With the extraordinary Zibi project as our backdrop, our crack photography team captured a sneak peak at some of the costumes in our “industrial chic” theme to be worn at the 5th annual Harvest Noir picnic feast and Dance Noir after-party on October 3rd.
On Sunday September 13 2015, amateur models descended on an incredible hidden downtown location at Zibi (never before been officially photographed!) for the annual HarvestNoir fashion flashmob.
For this year’s fashion.mob, pro photographer James Park , along with Jean Lapointe and Penny Colbourne, went underground in tunnels and old paper mill buildings to offer a glimpse at the fabulous costumes of Harvest Noir guests set against the backdrop of some of Ottawa-Gatineau’s hippest industrial relics.
Windmill Development Group offered Harvest Noir unparalleled access to the former Domtar Lands in Gatineau (now called “Zibi” – the Algonquin word for river), a rich part of our region’s heritage that has been padlocked to the public for more than a century! This may have been the first cultural event to take place in the industrial buildings in modern memory, but it won’t be the last – Windmill are looking to host many more cultural and artistic activities over the next few years as development commences and the site is cleaned up.
Special thanks to the people who made 2015’s fashion mob incredible: our glamorous models, 2015 official photographer James Park Photography, volunteer photographers Jean Lapointe and Penny Colbourne, and to our special friends Bruno and Michael for all their hard work behind the scenes – we are so grateful!
Your organizing team get down with the “Industrial chic” fashion theme.
Below: Amateur models show off their ensembles for HN2015 at this year’s fashion.mob. You may also want to check out the photos from last year’s Flickr fashion.mob album as well.