Thursday, June 28, 2018

Barbara Hulanicki : High Gloss WPB 2018 at The Box Gallery July 14 - August 10, 2018

HIGH GLOSS WPB 2018: The Art Of Fashion
(Founder of Biba Shop).


From dressing Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot, David Bowie, Marianne Faithful and the Rolling Stones, Barbara Hulanicki made her name with the cult fashion brand she started with her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon ("Fitz").

The BIBA Shop remains one of the most evocative names in British design history, Biba brought the cutting edge of couture to the masses. Brigitte Bardot, Yoko Ono and Princess Anne shopped there, while Sonny and Cher, Mick and Marianne were regular visitors among other celebrities and everyday women who fell in love with the clothing which would define an era. 

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida

Summer Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 6- 10 PM

An exhibition of fine art photography, wearable art,
and lifestyle accessories featuring Barbara Hulanicki

Dame Barbara Hulanicki

Notable designers, artists, and photographers joining us:

Special Best Dressed Drag Queen Award

    Live Music by DJ L'il Marsh

Performances by
Ryan Mercado, Naylan Alvarez, Brian Mayerbach, Carrie Capalbo, Jade Segal, Crystal Pratt, Mark Marrero, and Adam Shuman of Beards and Babes.

The project is organized by The Florida Arts Association, Rolando Chang Barrero, and Sandra Schulman.


Mark your calendars!

Exhibition Reception:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Exhibition Dates:
July 14, 2018 to August 10, 2018 

Special screening of...

"BEYOND BIBA A Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki"

Saturday, July 21, at 7:00 PM.


Special Best Dressed Drag Queen Award....

Special Live Performance by Beards & Babes!

The avant-goth creative collective “Beards and Babes” will appear live at The Box Galley’s HIGH GLOSS 2018 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 7-10 PM. The collective of mad hatters, hipsters, punks, and models have taken their hair designs and sculptural silhouettes into the performance art arena. The creative eight will come together again since their last show stopping live performance and video premiere of No Strings Attached which will be show during an evening dedicated to the art of fashion and design. 

Beards and Babes - a collective team of beauty industry professionals with the vision to curate a bridge between stylists and barbers worldwide through community enrichment projects. The collective is comprised of Ryan Mercado, Naylan Alvarez, Brian Mayerbach, Carrie Capalbo, Jade Segal, Crystal Pratt, Mark Marrero, and Adam Shuman. 

Check them out here:



Petrina Easton and Dawn Brown of
E.A.G. Art News 
will be recording live from
The Box Gallery during
High Gloss 2018 on July 14, 2018
Show airs Tuesday, July 17, 2018
About the Artists and Designers:

Barabara Hulanicki:
Barabara Hulanicki will be exhibiting her fashion illustrations as well as new designs at High Gloss.
Barbara Hulanicki was the Queen of the Swinging 60s with her hip shop Biba. From dressing Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot, David Bowie, Marianne Faithful and the Rolling Stones, she made her name with the cult fashion brand she started with her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon ("Fitz"). Epitomizing swinging London in the 60s, the first boutique opened in Kensington in 1964.

Damian Rojo:

Damian Rojo was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. Damian Rojo immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 with his family at the age of seven. While in middle school, he was selected for The Gifted Program at Rainbow Park Elementary for art and music. This would change the course of his life. In the 80's, Damian was art director for Artifacts, a group of artists and performers who helped usher the cultural explosion of South Beach and Miami. Working as an independent artist, filmmaker and clothing designer, his work has allowed him to exhibit and travel globally, work as art director for MTV U.S. and create video, stage sets and ad campaigns for music and fashion personalities including Grace Jones, David Byrne, and Calvin Klein. Damian has devoted much of the last 12 years working as an art educator for at risk/kids in crisis at Miami Bridge/Barry University, Arts 4 Learning, Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women and Children and Gang Alternative. He has also led workshops for Miami Dade Educators, De La Cruz Collection and Faena Forum among others.

Ash Rana was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. He attended high school in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan where he grew up loving Western pop music and Bollywood movies, attending temple services where women wore silk saris with t-shirts, and men donned blazers over kurtas, traditional baggy drawstring pants and long shirts - a mix of ancient custom and improvised modernity that would forever inspire his work. Rana left Asia to study fashion design and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After graduation he veered into nightlife, working as a performer and door personality at clubs and restaurants in New York and later South Beach. In 2000 he launched his fashion company, Ash Rana Inc and designed clothing for major pop acts including Colombian rocker Juanes, country singer Tim McGraw, and rap stars Lil Kim and Trina. 
Ash travels regularly to Asia where he collaborates with local artisans on beaded and hand loomed fabrics as well as collecting heirloom fabric pieces that he incorporates in to his current work. 

James Eisele:

James Eisele is a Fashion and Advertising photographer based in West Palm Beach and shooting assignments worldwide. He is a past president of The American Society of Media Photographers South Florida Chapter and his work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Runway, Ocean Drive, Gold Coast, and Palm Beacher magazines. He has worked as "House Photographer" for Miami International Fashion Week and 
Funkshion Fashion Week. 

Nicole Galluccio:

Nicole Galluccio is a mixed media visual artist, living and creating in South Florida since earning her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 1998. Nicole is and artist/designer living in South Florida for the last 20 years...originally from New Jersey. Nicole found a love for painting and over time, her work evolved into more of a vibrant pop art. She has a fond affinity for graffiti and street art and the underground arts culture and movement. 

Flavio Iryoda:

Fashion photographer who specializes in haute couture editorials. Born in Brazil from a Japanese family, his photographs have been published internationally in the US, South America and Europe markets. 
With a peculiar taste of the unexpected and tendency to break the typical clichés, Flávio believes there are no boundaries to express fashion through photography. Uncertainty, confusion and uneasy drives his desires to create curiosity of those who experience his work.

Rolando Chang Barrero:

Rolando Chang Barrero, artist and designer who's career began in the 80's with fashion collection called Dust created go-go mini dresses with custom printed woven metallic lurex. His designs and collections were spotlighted in New York's Details Magazine often during the mid 80's. Recently released a new printed fashion and home accessory pop-art collection called "Pajaro Paradise."

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