Fashion, Styling, Shows, this is the content of this part of the festival
The cross over to styling and fashion is very close in the middle of an event that uses the body as an art object. Many bodypainting artists are working in the fashion industry and theatres. Initiatives were set in this field from the beginning of the World Bodypainting Festival. Every year new ideas were added and promoted. Some more ideas will also be shown in the next festival and are already in preparation.
Designer: Birigit Mörtl
Colorful was the World Bodypainting Festival indeed. Fashionable and fresh was the couture presented by international designers on the festivals main stage all 3 days. Fashion is an integral part of WBF, showing the latest collections on the runway shows, combining body art with fashion and a competition for young designers WBF Couture.Award.
On a first festival day, the fashion runway shows were opened by Ela Olszewska from Poland, she is specialist in futuristic style. Her models came on stage under the title "Atlantyda" with incredible hats and translucent dresses in different colors and unusual cut. Some models showed up in minimalistic, straight cut red dresses with geometric patterns. The second show presented by London fashion designer Anna Kostina with her collection "Neo Queen". Anna showed a combination of light materials in classic black & white and gold colors with heavy corsets in neon green colors made in avant-garde style.
On the second day, the students from WiMo Fashion School Klagenfurt showed on a main stage 3 different collections. The catwalk show was presented by Vienna fashion designer Diana Marleen with her label "Deva La Vie". Her new collection "Utopia" has romantic rock look of modern time witches, that is completed with fairylike, enchanting details. In the night a special highlight was presented by 20 artists and designers under the guiding of Karala B. They combined bodypainting with fashion and accessories. This years Body Art
Fashion was under the theme "Holy Geometry".
On Sunday, the final day of the festival, Genese Akomi from central african presented her fashion show "Insight". The durability of her cloth is the main element of her collection, that stitches with timelessness and clean alignment. The final fashion event at the World Bodypainting Festival was the design competition, "WBF Couture Award". Talented designers presented to the jury one image under the title "Fresh Couture".
Results of WBF Couture Award
1 place – Anna Kostina (London)
2 place – Ela Olszewska (Poland)
3 place - Romana Wuschnig (Austria)
Designer: Anna Costina // Ela Olszewska
- Body Art Fashion Show
- Runway shows by Fashion Designers
- Styling Show
- Fashion Make up education program within the WB Academy
- Creative Make-up Award
- WBF couture.award - the fashion contest for young designers
Make Artist Felix Shteyn