Local couture house Maison de Rose released Wreck Less Abandon today, a gorgeous sneak peak into an in-the-works full-length fashion movie featuring local artists as models. Maison de Rose's Baily Rose says the short piece came to life after she and Luke Bender (of multimedia collective Brass Tree) went on a trek into the mountains to film some friends wearing her line of recycled bicycle inner tube vests.
"We went into the film with a loose idea," Rose says, "And then sort of made up the story as Luke filmed." The story -- detailed in the video's YouTube liner notes -- is high fashion sci-fi tale of a gang of bicycle riding "mobstresses" living in the fourth dimension and battling evil.
The film showcases Rose's Titwrench vests, pieces of wearable art made out of bicycle inner tubes and tools -- which she will be selling tonight at the Titwrench Festival benefit On Being a Woman at Wazee Union. Rose is the co-curator of the event, working with Titwrench organizer and Westword 2011 MasterMind, Sarah Slater to bring together a massive collection of local art and female-centered performance. The vests from the video will be for sale during the evening, with half of the proceeds going to the upcoming Titwrench Festival in July.
Wreck Less Abandon is not only a collaboration of Masion de Rose and Brass Tree, but also features music by local experimental group Modern Witch and all models -- Sandra Fettingis, Natasha Lillipore, Alicia Ordal and Gemma Bayly -- are artists who's work is featured in tonight's event.