One evening last summer, after several gimlets (as typifies these things), a friend and I got on the subject of uniformity of dress. “A suit and tie is conformity as its worst,” my friend declaimed. “Constricting, it hampers freedom of movement; mandated, it hampers freedom of expression; and bland, it hampers the freedom to be creative. You are a fool to let yourself be forced to wear them and a lemming to do so uncomplaining.”
My smile had far too many teeth: “You’re one to talk, scion of the IT department,” I observed archly. “Ill-fitting Gap khakis and a royal blue polo do not make you the hacker baron of the network closet, any more than your bowlers make you Dick Weber. Mind you, don’t get any pretzels in one of your dozen or so pleats.”
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apex-high studio. has teamed up with ASpiRE! to hold a contest for male fashion in Second Life. In an effort to promote male this contest was created not to help place more emphasis on male fashion and male designers in Second Life. This contest is the first in a seasonal contest meant to advertise the best, most creative new male fashion line for the upcoming season.
Prizes for this contest are:
- A Fashion show in Second Life, performed by ASpiRE! on ASpiRE Isle and sponsored by apex-high studio. on February 17th, 2008
- 3 issues of free full-page advertising in the ASpiRE! Magazine
- A fashion launch party at your location in Second Life provided by Nexeus Fatale
This contest has two phases, the submission phase and the call-back phase. The submission phase is open to any Second Life designer that has 1 line of male clothing (5 or more male clothing pieces) and will start that from November 5th, 2007 to January 21st, 2008.
The second phase, the call-back phase, will happen between January 22nd, 2008 and January 31st, 2008, where the top five submissions will be called back for a final review.
On February 1st, 2008, the winner of the contest will be announced and have a fashion show sponsored by apex-high studio. and performed by ASpiRE! on February 17th, 2008.
apex-high studio. is run by Nexeus Fatale. ASpiRE! is ran by Bianca Darling and Trina Noland.
For full information and contest rules, visit: http://www.apexhighstudio.com/?p=23