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Elizaveta Solgalova | THE CODE IS WATER

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THE CODE IS WATER

Photographer: Elizaveta Solgalova @liza.solgalova
Producer: Sabina Marsh @sabi_marsh_photo
Muah: Julia Grezina @grezina_july
Model: Aksinia Lukinykh @aks_nya
Stylist: Sofia Vyalova @ohsoffi

Dress @svyatayashop Belt Wangscanis Bracelet @lime_official

on the right: Skirt @shi_trendy Body @lime_official Knit top @likeyana on the left:Blazer @pinkspink_store Raincoat @pepen_official Boots @lalou.moscow

Skirt @shi_trendy Body @lime_official Knit top @likeyana

Skirt @shi_trendy Body @lime_official Knit top @likeyana

Dress @svyatayashop Belt Wangscanis Bracelet @lime_official

Blazer @pinkspink_store Raincoat @pepen_official Boots @lalou.moscow

Skirt @shi_trendy Body @lime_official Knit top @likeyana

Carmen Leong | SUNSET SONG

By /FASHION/, /NEWS/

SUNSET SONG

Photographer Carmen Leong @heloego3am
Model Katya @katya_lavvv
from FUNS MODEL MANAGEMENT
Art director Cidos @hshf401
Stylist Pop @DEEEEEE5
Hair & Make Up Baibei Assistant VV @xiiieziiiweiii
&Chen Sheng Long

Top from Jaded London Skirt from Selfsyntax Socks from stylist own Bag from Marc Jacobs Accessories from DEXPERADO Boots from Charles & Keith

Dress from Misbhv Shoes from Charles&Keith Bag from Givenchy

Top from Jaded London Skirt from Selfsyntax Socks from stylist own Bag from Marc Jacobs Accessories from DEXPERADO Boots from Charles & Keith

Dress from Zara&Barbie Accessories from stylist own Boots from Zara

Left: Jacket from vintage Inner cloth from Stylist own Bottom from Zara Socks from Stylist own Accessories from DEXPERADO Right: Jacket from stylist own Inner cloth from stylist own Skirt from Showroomplus  Accessories from vintage Shoes from stylist own Bag from Marc Jacobs

Lorenzo Ortolani | WONDERPARK

By /FASHION/, /NEWS/

WONDERPARK

Photo & Videomaker: Lorenzo Ortolani @lorenzo_orto
Stylist: Sofia Agnese @sofia_agnese
Models: Isabella Pascucci @isabella_pascucci , Carlotta Biagioli @ccbiagioli
Agency: Zoe Factory @zoefactory
MUA: Miriam Frappetta @_miriamtigremakeup_ Claudia Prandini @claudiaprandini_mua
Hairstylist: Stefan Garofoli @stefan.garofoli
Video Editor & Colorist: raffaele palmisciano @e_aisthetes

DRESS: EVANGELISTA ATELIER @evangelistaatelier EARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezziniti

DRESS: EVANGELISTA ATELIER @evangelistaatelier EARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezziniti

DRESS: SOFIA SALTO @brunette.style_sEARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezzinitie

DRESS: SOFIA SALTO @brunette.style_s EARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezzinitie

DRESS: NICOLETTA CAVEZZA @nicoletta_cavezza EARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezziniti

DRESS: EVANGELISTA ATELIER @evangelistaatelier

DRESS: VIVIANA SURACE @_vivianaa5_EARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezziniti

Left:  DRESS: SALVATORE MIGALE @migalecouture   right: TAILLEUR: MARELLA @marella_officialEARRINGS: FABIOLA PEZZINITI @fabiolapezziniti

