Angela Bacskocky & a group of artist collaborators are launching a clothing line called Nest, merging fine art and fashion...
We are FUNDED!!!!!!
Thanks sooo much to everyone and don't stop donating!! Every penny is going towards making our Exhibition Show on April 27th AMAZING and getting these garments PRODUCED and sold everywhere!!!!
Angela Bacskocky and a small group of artist collaborators are launching a line of clothing called Nest that incorporates music, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and print as part of a multi-media art project that merges fashion and fine art. We’re launching in April 2012, showing the Autumn/Winter '12 collection at Richmond Fashion Week, and putting on an exhibition show that will be much more of an art installation and performance than a fashion show.
The Nest deals with isolation and hibernation. It’s about the animal instinct to burrow and hide away, which is simultaneously comfortable and claustrophobic. Our nest is our home and the walls we build around ourselves, which keep us exquisitely safe but also still and imprisoned. We’re exploring the way in which humans and animals interact with their dwellings: we are continuously building up our nests for shelter and security while that same protective structure becomes a cage that we've created around ourselves. Even our bones and skeletons become little cages that we can keep so many treasures inside - trapping and stunting them and protecting them.
The fabrics and silhouettes reference the natural skins and warm furs that we shelter ourselves with; the structures we painstakingly build out of bricks and wood; the dichotomy of the leaf and the feather, the branch and the bone, the nest and the cage. The female form is followed closely, being hugged and protected by her garments with gentle folds of fabric allowing generous space for her to hide away. Only natural fibers are used: wool, leather, shearling, silk, cotton, and feathers. The prints used are organically developed around each piece and screen printed by hand.
The exhibition, to be held in late April 2012, will be an all-encompassing multi-media art installation featuring music, sculpture, performance as well as two-dimensional prints, drawings, and photographs all made exclusively for this project. The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of hand-made garments, shoes, and accessories will then be produced and sold.
We need YOUR help to make this launch a reality!! Please take a moment to donate to fund the cost of things like raw materials, renting exhibition space, and the cost of putting the garments and accessories into production so they can be sold [hopefully] worldwide. Please forward this along to ALL your friends because if we don’t raise at least our goal of $4000, we don’t get anything at all. Every little bit helps and is so much appreciated.
As reward for your generous donation, you will receive precious pieces from our project and you will also have become a part of our Nest community, helping to merge the lines between art and fashion.
Follow our progress on the official site here: http://angelabacskocky.com/
On Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/AngelaBacskocky
We'll post specific photos of rewards (as we have them) and information on everyone you see in this video and all the Nest collaborators on our Blog here: http://angelabacskocky.tumblr.com/
Check out more images of Reward #5 Teddy Fur Hat by clicking here: http://angelabacskocky.tumblr.com/post/21106760344/this-gorgeous-teddy-fur-hat-could-be-yours-if-you
Check out more images of Reward #8 Nest Jewelry & Accessories by clicking here: http://angelabacskocky.tumblr.com/post/21108723581/this-awesome-handmade-elytra-necklace-could-be
Check out more images of Reward #3 Nest Print T-Shirt by clicking here: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2l2tm1RD71roeub6o3_250.png
Check out more Reward #8 jewelry and accessories here: http://angelabacskocky.tumblr.com/post/21317038216/some-of-these-pieces-of-jewelry-and-accessories
Thank you! See you at the launch in April!
Kickstarter Credits -
Video: Sarah Walor http://sarahwalorphotography.com/
Video Editing: Stephen Frost http://stephenfrost.net/
Music: The Evergreen Sept ©2000 http://evergreensept.tumblr.com/
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,000 goal
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Mar 19, 2012 - Apr 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Hand printed Thank You postcard with one of the Nest prints and our logoEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Hand made mix CD of Nest music, full of ALL the important music that inspired the collection and the music of our friends and Nest collaboratorsEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Hand printed t-shirt (in mens or womens, your size) with one of the Nest printsEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest printsEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Choose a hand made unisex sheep shearling fur hat from the A/W '12 collection and get the Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A signed sketch from the collection and Hand printed silk scarf with one of The Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Signed collection Look Book/Exhibition Book and Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A piece of hand made Nest jewelry or accessory from the A/W '12 collection, Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $200 or more
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A hand made lady’s silk tank from the A/W '12 collection printed with one of the Nest prints, Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Limited Edition (exclusive to you lovely Kickstarter fans) hand made leather tote bag, Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $350 or more
One pair of hand-made custom bespoke shoes from the collection, custom made for your individual feet (ideally you would come to our studio for this fun process...) with hand carved solid basswood platform soles and molded leather uppers.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $550 or more
Tour of the studio [if you’re in the area], check out the Nest in the flesh, choose a Piece of Clothing from the A/W '12 collection and we’ll make it in your size, Hand printed silk scarf with one of the Nest prints, Mix CD and Thank You card from aboveEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $800 or more
Everything above plus Invitation to our private Exhibition Show/Launch Party on April 27th! Come to our studio (if you wanna), check out our Nest, choose a piece of clothing, choose a piece of jewelry, get a leather tote bag, get a silk scarf, get a t-shirt, get a sketch, get a look book, get a mix CD and thank you card. Oh my goodness, you’re the best - thanks!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012