The annual Wearable Art Fashion Show hosted by the City of Dunedin is not your typical fashion soiree. Forget traditional gowns, at this event models wearing balloon dresses, chili peppers or metal are the norm. To make things even more innovative, this year the event planners are looking for a new emcee.
"We are looking for someone charismatic, funny and a bit edgy," says Kaya Jill, associate curator and special event director for the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC)
. "This is the first time we have ever opened auditioning to the public for an emcee. I'm not sure what to expect, but it will be fun."
Those interested in auditioning are asked to submit a short video by July 10th detailing why they should be an emcee. The videos will be voted on via the DFAC's website starting July 11th through the 21st. Once the finalists are selected, they will go before a panel of celebrity judges for an in-person audition. After the live audition, a winner will be selected.
This is the seventh year that the Wearable Art Fashion Show
will take place. Historically, the event has brought in hundreds of people. "The first time we did the event, we didn't expect it to be so big, especially since it is held in the middle of the summer," says Jill. "A few years ago we moved the show to the community center so we could accommodate more people."
The event features local artists and designers who are innovative with their designs. "I like to show artists who have never done fashion before," says Jill. "I'm looking for the unusual. Pieces that are not wearable fashion, something that can only be worn in the show."
The Wearable Art Fashion Show will be held on August 13th at the Dunedin Community Center
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Kaya Jill, Dunedin Fine Art Center