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Elephantasia 2016 Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

March 08, 2016 Katherine Soucie

photo: Vancouver Fashion Week
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to work with Vancouver based photographer Celine Pinget, Model Holly Wu, Hair Stylist Victoria Kuzma and up and coming Make up Artist Alina Amison on our Elephantasia 2016 photoshoot.  
We were recently invited to produce a garment for the Elephantasia exhibition on March 19 + 20 at the Chinese Cultural Centre.  This exclusive event is being held in conjunction with Vancouver Fashion Week to aid in the preservation and education on the African Elephant. 
Our submission piece is titled " Airvatta" and is inspired by the mythological story of the White Elephant.  We created hosiery textiles specifically for this piece in a way that emulates the skin of an elephant. Our interpretation of the White Elephant as told through our textiles allowed for us to construct elephant ear sleeves that extend into long exaggerated trunk like sleeves.  
It was truly an honour to work with everyone and here is a sneak peak into how our time unfolded. 

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