Eluvier Acosta | I AM THE MOMENT

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I AM THE MOMENT

Photography: Eluvier Acosta @EluvierAcosta
Model: Lizzy Yusuff @ElizabethYusuff
Agencies: Ford Models LA/NY @FordModels / Victoria Lyandres @Victoria-Lyandres / Muse Models NY @MuseModelsNYC
Makeup: Nickol Walkemeyer @NickolWalkemeyer
Hair: Kristin Page @KristinPageStyling & Johnathan Kristen @DopeHairStudiohb from Halls of Ivy @HallsOfIvyIntl
Fashion Stylist: Sofia Popkova @StyleBySofiaPopkova
Retoucher: Yuna Bone @YunaBone
Color: Anton Kurkostryha @TonyBibu
Studio: Mas Studios Intl. @MasStudiosIntl
Casting: Chris Rucker @Chris_Rucker

Dress FarinazFZ @farinazfz @viva_stylehouse Earrings REVOLVE @revolve Gloves Dolce & Gabbana @dolcegabbana Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

Denim suit TELL THE TRUTH @tellthetruth.shop Earrings Viva Stylehouse private archive @viva_stylehouse

Top Viva Stylehouse private archive @viva_stylehouse Pant-boots Balenciaga @balenciaga Necklace Loulou @loulouthebrand

Top Viva Stylehouse private archive @viva_stylehouse Pant-boots Balenciaga @balenciaga Necklace Loulou @loulouthebrand

Romper Eni Buiron @e.b.femme @viva_stylehouse Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

Romper Eni Buiron @e.b.femme @viva_stylehouse Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

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Dress FarinazFZ @farinazfz @viva_stylehouse Earrings REVOLVE @revolve Gloves Dolce & Gabbana @dolcegabbana Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

Dress FarinazFZ @farinazfz @viva_stylehouse Earrings REVOLVE @revolve Gloves Dolce & Gabbana @dolcegabbana Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

Dress FarinazFZ @farinazfz @viva_stylehouse Earrings REVOLVE @revolve Gloves Dolce & Gabbana @dolcegabbana Shoes Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman

Interview with Art Collective founders of ALTTTTTAR, Alfiia Koneeva & Mariia Bokovnia

By /ART/, /INTERVIEW, /NEWS/

Text by Irina Rusinovich

IInterview with Art Collective founders of ALTTTTTAR, Alfiia Koneeva and Mariia Bokovnia

How did you choose the theme or concept for your art event, and what inspires your creative direction?

The concept for „Archive of Upcoming“ was deeply rooted in the captivating venue we selected – a former archive. This choice was not accidental; it symbolizes our commitment to challenging conventional notions of archives and their connection to our uncertain future. Our inspiration came from the tumultuous social, ideological, and political landscape of our times, which profoundly shapes our perception of what lies ahead. In this exhibition, we embarked on a profound exploration of the intricate interplay between our contemporary world and the mysterious frontiers of the future.

As curators, we were personally drawn to the theme because it allowed us to delve into the enigmatic uncertainties that often cloak the future. We were fascinated by how these uncertainties sometimes render the future unclear and, occasionally, disconcertingly dystopian. Throughout the curation process, we were continually struck by the recurring theme of the past, present, and future intersecting in the works of the artists we selected. This theme encouraged us to challenge our own detachment from reality, question the blurred lines between utopian dreams and dystopian realities, and deeply reflect on the profound impact of human activity on our planet.

„Archive of Upcoming“ became, for us, a symbolic space where the past and future coalesced, offering a profound reflection of our present moment. We came to view archives as more than mere repositories of history; they transformed into dynamic spaces that showcased a tapestry of diverse visions of the future. These visions, sometimes fragmented and uncertain, provided unique perspectives that could very well become integral chapters in our evolving history.

As we navigated the artistic tapestry woven by these talented individuals, we were personally inspired to envision the intriguing contours of what lies ahead. It was an invitation to participate in an ongoing dialogue that shapes the very essence of our existence, to blur the boundaries between past and future, and to engage with the intricate complexities of our world. „Archive of Upcoming“ became, to us, a testament to the ever-evolving nature of our reality and our collective pursuit of understanding the enigmatic future.

Can you describe the process of curating artists and artworks for your event and what criteria do you consider?

