High Gloss 2018: The Art of Fashion & Design
Photo James Eisele

Fabulosity returns to West Palm Beach! High Gloss 2018, the 2nd edition of The Box Gallery’s yearly fashion extravaganza highlighting the art of fashion and design, opens with a reception next July 14 at 7 pm. This year the event will bring together artists and fashionistas to honor fashion and interior design icon Dame Barbara Hulanicki of England’s famous BIBA shop on Kensington Church Street.

Biba was the epicenter of cool. According to her friend Twiggy, ‘She changed fashion in England singlehanded. Barbara recalls, “Members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks frequently dropped in. Twiggy used to pop into my shop in Brighton every Saturday and I used to think ‘Who is that beautiful skinny girl? It was a real privilege to get to know her.”

As it has become the custom at The Box Gallery openings you can expect to mingle among many American and European artists, writers, photographers and socialites. Notable invitees include fashion designer Damian Rojo and Ash Rana, artist Nicole Galluccio, and photographers James Eisele and Flavio Iryoda who will be showcasing their own creative talents throughout the month long exhibition which includes a special screening of “BEYOND BIBA, a Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki” on July 21.

Damian Rojo of ROJOco, is an independent artist, filmmaker and clothing designer. His work has allowed him to exhibit and travel globally, work as art director for MTV U.S., and create video, stage sets and ad campaigns for music and fashion personalities including Grace Jones, David Byrne, and Calvin Klein.

Ash Rana designer at Ash Rana Inc has designed clothing for major pop acts including Colombian rocker Juanes, country music singer Tim McGraw, and rap stars Lil Kim and Trina.

Flavio Iryoda is a fashion photographer who specializes in haute couture editorials. Born in Brazil from a Japanese family, his photographs have been published in the US, South America and Europe.

Rolando Chang Barrero, owner and curator of The Box Gallery, is an artist and designer who’s career began in the 80’s with a fashion collection called “Dust,” creating go-go mini dresses with custom printed woven metallic lurex. His designs and collections frequently appeared in New York’s Details Magazine during the mid 80’s.

Nicole Galluccio is a mixed media visual artist, living and creating in South Florida since earning her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 1998.

James Eisele is a Fashion and Advertising photographer based in West Palm Beach and shooting assignments worldwide. He is a past president of The American Society of Media Photographers South Florida Chapter and his work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Runway, Ocean Drive, Gold Coast, and Palm Beacher.

Flavio Iryoda is a fashion photographer who specializes in haute couture editorials. Born in Brazil from a Japanese family, his photographs have been published internationally in the US, South America and Europe markets.

Topping off the evening will be NYC’s Li’l Marsh who will spin tunes from the heyday of London’s music scene. There will also be an award for Best Dressed Drag Queen of the night, live interviews and special broadcasting by Petrina Easton and Dawn Brown of E.A.G. Art News and the AVESSA Fashion Group. The project is organized by The Florida Arts Association, Rolando Chang Barrero, and Sandra Schulman.

If you attend, The Box Gallery is located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach,  33405. Check TheBoxGallery.info or call 786-521-1199 for information about the event.

Celebrate High Gloss 2018: The Art of Fashion & Design, the 2nd edition of The Box Gallery’s yearly fashion extravaganza, opening June 14.