Fashion Machine is a one-of-a-kind experience where kids take select attendees’ outfits and remake them in under an hour.
Trained by professional SKAM artists, the kids circulate among the audience and select 7 lucky, brave patrons (among those wearing “I’m In” stickers – the less brave choose chicken stickers) to be taken into the Fashion Machine.
After an interview with the subjects and a brainstorming session, the young artists begin redesigning the volunteers’ outfits. The audience circles the perimeter and watches the children at work. A photographer captures up-close images of the budding artists that are broadcast on a giant screen in an ever-expanding slideshow loop, and the audience watches videos the young artists shot during the training sessions. After 50 minutes of passing through sewing machines, scissors, buttons, ribbons, fabric, needles, and thread, the 7 audience members don their remade outfits and showcase their new looks in a fashion show with commentary by the kids.
It’s an opportunity to help foster the creativity of the next generation of artists, a new and exciting breed of performance art, and a whole lot of fun.