The process of curating artists and artworks for „Archive of Upcoming“ was an exciting and personally rewarding journey. What set our approach apart was our emphasis on the artists‘ works themselves, prioritizing their creative expressions above all else. In fact, many of the artists we featured were previously unknown to us, a testament to our commitment to discovering fresh, emerging talent. Our foremost criterion in selecting artists was the undeniable talent showcased in their works. We were drawn to pieces that resonated deeply with the concept of the exhibition, capturing the essence of uncertainty and the interplay between past, present, and future. Each artwork had to contribute meaningfully to the narrative we aimed to construct within the space.

We also considered how the artworks would harmonize with the unique style and atmosphere of the venue. The former archive, with its captivating history and architectural character, served as a canvas upon which the artworks would be displayed. It was crucial for us that the artists‘ works not only complemented the overarching theme but also enriched the aesthetic of the space itself.

Our primary focus was always on artistic quality and conceptual alignment. This approach allowed us to curate a diverse yet harmonious collection of works, providing a platform for emerging artists to shine while contributing to the overarching narrative of „Archive of Upcoming.“

photo credit Alizee Gazeau

What promotional and marketing techniques have proven successful in attracting a diverse audience to your independent art event?

We were deeply passionate about reaching a wide and diverse audience. To achieve this, we engaged in collaborations with local influencers and art communities who shared our vision. These collaborations not only helped us reach a broader audience but also allowed us to tap into the creativity and energy of the local art scene.

Another key element of our promotion was the use of creative and eye-catching materials. We understood the importance of visual appeal in today’s digital age. By investing time and effort into creating compelling promotional materials, we aimed to capture the essence of our event and draw people in.

Moreover, word-of-mouth played a significant role. Our personal connections and networks were invaluable in spreading the word about our event. The genuine passion we had for „Archive of Upcoming“ was evident in every conversation, and this authenticity resonated with others, driving them to attend and support the exhibition.

How do you plan to create an engaging and immersive experience for attendees beyond the artworks themselves?

At „Archive of Upcoming,“ our vision extended beyond merely presenting a collection of artworks. We were deeply committed to crafting an immersive space that beckoned attendees to actively engage with the art. To achieve this, we meticulously curated the exhibition environment, ensuring that it not only complemented the artworks but also invited personal interaction.

Moreover, we are thrilled to announce a forthcoming highlight of the exhibition experience: on September 14th, we will host a captivating sound performance concert. This concert will feature five diverse DJs, each poised to infuse the space with their unique sonic perspectives. This addition promises to transform the event into a multisensory journey, allowing attendees not only to appreciate the art but also to become an integral part of the immersive experience. We believe that art should not be a passive encounter but a vibrant and engaging one that fosters deeper connections and understanding. Join us on September 14th for this exciting exploration of art and sound, where past, present, and future collide in a mesmerizing sensory fusion.

Photo Credit Evgenia Chetvetkova

Can you share any challenges you’ve faced in organizing this art event independently and how you overcame them?

One of the most profound challenges we encountered during this journey was the lack of financial resources. This challenge was particularly impactful as young collectives and artists, especially those with diverse backgrounds, struggle to secure financial support in the current art landscape. In the contemporary art scene, resources often flow to already established and successful galleries and projects. This dynamic creates a significant barrier for emerging artists and collectives. As curators with backgrounds that don’t include well-connected families or established networks in the art world, the process was pretty exhausting.

However, we overcame this hurdle by pooling our own resources, seeking alternative funding sources, like support with the venue from „Konnekt Berlin“ and huge help from our friends and artists. It was a testament to our commitment to the vision we held for „Archive of Upcoming“ and the belief that art should not be limited by financial constraints. The personal and collective sacrifices made this journey even more meaningful, reinforcing our dedication to fostering a space for emerging artists to shine, regardless of financial barriers.

What role does technology or digital platforms play in enhancing or expanding the reach of your art event?

