June 28, 2011
News for Otakon 2011:
Sixh. to host a fashion show at Otakon 2011
Baltimore, MD (May 24, 2011) - Fashion and music artists Sixh. to appear at Otakon 2011
In 2007, "Sixh." was born through the collaboration of young fashion design duo IBI and MINT through the success of h.ism, h. NAOTO's project started in the mid 2000s based on the theme of fashion and music co-existing in one entity.
Started by IBI, the fashion line Sixh. unites visual-kei artistry with the imagery of popular host and hostess clubs. A new theme, ghost-kei, is created by combining the words "gothic" and "host" into "ghost". MINT launches the line with the New Japan Mode Collection featuring its relaxed character, "MINT Neko", and Sixh. flourishes from there. Without a doubt, Sixh.'s cool, carefree ideas are not restricted by ordinary rules of fashion or society.
Also in 2007, Sixh. expanded from a fashion brand into a band with the same name. IBI sings vocals with MINT on the bass, joined by guitarist NARI. Sixh.'s unique musical presentation crosses the Western standard of "rock" with the fashions of ghost-kei.
In 2010, Sixh.'s ladies' collection "MelT" joins the line-up with designer MIKA in the lead. It mixes sexiness with a touch of devilish cuteness by using gorgeous butterflies and roses as the main motifs. IBI's Ageha-kei fashion line is also in the works.
With a world-class fashion designer coming, you just know we had to have a proper fashion show at Otakon. And you can't have a fashion show without models, makeup assistants and hair dressers. To show off their designs, Sixh. will select several Otakon members to be models, makeup artists and hair dressers.
Follow the link for more information on how to apply to be a volunteer in the fashion show. Due date is July 8th.
Otakon 2011 will be held July 29 - 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its eighteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 29,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 80,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff - we are run by fans, for fans.