In Fly- Girls: Remixed, Sharela Bonfield takes inspiration from MC Hammer parachute pants as well as crazy quilts, and she reappropriates found track-suits from area thrift stores to create team uniforms for modern day fly girls. Bonfield brought her vision to professional dancers who came together to choreograph a routine that commemorates the fly girls of the late '80s and early '90s.
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More about RACK: An Experimental Fashion Event 2011
RACK presents bodies of work pushing the boundaries of fashion and costume with performance and sound. Participating artists explore the relationship between culture and the body through originally designed and constructed garments. The annual Experimental Fashion Event is a capstone for students in MICA’s experimental fashion concentration within the Fiber Department. Members of the Multi Media Event class work together for two semesters designing and crafting their own body of work, while working collaboratively to produce a live show. Students present their innovative fashion and costume designs through visually stunning live performances and projected video. The evening will involve more than 150 people—from designers to performers, roving costumed characters, and musicians.