With a tagline like “Film. Fashion. Rock & Roll.”, how could I miss ICONS?
Originally scheduled for a weekend I had other commitments, I was excited to find out that not only would the new date be on a night I was free, but also on a weekend I would already be heading down to the Cities.
Hosted by Cult Collective and held on August 9, 2014 at the St. Paul Athletic Club, ICONS was a really fun experience and reminded me how much I love Joan Jett, Black Flag, and rock in general.
I was a little wary since this event came from a lot of the same team that threw the Black Hearts Ball, which I was really excited by but didn’t have the greatest experience with. However, ICONS was fantastic.
The show centered around 4 short films each showcasing a different style of rock from Glam Rock to Psychedelic Rock to Women in Rock to Punk Rock. After the film, a runway show featuring looks by local designers rocked the room.
Glam RockFilm: Kings of Glam
Inspiration: David Bowie, Marc Bolan
TIM + THOM
Psychedelic RockFilm: Feed Your Head: The Psychedelic Era
Women in RockFilm: A montage from Women in Rock History, originally presented by Girls Rock Boston
Inspiration: Joan Jett, Beth Ditto
Punk RockFilm: The Art of Punk: Black Flag
Inspriation: Black Flag
Emrys Mariel Stramer
Sarah M. Holm
Due to a scheduling issue (mini-golf at the Walker took longer than anticipated), I didn’t have time to grab dinner before the show. Which worked out completely fine, since my ticket included access to food by Chef Chris Gerster (head chef at Red Stag and formerly of Alma, both on my MSP restaurant bucket list). I think I ate more than enough chicken florentine for myself and the rest of the crowd.
The Step Rockets gave a private performance for attendees of ICONS after the film and fashion portion ended. My phone ran out of battery before I had a chance to capture the magic, but they definitely kept the crowd going.
I keep finding excuses to wear this sparkly stunner I found in my ICONS gift bag from Realia by Jen. I don’t wear rings often, but when I do, they have to be bauble-y.
ICONS was truly a fun night filled with film, fashion, and rock & roll.