With a nod to Halifaxâ€™s sartorial history and a bold salute to its future, young Halifax fashion designers and rising East Coast musical stars wowed a sold-out audience at the first FashionEASTa event.
Billed as “where music meets design,” the event at the World Trade and Convention Centre on Thursday night was a fund-raiser for the East Coast Music Association and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Universityâ€™s fashion department.
Spirited Windom Earle â€” the girls in white Lycra leggings and white T-shirts with Ws â€” brought the mood up with their infectious pop, as models in black and white sculptural outfits paraded round the room.
And Stan Sokolenko of Atlantic Cirque invoked gasps of awe with his display of strength and agility in an aerial rope display, climbing to the top and then holding himself parallel to the ground, not an ounce moving. He slid up and down, holding on just with his feet as he moved gracefully from one position to another.
Upbeat Halifax rockers Windom Earle had the room bouncing with their punchy, Nintendo-style music. Dressed by NSCAD University student Josh Szeto, the six band members looked hyper and happy in their white spandex superhero-inspired outfits – each with a huge “W” across the chest.
Windom Earle rocked the stage in white spandex superhero suits…