Art Camp Miami aka Jacked Fashion Art Camp is a progressive artist collective that comes together each year during Art Basel Miami. Created by Alaska Mangialetto, founder of Jacked Fashion, JFAC has the intention of creating an accessible environment in Miami to showcase young and passionate artists from all over the world.
Jacked Fashion Art Camp is a community of friends and visionaries coming together for the sake of art and collaboration with other artists. Participating members include fashion designers, photographers, painters, art directors, DJ’s, entrepreneurs, musicians, socialites, and more.
The Jacked Fashion Art Camp philosophy is one of love, freedom, and fun as well as lending a helping hand to our peers who are pursuing their dreams. Exploring a city like Miami in a new way and making it more friendly to the independent artist is the ultimate goal.
This year our artists will be staying at our new home, The Freehand Miami, for the entirety of Art Basel Miami. Each artist will be showcasing their work in a unique installation experience created somewhere within The Freehand. This will include projections, sculptures, films, music, and fashion. Interactive arts and crafts will be available to guests. Live musical performances and DJ’s will be featured throughout the week alongside the pop-up's and installations.
The Freehand Miami
Beautiful Savage Magazine
Shine Papers 24K Gold Rolling Papers
Baron Von Fancy x MOJO
Protect Your Magic
Lost & Found Saloon
Therapy Protein Shampoo
Pure Honey Magazine
Junior & Hatter Salon
Director Alaska Mangialetto
Co-Director Ashley G Garner
Alaska Mangialetto is a writer, designer, art director, and the curator refrigerator for the Miamiland based brand Jacked Fashion, as well as the founder of Jacked Fashion Art Camp.
Alaska was born and raised in Miami, FL. She founded Jacked Fashion in 2011 as a platform to interact with multiple artistic mediums in conversation with one another. After two years of vigorous styling work, she released her first fashion collection "Urban Fantasy" in 2013, designed to create a counter-reality world in the midst of suburbia with limited access to outside resources. Inspired by the emotive use of wardrobe, her second collection "Lost Girl," a 9 month art project produced in 2015, visually addresses a female’s journey of self discovery in light of involvement in the fashion industry and the darker challenges of loving another and more importantly, yourself.
Jacked Fashion is all about movement in the arts, vocal fashion, and all that we absorb from our vivid and surreal surroundings that make up who we are. Jacked embraces the gifts of inspiration we receive throughout a lifetime, which are transformed into self expression, both humbly and boldly. We believe creativity is for everyone to indulge in with a full heart and an open eye.
My message as an artist is to help open up the hearts and minds of those around me in light of artistic possibility, collaboration, and communal progression. I embrace individuality, a fearless attitude, and pulling childlike playfulness and inner beauty to the surface. Love and movement, always.
Ashley G Garner is an artist, photographer, and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Graduating with Bachelor degrees in Fine Art Photography and Art History, Ashley’s path as an artist has played between the worlds of fashion, commercial, still life, and fine art. Primarily working with the black background, Ashley’s work is a balance of mystery, elegance, romanticism, and the sublime. She has been published in American Photo Magazine, Creem, BUNCH, and Beautiful Savage with her first solo gallery coming soon in Europe early in 2016.
My message as an artist is to blend the lines between fine art and high fashion.
Marlyn Alarm is a singer, songwriter, producer, and model based in Miami, FL.
After a two-year stint singing and writing in a South Florida indie rock band, Marlyn has since released two LP's and two EP's as a solo artist, along with various music videos. She has been featured thrice in Miami New Times, and collaborated as a model with brands such as Jacked Fashion, Jacques Smith, and Style Mafia, appearing on runways (Jacques Smith SS14) and in zines (The Pulp Zine, Solo Zine). Since her transition, she has removed all pre-transition public content and is currently working on new music with various producers.
My aim is to be respected in the industry and to be beautiful enough to cause a car crash.
Candice is a Los Angeles based artist, vintage collector, and psychedelic curator.
