i'm bringing back my first cultureisland event, the denim disco! join us for a denim themed party + bring an old pair to help a great cause.
back story on the denim disco: last year i wanted to do something different for my birthday, a denim themed party. then i found out about Blue Jeans Go Green™ which uses recycled denim to create insulation for homes in need. i thought, everyone should wear denim AND bring a pair to donate to a good cause. the year before, i attended bowl train at brooklyn bowl, where questlove dj's soul train hits with tv's playing clips from the show. i also wanted disco music and a projected film to be a part of this event. so the denim disco became a hybrid theme party. i'm really excited to bring it back again, only slightly different from its original form!
more about our collaborative partners:
+ cultureisland: cultureisland is a passion project by sara r. radin in which sara collaborates with emerging creatives, non-profits and brands to create unique experiences. she loves bringing people together, introducing her friends and celebrating all kinds of creativity.
+ washhouse denim/bpd washhouse / bpd expo: bpd washhouse is the only commercial full service denim development studio on the east coast. the consulting company also launched their own brand for men's under the washhouse denim label. their latest venture is the only interactive denim trade show globally, bpdexpo 3.0 is scheduled for june 2016 in soho nyc.
+ Blue Jeans Go Green™: all denim collected will benefit Blue Jeans Go Green™, a denim recycling program run by Cotton Incorporated. since 2006, the program has diverted over 600 tons of denim from landfills across the nation and recycled it into UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation. a portion of this insulation has been distributed to help communities in need -- learn more @ BlueJeansGoGreen.org!
+ wamoo papez: juan alvarez, or wamoo papez, is a musician, dj and sound artist. juan is a native new yorker who recently released an instrumental lp, zebra. juan will play a blend of disco and disco inspired music.
+ chris cawley: chris cawley is a photographer who recently moved to new york city from philly. he can often be found sneaking photos of you on the subway or on the streets of manhattan. chris will be shooting portraits at the event.
+ alix h. luntz: alix h. luntz is a new york based photographer and filmmaker. her work explores questions of contemporary fandom, fashion and masculinity in film. she is currently an agent at muse management and is the founder of a's tv list. alix and i will be showing the projected film of clips from the 70s that we created for last year's party.
hope to see you there + please pass onto friends!
(p.s. this party falls on the eve of my 27th birthday)