On Thursday, August 20th, the Morrin Centre YouTube channel will reveal, as a premiere, a 45 minutes concert with the band Folk Songs, followed by a short video by the Quebec fashion designer Transforma Garments.
7:00 p.m.: Concert with Folk Songs
|Let’s just say Mélodie and Randall Spear have been playing together for a long time. This daughter and father duo shares a love for Folk songs. It could be a classic by Neil Young or Bob Dylan or something from The Cure; it’s all folk when your objective is to share great music in its purest form. Both Mélodie and Randall are songwriters and have their own careers, but when they get together as Folk Songs, it’s like a family get-together on a Sunday afternoon. Sit back, sing along, and enjoy songs from this exceptional father and daughter duo. For this event they will be accompanied by Stephane Beaudin, percussionist..but they like to call him Uncle Bodean.|
7:45 p.m.: Presentation of Transforma Garments [Watch the presentation]
|The brainchild of Quebec City designer, writer, and scientist Geoffrey Edwards, Transforma Garments acts as an innovation platform to develop and present garments that can be changed on-the-fly over the course of a day’s wear to meet different needs. A first collection of transformable dresses was developed and launched in the fall of 2011 (under the brand name of gdotmoda, the predecessor of Transforma Garments). The gzip dresses combined three different elements diagonally (sleeve, top, skirt) in a range of colors and styles using zippers for a highly contemporary look.
In the spring of 2015, just after the company reorganized under its new name, a collection of transformable corsets was launched. These underbust fashion corsets (the Infinity Corsets) are constructed in an elegant black or white substrate, over which can be zipped into place a wide variety of panels that change the look of the corset.
Two new collections are under preparation for 2021, a set of belts that will integrate with augmented reality technology to allow both 2D and 3D images to be projected onto the wearer’s body, and a set of gender-fluid garments for both men and women that subtly alter the body shape to feminize or masculinize appearance. Early prototypes are currently under development for these two collections.