On December 30th, 2015, Berlin fashion and art collective UY Studio celebrated two years of conception and transformation. To mark the occasion, the company put on a great event which featured incredible dance, music and art.
The theme of the night was transition: transition of appearance, transition of perception, and transition of self. Throughout the night the audience was invited to experience and interact with the performance, creating a fragile environment of reception and presentation, the push and pull of energies. Choreographer Kiani Del Valle created these transitional choreographic performances all through the night. Photographer Monica Lek was on hand and captured some amazing photographs and The Brvtalist is excited to share them with you.
Monica had this to say about the evening:
I met Idan and Fanny (UY founders) at University. When we graduated, we all moved to different places. I moved to NY and they went to Berlin. We were far away but our hearts and hunger for life kept us connected, even more than before. Our work will always be symbiotic. I got lucky to be in Berlin for their second anniversary and it was pure magic. Idan and Fanny have not created a fashion brand, they have created a movement, an inspirational way to live. Whether you are into what they do or not, their ability to bring people together, is a form of freedom. Their parties make you feel there’s still hope, almost like 80’s underground New York parties, the ones that have vanished thanks to our millennial society. To collaborate with UY is always a pleasure, they are my dear friends, and without even talking, we blend into what we know how to do best. We know each other’s desires just by looking at our eyes. On a personal level, it’s great to come to Berlin to visit your friends, knowing that they work their ass of to bring you the best party ever, with the best casting of people and energy. The night was like visiting your subconscious. It was brutal, sexy, timeless and mythological.
The Brvtalist would like to thank UY Studio and photographer Monica Lek for these amazing images. We have been fans of the label the moment we saw their work and continue to admire their conceptual approach to art, unisex fashion and progressive events. We look forward to seeing more from this great brand. For more information please visit UY Studio and Monica Lek. Credits for the night as follows:
Choreography by Kiani del Valle
Michał ANdrysiak Shira Kela & Jessica Comis & Ali Najafi
Solo performance Valentin Tszin
All photographs by Monica Lek