From December 1-2, residents of Los Angeles had the chance to take part in the debut of a new experiential pop-up store and art exhibit aptly named The Chronicles of LA at the Barclay Hotel in Downtown. The two-day event brought together over 60 artists, designers, performers, and musicians from around the world to share their ideas and viewpoints about sex through their own individual talents and unique methods.
Throughout the two-day experience, guests had the chance to witness surprise unannounced performancesfrom different dancers, performers, and musicians throughout the venue. This gave each guest a unique experience depending on when they arrive and how long they stayed. Guests also had the chance to purchase art, clothing, and products from the artists participating.
Presenting the event was multimedia artist James Mountford and fashion expert Leena Similu, who first made their mark on the art and fashion scene of London and have now chosen Los Angeles as their next venture. This debut edition in December was chapter one in The Chronicles of LA series, with forthcoming chapters taking on new themes in different locations. More details to be announced soon on upcoming events.
Artists that participated in the showing included creator of couture sensual tools and evocative objects Adele Brydges, abstract painter inspired by BDSM Ali Silverstein, LA-based multidisciplinary artist Amanda Maciel Antunes, creator of dark luxury artisanal fashions Ammunition Couture, LA choreographer Ania Catherine, Milanese swimwear brand Fantabody, and Sorelli Presents from French director Juliana Sorelli, who runs Hollywood Boulevard’s The Evil Rock N Roll Cat.
More artists on board included LA design duo Estudio Persona, British Fashion Designer Ingrid Kraftchenko, LA-based dancer and choreographer Jessica Emmanuel, UK luxury leather and accessories line Melissa Tofton, New York fashion designer mlaed, who creates clothing lines exclusively from waste, Berlin-based designer duo Namilia, London artist well known for exquisite ballpoint pen drawings Cary Kwok, and California art and design project Ready Objects.