Here at Dawnamatrix we took it upon ourselves to answer the oft heard nuptial query: “Bride’s side or Groom’s side” to an alternate extreme. Contributing latex bride and groom garments both to the “Brassy Bridal” section of Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City once again we are part of a unique museum exhibit. Designed for the modern bride and groom, utilizing Western as well as Eastern 19th century motifs (and a good smattering Steampunk influence) it’s no surprise that our latex couture fit so well into this new exhibit.
Esteemed Steampunk expert Bruce Rosenbaum is curator of the exhibit featuring a handpicked thirty artists contributing gadgets and garments both. Of those garments-the Dawnamatrix latex tuxedo and latex wedding gown included-Rosenbaum says: “It doesn’t even feel like costuming, it’s stuff you could actually wear.”
Having placed kimonos and other fine art wardrobe pieces in exhibits at Harvard, in the Boston Children’s Museum and at NYC’s Mobilis in Mobili: An Exhibition of Steampunk Art and Appliance show (to name but just a few) we regard museum shows the very same as we do runaway presentations and magazine layouts. Simply put, we are extremely proud to be recognized alongside so many other talented artisans. Contributing two of our dream designs to this Steampunk show is an true honor for all of us at Dawnamatrix.
It is well enough to dream designs…and make them real. A true gift to be able to take one’s interest in Asian styles and marry it to modern avant-garde clothing. Thrilling to see made-to-measure pieces please so many clients. But it’s another pleasure indeed to be recognized among one’s peers at a public exhibit at such a venerable space as the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield in our home state of Massachusetts.
The Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City show runs until 9/28/14, go here for details.
Go here for a press mention from our friends at Von Gutenberg about the show.
And go here to see our other Steampunk latex.