Jessi Jae Joplin is a singer, dancer, model, and actress from Los Angeles, CA. She has been featured in Dolls Kill, Nasty Gal, and Nylon (to name a few). She is best known for being the lead singer of the pop/rock band, The Ruckus and for starring in the indie rock musical O-Star. Jessi is also an active Fashion Stylist and Journalist. She recently started her own fashion production company called The Fabulous Stains. The Fabulous Stains is first and foremost a community for the trendsetters and taste-makers who are currently shaping the future of fashion culture and influence.
My message as an artist is to inspire and empower youth through art, fashion, and popular culture.
Mia Humber is the creator of Baby Slice, a fashion blog and clothing line based in Brooklyn, NY.
Without formal education in fashion design, Mia began making clothing and shoes as a way to fill her closet with the visions in her head. Her blog, Baby Slice, chronicles the DIY ventures, fashion designs, and personal style of a girl in search of sartorial exceptional-ism. A thrift store addict and avid eBay peruser, Mia's projects often involve breathing new life into the old. With an emphasis on recycling and reinvention, her first collection is fashioned from vintage tapestries from all over the world.
My message as an artist is to be involved with what you wear.
Grace Eddy is a visual artist and fashion designer based in New York City.
Her inspiration is drawn from the underground art and music scene of Rockaway Beach. Grace's first collection under her new label Miss Grace Eddy, FrankenFlannel is created with up-cycled men's flannel shirts that have been transformed into far out, grungy women's wear.
Fuck everything. Rock and Roll forever.
Laura Thapthimkuna is an accomplished fashion designer based in Chicago.
She studied fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology and interned with renowned fiber artist, Nick Cave. She gained attention with her wearable art collection entitled 'Morphology' which was displayed in several exhibits in Chicago, such as Toyota's Creative Lounge and Art Space.
Her costume design has been featured in Telly award winning short film "Message from the Underground". Thapthimkuna was one of the twelve selected designers to compete on the American edition of Rihanna’s Styled to Rock. Being on the show helped reaffirm her passion for wearable art which led her to exploring design through the technology of 3D printing. She is currently collaborating with architects and video game designers in order to bring her designs to life.
Her pieces have since been exhibited in the Museum of Science and Industry, Euromold in Germany, and scheduled exhibition at Art Basel in Miami. Her work has been featured in CS magazine, New City Magazine, international fashion blogs, NBC, CBS News, and BRAVO.
My message as an artist is to combine fashion, art and science in a way that pushes fashion forward as an art form.
Mitzi Peirone is an Italian filmmaker, model, writer, and actress based in Brooklyn, NY.
Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and of NYU - SPS in screenwriting, Mitzi has been published in Vogue, Indiewire, TriBeCa, C-Heads, YAF, Film Pulse, Daily Street, and La Repubblica. At 23 she founded her own production company SOMNIA and is currently in pre-production for her first feature film “Braid”, a surrealistic psychological thriller about a group of adults who gather up to play make-believe in a desolated house and slowly slip down a psychedelic hell of hallucinations, fantasies, perception, and murder.
My message is to show reality as an infinite extension of our thoughts.
Christine Bourie is a Miami local and the owner and curator of Total Recall Vintage.
When she is not scouring the greater Miami area for unique vintage pieces, she can usually be found in a dirty bar, on the beach or hanging out with her dogs. She draws inspiration from daydreaming about post-apocalyptic dystopias and has a fondness for vintage denim, black leather, Italo Disco, cheap beer, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
My message as an artist is for people to not be afraid to express themselves, especially when it comes to unique fashion.
Courtney Walker is the founder of Threaded Vibes, a website and store for music lovers of all kinds featuring the best festival fashion and insight.
When it comes to festival fashion the options are honestly limitless. Courtney focuses on curating pieces that not only turn heads but are affordable and practical for a music festival. She currently sells mostly vintage clothing and is working with several indie designers on creating original festival fashion exclusively for Threaded Vibes. When Courtney isn't designing something funky or out hunting for vintage pieces, you will find her exploring festivals, taking street style photos, and showing off her killer (but mostly awkward) dance moves.
My message as an artist is to inspire others to keep it funky inside and outside of the festival gates.
Diane "BUG" Rosser is a model, actress, and artist born and raised in the City of Angels.
