Artist BVY Trubb and organizer Basher Media recently hosted the second annual fashion show at Paloma Park, highlighting Athens performers and designers. Picture Show, MizzPrettyPink, Highness, Hollowbody and Shakti Sound took to the stage as models walked, showing off clothing from fourteen different designers, and it all came together beautifully.
Picture Show was the first to take the stage, opening with a new, shoegaze-inspired song called “The Fool” as models walked behind the band. It was such a cool experience to see different crowds of Athens come together for a common artistic cause. When I was able to take my eyes off the clothing and models, the music was solid too, as Picture Show played fan favorites “Fix” and “Breaks Like Plastic”.
MizzPrettyPink brought the energy. Her rap style and delivery got the whole venue turnt up. The models, dancing along with her, were feeling it too. “FMX” was a favorite, getting great reactions across the audience.
Sadly, we only saw one half of Highness, but Vashti RaBelle nailed her solo performance. She connected really well with the crowd, especially when she played“Rotation”. Many were singing along with the chorus by the end. Her set was solid and wrapped up with the R&B jam “Touch Me”.
Hollowbody consists of rappers BVY Trubb and Goodie alongside punk rock backing, which resulted in a cool, genre-meshed performance. It felt like a bunch of friends jamming on stage, and their energy was infectious.
Shakti manned the table all night, and whether live-mixing the bands or DJing between sets, she killed it. Her presence made the entire event go smoothly, especially in the difficult setting of a fashion show, so props to her!
It was an awesome night of art, with a strong multi-genre lineup and many diverse lines of clothing, which I was so happy to experience. I definitely recommend checking out each of these artists, and if you ever get the opportunity, don’t miss the next fashion show!
Jacob Feinberg is a student at the University of Georgia, studying marketing and music business, with hopes to find a career in music journalism or artist management. After years of listening to and studying music, Jacob has decided to share his knowledge and opinion through Vinyl Mag. His favorite genre is rap/hip-hop, but you can catch him listening to basically any genre (r&b, jazz, rock, etc.). Jacob has a deep love for music and artistry, and he hopes to apply that by highlighting Athens's rich music scene and all its talented artists.