Fashion Awakening at the “Supreme Beings” avant-garde fashion show

Concept, culture and couture will take center stage at the “Supreme Beings” fashion show on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.  Local fashion designers Ilanio and Elena Slivnyak will debut their newest collections, bridging haute couture and radical exploratory fashion – making Lady Gaga look like a red tag day at Bloomingdale’s.

IIMUAHII Supreme Beings Fashion Show.

Bay Area enthusiasts and art lovers will enjoy an evening of high-concept designs by Ilanio and IIMUAHII, as well original music by SpacEKraft and two short improvisational performances by “Butoh” (contemporary, Japanese) dancers.

Ilanio Supreme Beings collection launch.

Ilanio began designing in 2004 as co-founder of Ilaniowear.  After five years, he started to find the retail world constrictive and embarked on a bold new fashion experiment: to create “visually stunning fashion concepts that explicitly disregard wearability, saleability, and practicality; that embrace advanced definitions of sexuality and gender; and that defy the commercially-mandated boundary between the fashion and art worlds.”  Ilanio has collaborated with numerous talented San Francisco artists, both in the fabrication and presentation of his work and with underground shows involving experimental music and dance.

IIMUAHII previous collection.

Elena Slivnyak is the Ukrainian-born, Academy of Art trained designer behind the avant-garde collection, IIMUAHII.  Her passion for high fashion is manifested in her collection with abstract textures, extreme structures, and an overall novel aesthetic.  After her first taste of the corporate fashion world, with its focus on high volume and uniformity, she redirected her creative energy toward creating much more intricate and finely crafted garments.  Elena has worked with celebrity stylists and record labels as a costume designer for aspiring stars; participating in video shoots, magazine editorials and live performances.  She has been featured in numerous publications, including Asterik, 944, Prestige, and Essential Homme.

IIMUAHII previous collection.

This very nontraditional fashion show will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm, featuring two runway shows and eight looks from each designer.  There will be open seating at the event.  People are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the event is expected to sell out.  This is an event you won’t want to miss!

IIMUAHII previous collection.

Supreme Beings: Conceptual Fashion By Ilanio and IIMUAHII
Thursday, March 1, 2012
SOMArts Cultural Center at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
(Doors open 7:00 pm; first show to start at 7:30 pm)
Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale at
A portion of proceeds will benefit the non-profit Muttville, an organization dedicated to helping senior dogs find loving homes.

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