[FAT] Amplify Apparel Interview

Behind the Scenes with Amplify Apparel for Fashion Art Toronto

By Vanessa Petey | Fashion Canadiana | PDF
Wed., Apr 10, 2016

Fashion Art Toronto 2016
Amplify Apparel: SS16 Pleasure Collection
Photography: Luis Enriquez
Model / Performer: Erica Furness
Model / Piercer: Gordon “Gore” MacDonald
Model / Performer: Jeremy Hernandez

“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. Here they discuss the closing performance featuring Erica Furness in the upcoming fashion show at Fashion Art Toronto. Read the full interview at fashioncanadiana.com.