Applications are now open for our October round of Aristo. The theme this time is A GOTHIC BALL. It’s about much more than ballgowns and tuxedos. Think dark and daring, evil, deadly and decidedly creepy – this is the theme behind – A GOTHIC BALL. Let your creative imagination run wild – just keep it dark, gothic, and disturbing!
Applications are now open for the September round of Aristo.
THEME: The Grand Tour
WHAT WAS THE GRAND TOUR?
The Grand Tour was an extended vacation that young British aristocratic nobles took throughout Europe. It was at the height of its popularity in the 18th & early 19th centuries. Although this was an exclusively male pastime, at the ARISTO event, and in keeping with 21st century equality, we encourage designs for all genders/species. As described on the Wikipedia page:
The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music. A Grand Tour could last from several months to several years.
Anything reminiscent of the luxury and excess that was a hallmark of the Grand Tour, maybe a hint of the Renaissance, all of these ideas are the background for THE GRAND TOUR. Designers’ exclusive items should be based around this idea. Any other items sold can be non-themed as long as the exclusive(s) are thematic.
We’re now accepting applications for round 2 of Aristo – the theme is Broderie Anglaise. Hurry though as places are going fast!
We have finalised our amazing sponsors and only have a couple of designer spots left! Get your applications in quickly because although the deadline for applying isn’t until 3rd July, these spaces are going QUICKLY! Get your skates on if you want to be one of the few designers at this very exclusive event. I look forward to seeing you there.