Behind the Scenes with Amplify Apparel for Fashion Art Toronto
“This is my favourite cast so far that I’ve worked with – it’s just a dream cast of performers: some burlesque performers, professional dancers, beautiful models, I have a couple of drag queens – and the finale – I’m so excited for the finale. We’re having international sideshow performer Erica Furness – she was “The Phoenix” last year and closed the show, and this year she’s closing it with piercing performances. So her and Gord MacDonald and Jeremy Hernandez are going to be performing for that and it’s going to be interesting because I don’t think anyone’s done something like that before for FAT. It’s probably going to freak some people out a bit which I like of course (laughs) – That’s kind of what I’m going for. One of my favourite drag queens Sharon Needles always said “When in doubt, freak ’em out.” So, that’s what I’m aiming for with my shows.”
– Allie Wood
This excerpt is from Vanessa Petey interviewing Amplify Apparel designer, Allie Wood, discussing Erica Furness’ closing performance for the upcoming fashion show at Fashion Art Toronto. To read the full interview jump over to fashioncanadiana.com.