She starred as the lead actress in the independent feature film "I Hate Love". She is an aspiring circus freak, fire spinner, and desert performer. A top hat mad hatter maker, a pirates life for me, arrg!
Running with the Sun. Much Love.
My message as an artist is Life is for Enjoyment.
Malena Gaze is an Ecuadorian-American artist-activist living in Mexico City.
Since 2012 she has been involved in grassroots feminist sex education, co-founding the Come As We Are collective in New York City, and the Colectiva Justicia Sexual in Mexico City. She has facilitated Forums for the Advancement of Women's* Orgasms and Naked Lady* Art Parties in cities across the US and México (for more info on these sexy events, check out the links below). She is also the lead singer of the queer feminist electro-tropical band, K pasa USA, and the co-founder of the interactive theater company, Labauboratory.
Physical Age: Time is an illusion and so is age.
Where You From: A cosmic universe where beautiful stars align.
Where You Going: The journey ahead is untold but I know for sure it will be an extraordinary adventure!
Where Ya Been: We are not our past -we are the future!
Favorite Color: iridescent
Favorite Word Right Now: serendipity
My message as an artist is to create magic with everyone, everywhere you go!
Rachel Singer is a New York City based performer, designer, and visual artist. Her persona and label “Sparkle Princess” is an ever changing walking art image and installation. After many successful years in the commercial design world, Rachel chose to pursue a more pure form of self expression. In 2009 Rachel's self style turned heads and evolved to a high fashion level attracting designers, editors, and club promoters. She styled runway and print, consulted with designers, and appeared in nightclubs as “living art”.
Some years ago Rachel received a family heirloom; knitting needles and books from her grandmother. Her grandmother is an artist that inspires Rachel immensely, and is still an important part of her life. Rachel considers knitting to be “the purest form of making clothing, it’s just me the yarn and my needles, no machines”. Rachel goes into a meditative state when knitting and has found a way to channel her energy and feel serenity.
Rachel teamed up with her lover and artist partner Jeanise Aviles in 2014 creating an installation with live performance at Art-a-Porte in Times Square sponsored by Chashama. A new challenge they found extremely rewarding and fun. Rachel launched her label Sparkle Princess in September consisting of hand knits and crocheted accessories.
“All the colors are love and happiness” is her mantra. Sparkle Princess hopes to reach more people with a peaceful and hopeful message. She touches lives everyday with her colorful and optimistic style. Further validating the message that color, love, and hope can’t be silenced.
Damika Powell also known as Poelle, is a licensed esthetician and certified lash extension artist based in Miami. Her roots are in fashion design and styling, turned makeup and beauty. "Creating is a passion of mine that keeps me driven. Helping people feel and be more confident is bliss".
My message as an artist is to provide confidence and killer looks with beauty detailing and tender loving and care.
This one's about me.
I was born here on planet Earth in August of 1993, to be an Artist.
Being the eldest of three I have learned so much about being kind and open hearted and how sharing is most definitely caring. My family is my everything and my two sisters are my very best friends, I wouldn't have it any other way. Glued to the stage, I performed with medley groups all throughout my childhood singing in harmony and dancing in style with the craziest costume changes! Growing with time i moved on from medleys and grew fond of musical theater, not only the performance aspect but the entire production. The last run of the show always brought tears to my eyes.
Graduating from high school in 2011 I continued my love for theater and moved to New York City where I was taught by some of the best teachers around at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy. Though I had been performing for many
years I hadn't ever given a shot at writing lyrics and never really even thought about it. Until one night I was sitting in my dorm room listening to the sirens of New York, I began to Free style.
Currently I am one of three vocalists in a completely collaborative band called Endless Flow. Forming together in winter of 2013 we have created music that fills the ears with positive lyrics and harmonies that give you chills. We believe that music is one language we all speak and through music we want to share, that no one should ever feel alone and when times get rough all we need is love.
We as a group and individually hope our music will only inspire our listeners to be who they are and to flow with the wind as they were made to do. Alaska, Creator of "Jacked Fashion" has done nothing but help inspire me to be the artist that I am and to shine bright like the sun. I Thank you for that my love.
