Art Basel in Miami has grown into a week where creatives turn their art into entire experiences. This year, at Vulgar Magazine we set out to do just that. We decided to make our first event an immersive celebration of female power, more specifically female defiance.
In other words, we set out to encapsulate the power of womanhood into one kick ass event.
When asked what our goals for our first event were, from the beginning we expressed that We wanted it to be, “The Fast and the Furious” for badass women at Art Basel.
Let me explain. Everytime I watch an installment of the “The Fast and the Furious” movies I always leave the theater wanting to drive my car like a maniac, satisfying the sudden need for adrenaline running through my veins. That’s how I feel when I am inspired or motivated: an urge to act. and I wanted to instill a similar fire in the women who came to our event.
Through fashion and art, we set out to bottle the elusive “pussy power” into a kick ass party, reminding young women that there is more power in defiance than submission.
Through close collaboration with West Coast Fashion Magazine, Eyes and Edge (@eyesandedge), creative directors at Vulgar Magazine, Stevie Mcqueen (@steffybangbang) and Tali Sanchez (@talifornia), teamed up with stylists Domi Reina (@domi.nyc) and Sanjay Guman (@jaydavincii) to create the nasty woman. notable event producer Whitney Brielle (@whittybrielle) and fashion editors stephanie swango (@stephswangsta) and holly hoover (@Hollyhoover_) also joined the nasty squad.
We designed a fashion show that would feel more like a raw underground party.
Female Rapper Saweetie hosted the night, and Miami partygoers flooded The Wynwood Factory on December 9th for the Art Basel finale. The private event was completely free. all guests had to RSVP on our website before the event for admittance.
The first few hours of the night were directed by the DJs: DJ Elle and DJ Pam Jones who had guests vibing, dancing, and even twerking the night away.
Gift bags labeled “Hoe Bag” were passed around to influencers and party goers getting “Nasty” on the dance floor.
Around 10:30 pm, stylists Domi and jay could be seen running out to Saweetie’s SUV to make final adjustments to her outfit before escorting saweetie inside.
Shortly after Saweetie entered the party, the crowd was directed to step inside green fluorescent lines that had been designated on the floor, making way for a runway that stretched around the entire room.
The lights flickered, illuminating the runway, and Eve’s “Who’s that girl,” could be heard as DJS Viper x Piper strutted down the runway in a custom jacket by Stevie Mcqueen and a jeweled suit by Krone.
The pair walked off the runway straight into the DJ booth to kick off the fashion show, as a clip from a womens march speech bellowed over the speakers.
Models then began strutting down the runway in looks curated by Stevie Mcqueen, Domi Reina and Sanjay Guman.
The fashion showcase told the story of The Nasty Woman, which complemented the Art pieces suspended around the room. Models were set to represent archetypes of “the nasty woman” as they walked confidently around the cheering crowd.
It was important to us that the models felt empowered throughout the process, so that their energy could inspire and infect the crowd. To our surprise, both the models and the crowd shared that energy back and forth, amplifying both.
The runway finale featured a final walk by all the models, with an added twist: the models mobbed the runway with feminist-inspired pickets ranging from “I wanna cum,” to “Fuck you pay me,” because pussy run everything, duh.
Shortly after the fashion show, Saweetie jumped on the mic to address all the Icy Girls and Nasty Women in attendance. she then performed a short snippet of her new song “Pissed” and everyone’s favorite “Icy Girl”.
Zoey Dollaz who had also pulled up to the factory, made his way to the booth and further hyped the crowd with a surprise performance of his single “Moonwalk.”
Mack Wilds showed up and showed love to saweetie and guests too.
Towards the end of the night we gave out our signature “Power of the Pussy” T shirts to guests.
These T-shirts are commemorative. they will be available for purchase for a short time on our website, and then will not be restocked.
If you missed out on The Nasty Woman, check out our recap of the looks, as well as photos and videos below.
we’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the nasty girls and guys that showed up and showed out! we tricked everyone into rallying for women rights, and it was a hell of a good fucking time.
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Lookout for the nasty squad at new york fashion week in february!