Helsinki Fashion Week’s first purely digital and sustainable showcase via the Digital Village platform is an exploration of cyberspace as an alternative to a physical event.
As one of the international sustainable artists selected to take part in the HFW Designer Residency Programme of July 2020 –which launched the Helsinki Fashion Week from July 27 to the 1st of August 2020– Stacie Ant had the pleasure to collaborate with the IRL designer Patrick McDowell. Patrick McDowell is a London based designer captivating the fashion industry with sustainability at the core of his practice. He strives to reinvent luxury through a sustainable mindset. The combination of the analogue fashion skills of Patrick McDowell and the digital fashion skills of Stacie Ant resulted in a look titled Live Laugh Lord.
In addition to her collaboration with Patrick McDowell, Stacie also worked on her own outfit. She created a gown inspired by oil spills to raise awareness of man made disasters affecting our ecosystem. The outfit she titled Oil Queen was presented in the Digital Village x Stacie Ant show. It’s a glamorous, dark and over the top iridescent gown worn by a glamorous villain that explores the beauty in tragedy.