Atlanta bursts at the seams with events showcasing talent from across all spectrums of the local art scene. Culture Cartel
collective and VON ALLEN
take some of the risk out of choosing poorly with VAIN, a night of art and music crossing scenes, people discovering new artists and trends, and everyone getting a little loose. Tonight's VAIN event (Thurs., May 26
) is no exception. On the fashion side they’re featuring Oni Roman
whose Fresh I Am summer collection came out last week, and Elliot Liss, a photographer who sparked one of Instagram's more adorable trends last year with his #Elliotsbushseries
, think more PG than XXX.
Providing the soundtrack will be Divine Interface
, and Milan. Trévon Von Allen, who also runs VON ALLEN
, took a few minutes to catch us up on the ins and outs of being VAIN in Atlanta.
How and why did you chose artists for this edition?
VAIN’s featured guests and DJs are selected by myself and Deng. We are advocates, supporters, and admirers of our guests work and their contributions to Atlanta's creative scene. Oni Roman has been setting trends globally with her brand Fresh.i.Am for years. Her keen eye for design is seen throughout her work. Elliot Liss's photography is absolutely amazing. His distinct aesthetic is refreshing amongst the vast amount of ATL photographers.
Why throw these events?
We throw VAIN to connect Atlanta's creatives in real life. In a time where people are so reliant on having an Internet presence or being established digitally, we just like to remind people how it is just as important to get in the streets and connect with your peers offline. There aren't a lot of places where our folks can be stylish, have a few drinks, connect/build with dope people, and groove a little. Shannon and Earl of Studio No.7 gave us this opportunity and we are forever grateful. On top of that, we honestly get a kick from getting seven or more segments/subcultures into the same room; especially to celebrate our peers who happen to be true tastemakers and influencers on global scales.
Tell me more about VON ALLEN and Culture Cartel?
VON ALLEN is a U.S.-based agency specializing in visual production and brand communications. VON ALLEN implements creative solutions for brands within art, entertainment, fashion, and hospitality. Culture Cartel is a global collective that aims to spread tolerance by defying cultural norms through producing progressive visuals, and curating innovative events.
If you want to get into the mix, RSVP at SoVain.Splashthat.com, and be prepared to put down your phone and connect in real life.
VAIN 17 starring Oni Roman and Elliot Liss with music by Florista, Divine Interface, and Milan happens tonight (Thurs.,May 26). Free. 9 p.m. Studio No. 7. 393 Marietta St.