In the heart of London's bustling creative landscape, a remarkable event took place, bringing together the city's most avant-garde fashion enthusiasts, designers, and artists. Host by Abi3d in partnership with FORMLESS, two influential movements, they collaborated to showcase a unique amalgamation of innovative design, fashion, identities and forward-thinking aesthetics in celebration of the queer body and its connection to nature. The event that spanned over two days, explored the potential of digital technologies to express identities and challenged traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Named 'Future Cave: Queering Boundaries' it represents a space for self-expression, exploration of identity, technology and nature.
However, In today's high-tech information society, can we go back to the cave again and re-experience the connection between ourselves, heaven and earth?
“Future Cave” is an intersection of technology, nature, and queerness. In this context, “queer” is not only gender-specific, but also geographical, political, physical and ideological. The initiative is a space-time collapse, where technology and nature are no longer seen as separate, time is no longer linear, and gender and identity are no longer solidified and separated. All boundaries are intertwined, blurred and merged here in a multi dimensional event that also featured a line-up of DJs, VJs and performance artists that embraces queer culture.
The Creative Studio FORMLESS and Robotics Couture house SAPIENSI, both born out of a desire to challenge conventional fashion norms, have cultivated a vibrant community of individuals who push the boundaries of self-expression. Taking place at the Metre Squared Arts Space, Future Cave combined fashion & art on display with vibrant rave beats and live performances which made a testament to London's reputation as a breeding ground for innovation. Garments featured bold geometric patterns, unconventional silhouettes, and the fusion of various artistic mediums. However, the culmination of the event was the highly anticipated rave, where fashion and music merged to create an unforgettable experience. The crowd was adorned in eccentric, futuristic, and DIY outfits exuding confidence and self-expression. It was a celebration of individuality and creativity, where attendees embraced the freedom to express themselves through fashion, art and innovation.
Enjoy all the looks and highlights from FUTURE CAVE below <3
Designs from SAPIENSI seamlessly integrated technology into their creations, showcasing illuminated garments, interactive pieces, and augmented reality experiences. It was a feast for the senses, where fashion truly became an innovative art form.
Furthermore, conceptual Artists have expressed their visions through thought-provoking installations, interactive sculptures, and immersive audiovisual experiences. The overall art in exhibition served as a catalyst for dialogue, encouraging visitors to explore the intersection of fashion, technology, and identities.
The rave that unfolded at the event was an electrifying and immersive experience that left an indelible mark on everyone present. The pulsating beats and infectious energy of the DJs and live performers set the stage on fire, creating an atmosphere of unbridled euphoria. The lineup featured a diverse array of musical styles, ranging from techno and house to experimental electronic compositions, catering to the eclectic tastes of the crowd. As the lights swirled and the speakers reverberated with the hypnotic sounds, the attendees surrendered themselves to the music, dancing with abandon and losing themselves in the rhythm. The synergy between the performers and the audience was palpable, creating a collective sense of unity and euphoria that transcended individual boundaries. It was a night where time seemed to stand still, as the power of music and performance united everyone in a transcendental journey of sound and movement.
The attendees' looks and fashion choices were as diverse and captivating as the music that filled the air. It was a spectacle of self-expression, where attendees embraced their individual styles and pushed the boundaries of fashion conventions. Some donned eye-catching ensembles that featured a riot of neon colors, sequins, and holographic fabrics, reflecting the vibrant energy of the event. Others opted for a more edgy and rebellious aesthetic, with leather jackets, ripped denim, and bold graphic prints dominating their outfits. The party also saw an abundance of eclectic accessories, ranging from statement jewelry to elaborate headpieces, adding an extra layer of visual intrigue. Hair and makeup were equally extravagant, with neon-hued hair, glitter-drenched faces, and avant-garde body art transforming partygoers into living works of art. The atmosphere was a celebration of individuality and creativity, where fashion became a means of self-expression and a reflection of the avant-garde spirit of the night.
@sapiensiii @formlessinitial @abi3d3d
RED-EYE: @danieleverse & @metafari_
DJ: @cosmic.caz, @a0brey
Performance artists: @poletician
Interactive art performance groups: @abadteeth, @runqiu_official, @xiaji3tsunagi3
Makeup artist: @uluy__
Event photographer: @Janelu___
Featured talents for popup:
YOUG STUDIO, MERCURY DESIGN & TATTOO, 886.OFFICIAL, CHJSK, LILISLZY, 透明小羊, CRISPINM, EBCYC, DOROTA BOJANOWSKA, 3TIAO2YA TAROT READING, ABI3D ARTIST TABLE, 古屋与ANJI, 池, HANK'S HANDMADE CANDLE
Artists for exhibition:
YE ZHANG, ELENI IOANNIDOU, 32, ABADTEETH, YU CHEN, SONGXIN, MALU LAET, JUNYI HUANG, SAPIENS COLLECTIVE, DUAN OUYANG, TONG WANG, REUBEN BROWN, JILL LIN, XIAOBEI XU, JACK LEE, JANICE KEI