Attendees are encouraged to use their photo-inspired threads.
“To my understanding, this is the very first fashion show ever presented in Cleveland utilizing photo art,” said Bertolette. “The images utilized in the collection are photos from the 1 million picture shows, flower, dog pictures and my collection of doors from around the world. I am curating, creating and constructing all the ‘garments’ with the support of my atelier team Jacci Hammer, Michael, Harms and Anastasia Pantsios. There are 11 appearances: nine females, one male and obviously, a canine. The clothing is constructed from armature’s muslin and photographic images on paper.”
Cleveland Picture Fest wished to accumulate 1 million photographs, a lofty objective of which they failed– they collected around 200,000. Still an impressive number.Anyone all over the world was invited to submit.With the hundreds of thousands of images CPF did collect, they dealt with regional print business NEOPRO Imaging to print thumb-size images, which were then printed on 11 four-by-eight panels, each containing more than 17,000 images.They then ran into the issue of how to environmentally disperse the images after
the exhibition. After some of these panels were offered or contributed to collections across the country, CPF decided to get in touch with Bertolette to repurpose the photos into style. Bertolette created ten colorful, customized clothing. Jackie’s productions will be worn by designs for the night
before being auctioned off at the close of the event. “The style program is a Blend of Photography and Fashion, which covers decades of photographic operate in the fashion
industry over Jackie’s career as an editorial fashion, professional photographer, worldwide fashion designer, editor of a fashion publication, and executive producer of Ohio style week, “said Ascherman.