wore An Orange Snow Fence To The Grammy Awards

daft fence
[Update 2/11/14 6:30pm]
It seems a Burner got there first:
burner trash fence

11 comments on “Burning Man Influencing The World [Update]

  1. Disorient used that material/color circa 2001 (the first Dis0rient, on the Esplanade at 4.20) as the entire front, and Eros, who conceived of that use and brought and draped this mesh, also made custom couture outfits out of it around then. Truth.

  2. I worked backstage at FWSD and saw this dress live 🙂
    It was a project to fit the model but overall a great work of ART
    This needs to be walking on the playa though for sure so lets get it out to the burn for a shoot Andre ? That would be fabulous !

    <3 )'(

  3. I have to disagree with you on this one. Project Runway and years of ‘unconventional materials challenges’ has had the influence here. This is absolutely obvious. I have two friends whom are stylists in LA and Bea confirmed that the designer took his idea from PR. Not trying to be a pain – but no, BM had nothing to do with this. Not even inspired it. At all. 😉

    • Warriormetalsmith, Might you, or your mates, have viewed the new artist contract? The BMOrg promised the contract would be posted on their website prior to the end of 2014, but that did not occur. In addendum, by appearance, the the budget for art in 2015 is smaller than within 2014. What might be occurring, or, might any artist desire to pen a comment, or perchance, a guest post on this rubbish?

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