While Instagram remained a primary platform for us, the recent algorithmic changes presented a challenge. However, we recognized the importance of adapting to evolving digital landscapes. Despite algorithmic complexities, digital platforms remained instrumental in reaching a global audience. We leveraged these platforms not just for promotion but also for creating a digital extension of the exhibition, allowing those unable to attend in person to experience the art virtually.

The digital realm also provided a space for artists to share their stories and processes, fostering a deeper connection between creators and their audience. While technology brought its challenges, it also opened up new avenues for engagement and outreach.

photo credit Alizee Gazeau

In what ways do you foster collaboration and community engagement within the art scene through your event?

The birth of Art Collective ALTTTTTAR in Berlin in 2022 was a deeply personal journey for Mariia Bokovnia and Alfiia Koneeva. It was born from a desire to redefine how art is represented and experienced. ALTTTTTAR aimed to break down barriers for young artists, regardless of their cultural or social backgrounds, offering a platform where talent could shine.

This mission resonated deeply with us as artists and curators, as we felt the impact of the established art hierarchy on emerging artists. ALTTTTTAR became a place where cultures converged, and art served as a universal language that united people.

Through exhibitions in unconventional spaces, we sought to disrupt the norm and bring art directly into the daily lives of city dwellers. This approach allowed us to create a unique dialogue between art and everyday life, enriching both. Our commitment to providing an inclusive space for artists was deeply personal, reflecting our values and aspirations for the art community.

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Anastasia Muna | DUSK

By /FASHION/, /NEWS/

DUSK

Photography:  Anastasia Muna  @ana.muna
Styling: Monika Jauneikaite @jauneikaite
Hair & Make-up: Samantha Pottmaier @samanthapottmaier
Set Design: Ksusha @ispeaktoflowers
Talent: Ayaka H @Viva Models @ayhs.jp
Photo Assistant: Nadiia Hoi @nadiiagoi
Styling Assistant: Sally Chennery @sallyisastylist
Set Design Assistant: Alexandra Kharina h@kharina.alexandra

Aleksandra Stopenko jacket @aleksandra_stepcenko Studio MJ choker

 

Right: 032C jumpsuit @032C Studio MJ choker @studiomonikajaun , Agnelle gloves @agnelle_officiel

Aleksandra Stopenko jacket @aleksandra_stepcenko, Studio MJ choker @studiomonikajaun, Y3 swimwear @adidasy3, Stocking and shoes Stylist Personal Archive

032C jumpsuit @032C
 032c jumpsuit @032C Studio MJ choker @studiomonikajaunKarl Lagerfeld heels @karllagerfeld
David Koma dress @davidkomalondon Studio MJ harness @studiomonikajaunChiara Ferragni heels @chiaraferragnibrand

Cloé Le Reste | Vaitea

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VAITEA

Photography Chloé Le Reste @chloelereste (https://www.chloelereste.com)
Fashion Sami Claire @koko.damaa
Hair and make up Charlène Georgy @chanaelle
Model Vaitea Foley @blueisntyourcolor at City Models @citymodels

right image | Zara jacket,  Shawna Wu (@shawnawux) skirt, vintage Peter Fox shoes,  left image | Vintage Chanel necklace

right image | Pressiat (@pressiat_) skirt, vintage bodysuit, vintage Chanel (@chanelofficial) necklace, left image | vintage Giorgio Armani  blazer, Blackhead Jewelry ear cuff

 right image  Zara  jacket, Shawna Wu  skirt , left image |  vintage dress, vintage earrings

                        right image |  vintage dress, vintage earrings, left image  | Pressiat vintage bodysuit, vintage Chanel necklace

right image | vintage bodysuit  vintage Chanel (@chanelofficial)  necklace, left image |  Pressiat (@pressiat_) skirt, vintage Hermès (@hermes) shoes

right image |  Zara (@zara) jacket, Shawna Wu @shawnawux skirt, left image | vintage bodysuit, vintage Chanel (@chanelofficial) necklace