KMAC Couture 2022 Tickets
Join us April 16th, 2022 for KMAC Couture X, KMAC Museum's 10th anniversary edition of our signature fundraising event! Tickets are now on sale at the link below.
KMAC Couture is a wearable live art runway show presented by KMAC Museum. It is the signature fundraiser for KMAC Museum that provides funding for the Museum's educational programs and exhibitions. This event offers a unique way to experience art and fashion. KMAC Couture features and supports emerging and established artists, costumers, designers, and milliners through the extraordinary presentation of original couture pieces of wearable art and conceptual fashion designs. All of the proceeds from KMAC Couture tickets, and the money raised during the event goes directly toward supporting our programming and so we welcome any contributions. If you have any interest in becoming a sponsor for this year's event you can find more information here.
All ticket levels to KMAC Couture X include access to an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a swag bag and entry to the KMAC Couture after-party, where guests will be invited into Museum for snacks, drinks and dancing until midnight. More details about the different ticket levels can be found at the adjacent link.
Tickets to the after-party for KMAC Couture X provide entry to ONLY the after-party and not the proceeding fashion show. The after-party will take place at KMAC Museum directly after the live runway show, 10 pm to midnight. Open bar access and snacks are included in this ticket price.
Please note that proof of vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours will be required for entry for both the runway show and the after-party.
This year we are excited to present a silent auction. All the proceeds will go directly towards supporting KMAC Museum and its continued programming and educational outreach. Our silent auction page is now live and has five amazing experience packages that you can now bid on at the adjacent link.
KMAC Couture X Curatorial Statement
Written by Curatorial Director Joey Yates
Marking its tenth anniversary in 2022, KMAC Couture launched in 2013 as a distinct fashion event that allowed KMAC to showcase its unique position as a contemporary art museum that celebrates ideas at the crossroads of art, craft, and design. Some participants over the years have invented their own textiles and employed unconventional materials that help push the boundaries of wearability, constructing work that can be both costume and sculpture. Others have created fantastical garments with a more functional and durable quality, but that are likewise extraordinary in how they explore the range of possibilities for artistic expression through the items we wear, canvasing the human body in limitless ways.
As we continue to honor the fullest range of creativity in our approach to KMAC Couture, for our tenth year we have chosen a theme that observes the spirit of anniversary and the accompanying feelings of great achievement, pride, joy, triumph, and remembrance. How do you imagine a garment that can reflect the look and feel of a birthday or the celebration of our annual collective trip around the sun on New Year’s? How could your school class reunion be encapsulated into a single outfit? Perhaps there is a favorite material that you’d like to work with from the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts like 1st year for paper, 2nd year cotton, or 10th year aluminum. There are a vast number of possibilities for the materials and ideas that you can work with to explore this theme. Are you someone who enjoys commemorating the summer solstice or the autumn equinox?
If so, then the yearly anniversaries for the changing seasons could be an inspiration for your design. As the artists and designers who make this event so dynamic and special, we want to celebrate this year with you. Create a look that conjures a favorite or important day that you celebrate or remember each year and help make our 10th anniversary of Art Walks the Runway a show to remember.
Photographer: Destiny Robb, Artist: Jessica Sharp, Model: Jasmine Graham
Photographer: Destiny Robb, Artist: Haylen Wehr, Model: Elizabeth Robinson
Meet the KMAC Couture X Designers
This year, our KMAC Couture committee received an incredible number of submissions from artists from around the country. We were inspired and often moved, by the creativity of all who applied and are proud to be able to offer this unique platform for designers to share their stories and artistic processes with wider audiences. The selected artists will all design fashion looks that incorporate their own creative practice and respond to this year's curatorial theme of "anniversary"
The following artists have been chosen to have their designs featured in the KMAC Couture X fashion show...
Pascalle Ballard, Jessica Sharp, Laura Patterson, Samantha J Moore, Xuena Pu, Ayodeji Lasisi, Frances Lewis, Katie Ensor, Molly Ensor, Alyson Thiel, Kathryn Henzler, Harlie Anderson, Brian Harmon, Bri Bowers, Ehren Reed, Frances Brunner, Sara Jane Coakley, Cathy Wade Ridge, Lauren Dowell, Wan Keith Smilely, Andrea Kaye, Fabio Pardo, Kris Thompson, Alexandra Ludwig, Fiyin Lasisi, Abigail Fadel, Edward Ruzicka, Rachel Schmidt, Edward Taylor, Danielle Vettraino, Tiffany Woodard, Lilly Chodyniecki, Wes Durham, Liz Klemenz, Isaac St. Thomas, Grey Vanderwoude, Caroline Parker, Kaylee Bliss, Ainsley Alexander, Amanda Von Kannel, Haylen Wehr, Kathryn Dillard, Brady Irwin, Lilly Gaunt, Kassandra Johnson
Additionally, the following artists have been chosen to have their designs featured in the KMAC Couture X pre-show cocktail hour celebration...
Lisu Vega, Ayrionna Chambers, Nikayla Thomas, Maya Rawlins, Rebecca Richards, Danika Isdahl
KMAC Couture Executive Committee
Chris Welsh- Co-Chair
Lee Middendorf- Co-Chair
Lorie Davenport- Mentor Chair
Evie Clare- Catering
Tate Reynolds- Production
Christina Carter- Artist Coordination
KMAC Couture Committee
Gina Del Negro
Mary Gwynne Doughtery
KMAC Couture Artist Mentors
Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey