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SKINGRAFT CELEBRATES THEIR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH A RETURN TO THE L.A. RUNWAY To mark the brand’s 10th anniversary, SKINGRAFT announce a return to Los Angeles to showcase their latest collection, PRIMAL, at the DTLA's private membership club RVCC..This hallmark runway event marks the first-ever showing of the brand’s current collection, marking SKINGRAFT’s fashion calendar-busting move to a new, direct to consumer model. SKINGRAFT was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2006 by brothers Jonny and Christopher Cota. Credited as a pioneer of the new American avant-garde, SKINGRAFT's roots in performance art-inspired fashion influence its seasonal collections, where music and its lifestyle-driven subcultures strongly inspire the cuts, colorways and fabrication of the brand’s signature dark, body-conscious designs. Even as SKINGRAFT continues to push boundaries and redefine itself season after season, it is always identifiable by its unique layered aesthetic, intricate detailing and standout silhouettes. "The PRIMAL collection conjures up ideas of primitive core living and animalistic human behavior. The clean, modern collection takes root in the inspiration of 'animal magic' and evolves into something both fierce and vibrant, and also refreshingly youthful and sophisticated." Says creative director Jonny Cota of the new collection, “At the very core of PRIMAL, and of SKINGRAFT itself, there is a consistent pulse of something that I call 'animal magic' or 'future primitive.' This is a fusion of very ancient ideas of nature and animal imagery, combined with hyper contemporary and futuristic concepts of aesthetic. It is sometimes beautiful and ethereal, and sometimes brutal and masculine. It's taking something grounded in sacred practices and beliefs and reimagining it for our world today.” In lieu of a traditional runway, the show featured an unforgettable performance by top dancers wearing looks from the PRIMAL collection, choreographed by Danny Dolan. Following the riveting performance, Austin Westbay performed an hour long Butoh number entwined in an art installation featuring archival pieces from the past 10 years of SKINGRAFT collections. His performance represented the physical weaving of the brand’s 10 year history into the current tapestry of the brand. Legendary Los Angeles monster-drag performer Squeaky Blonde closed out the night with a haunting rendition of Nina Simone's "Wild Is The Wind" within an altar of candles and burning sage. SkingraftDesigns.com

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