Electric City Couture bringing a show to Albany

Will be held July 8
The Electric City Couture fashion show at Proctors in Schenectady in May 2013.
The Electric City Couture fashion show at Proctors in Schenectady in May 2013.

Electric City Couture is back. The ECC, which has been running some of the largest fashion shows in Upstate New York since 2010, is slated to bring a new type of show to downtown Albany. 

On July 8, four ECC designers will come together to present “Identity” a fashion show featuring some of their latest creations. As its title indicates, the looks featured in the show are designed to explore the boundaries between femininity and masculinity and to push the envelope when it comes to local thoughts on style.

Adam Van Buren, Meghan Kluball, Olga Papkovitch and Marjolaine Arsenault will send their designs — and thoughts on identity — down the runway of the New York Metropolis section of the New York State Museum. It’s a fitting place for the show as the hall illuminates the history of a city known for the variety and vibrancy of its residents. 

Behind the scenes, the show will also be the first to involve interns from a new initiative called “Fashion Upstate.” The ECC, the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy and Mission Accomplished recently joined together to provide two internship positions to local graduates who are interested in working in the fashion/beauty or event planning industries to assist with the show. 

Corey Aldrich, the creative director and producer of the ECC, said that there will also be an opportunity to buy clothes right off the runway at their POP UP! Shop. This year, Mannequin Intervention will be running the running the shop and assisting in the show’s visual elements.   

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information visit

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