Monday, May 24, 2010
Mad Hatter FASHION!!!! Mad Hatter Mentor: Nick Verreos with FIDM Designers (left to right) Natalia Romano, Angela Avanesyan, Clay Sadler, Dominique Pearl David, Airi Isoda and Kapasa Musonda I am so proud to announce my participation in the unveiling of a First-Of-Its-Kind Alice In Wonderland Exhibition at my Alma Mater, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM... In celebration of the debut of Alice In Wonderland Blu-ray and DVD on June 1, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, are unveiling a one-of-a-kind Alice In Wonderland Exhibition (at the FIDM Museum and Galleries) FREE to the public, beginning May 27Th and running through September 30Th.Collen Atwood's Original Red Queen illustration for Alice In Wonderland In lieu of this fabulous Exhibition, I was invited to lead a very special FIDM SuperLab Project where FIDM Fashion Designers were asked to design and produce Red Carpet-worthy gowns and/or dresses inspired by six iconic characters in the film. Yes, I was asked to be the Mentor and Inspiration Mad Hatter for this incredible project! Most of these FIDM designers have been my students and I can't wait to see what they created! Illustration DIVA: Colleen Atwood's illustration of The Red Queen, Alice In Wonderland The Alice In Wonderland characters we chose to "inspire" the designers include: Alice (of course), The Red Queen, The Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and The Mad Matter (Johnny Depp's fabulous character). Below is a "Sneak-Peak Video" of the FIDM SuperLab for Alice In Wonderland: Also, check out Elle.com for more "Alice In Wonderland" FIDM SuperLab Couture fun!!