I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
It started off with a Japanese market and music to set the mood. Throughout the performances I met a lot of random and interesting people. I met a bunch of people at the bar, photographers, a fellow blogger and the organizers. We talked about how we were enjoying the night and miscellaneous things about ourselves. The show didn’t start on time but I think it was worth the wait. The lights went dim and 5 contemporary dancers dressed in all black came out to signal the show was kicking off. They got the audience in position while they went down the runway. A video started playing where a man and a women were under a freeway bridge with an abstract art motif. The guy started playing a cello in the video but as soon as it faded out the same guy came out on stage to play it live. As the models came out one by one the dancers put on jackets, scarves or whatever other accessories to accentuate each piece. A lot of the styles that came out were influenced by the pre-Meiji period but it had a modern spin to it. I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was kind of funky and out of the box but I like that kind of thing. The last model did a contemporary dance down the runway and the lights went dim again. All the models came out after and bowed to the audience on both sides of the runway with the fashion designers following them. The crowd gave a big round of applause and upbeat music started playing and faded out after. I met a lot of great people and saw some interesting and intriguing styles. I enjoyed my time and it was an amazing experience. If they have it again I would love to go back.
Thank you to everyone at Hanabi!
I’ll post pictures soon!
I’ll write something and post pictures soon.
I had an amazing time. Thank you to everyone at Hanabi!
What up Kanye!