Fort Lauderdale's Killmama started in 2012 as the unplanned child of Sophie Sputnik and Rob Kingsley.
After teaching herself to play the drums in a 72 hour period, Sophie and Rob began forging a sound far removed from their backgrounds as a singer-songwriter and punk guitarist. Killmama's sound, grimy as a barroom floor, shimmering like an Everglades backroad in the dead of summer, has overflowed taverns and dives from South Beach to the Deep South. Killmama is South Florida's raw nerve.”
We completed our first EP last spring, and released it on tape with Weiner Records titled “Soft cookies” Following with a 5 week long national tour we promoted through Manimal, in LA.
Now we are working on recording our next EP “Thunder Thighs” in Vancouver and touring the country again, all starting in February 2016.
The E string is out of tune. Crystal used to know more songs but she already said goodnight to her brain. What are fingers anyway? The beer ran out hours ago and the engine is dead. The phosphorescent glow of a new day and that hour where no one else is aliveand everything still works and the reflection on the bay maybe it could never end? The Captains eyes are bloodshot and no one is moving except the string and it all starts to wear off and they are home.
Lacey Carter is an artist and designer based in Far Rockaway, NY. She is the founder and creative director of independent fashion label LUNCH MONEY. Recent awards and achievements include Artist in Residence at Dead Space Gallery, ‘‘Best Group” in the 1st annual Poseidon Parade, and 1st Place Peninsula Billiards League.
Heather Marie Scholl is a fiber and fashion artist.
Through a use of fiber based fine art pieces and wearable works she explores the ideas of how we are born into fantasies of the way life should be and the ways that comes crashing down. This often means focusing on issues of gender and sexuality, however her work expands to touch on many different mythological social constructs, including race and class.
Whether it’s looking at her personal experiences and traumas, or looking at the larger picture of the historic and modern systems of power. Exploring these issues connects Scholl work to both the past and the future. Scholl’s educational background is a mix of a B.A. in Race, Gender and Sexuality and an M.F.A in Fashion and Knitwear design. Though this combination she is never afraid of exploring new materials or tough ideas in her pursuit to create work that affects the viewers head and heart.
Facebook @HMS The Artist
Mariam Elle Zoghbi is a writer, producer and brand manager based in Brooklyn, NY.
After quitting her pursuit of a career in engineering, she joined forces with both filmmaker Mitzi Peirone, and fashion designer Mia Humber, to bring Braid and Baby Slice to life. Mariam’s quest for finding the right medium to channel both her logical and creative self has manifested in a need to help other artists find, pursue and achieve their dreams.
"My purpose as an artist is to create a platform for myself and other individuals to be honest."
Taking inspiration from such artists as Betty Tompkins and Miss Van, Neener's intention is to make the erotic elegant. Neener works with a theme of over-sexualized anthropomorphic imagery.
Through the expressive line in the detailed imagery of penetration, masturbation, and genitalia, a new appreciation for the power and poignancy of perversion is conveyed. Strongly anchored in the animal kingdom, Neener's work communicates the truth and importance of embracing our inner animal instinct. Her compulsion for the world of DIY encourages a variety of homemade goodies including coloring books, stickers and homemade jewelry.
Stephanie Garland is an artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Stephanie uses magazine pages as source material for her collages. Her work is, in part, about fleshing out an elusive set of thoughts and emotions through specific relationships between images. Her work is also concerned with our performances of taste, emotion and desire through our engagement with images and signs.
Stephanie’s photographer persona is working to produce original images for commercial publication, which her artist persona will later appropriate.
"My message as an artist is to entertain yourself with your work."
Dru Blumensheid aka BUMESI is an American multi disciplinary artist working out of New York City.
Her video, performance, photography and fashion design reflects her nomadic lifestyle from living and working such cities as Melbourne, Mexico City, Tokyo and Paris. She collaborates with the real and the artistc of subjects along with her collective of international artists and performers called The BUMESI Collective. Blumensheid has exhibited at The 2013 Armory Show with Dizmology (NYC), Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania with Clare St Clare (Australia) and the Fondamenta Sant Andrea Cannaregio in Venice with Elli Ioannou (Australia).