Laura Dark Photography
Synthetic Rebellion was founded by Brianne Jeanette in 2010 and was initially a business that created various styles and structures of synthetic hair art. Brianne and assistant Kaylen recently branched out into hair fashion just this year as a way to challenge themselves creatively. Their primary purpose and specialty is styling avant-garde hair for photo shoots, events, and the runway.
I started building hair structures for photo shoots when I was just starting out as a model in Columbus. I gained a reputation for them rather quickly, and soon after began styling hair and creating both wigs and structures for Laura Dark Studios. Kaylen got her cosmetology license in 2011 and has worked with hair ever since.
Our general aesthetic is usually categorized as large and elaborate. We really focus on taking inanimate objects and making them come to life as wearable pieces of art made almost entirely out of synthetic hair. Since everything is one-of-a-kind, we never duplicate what we've made before, and we always try and push our own limits and boundaries.
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Clients are mostly performers, models, photographers, and even other designers. Down the like we would love to span out and create signature hair pieces and outfits for drag queens and theater productions.
They've already been published internationally and nationally in over 30 magazines, and have been featured on 10TV News for their Female Spotlight!
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These lovelies had so much fun participating in AFW last year creating hair sculptures for Aaron James of Ruby Hill Designs that they decided to try creating their own collection. Columbus has been such a wealth of support that it's really bolstered the Rebellion's confidence. It seemed the only sensible thing to do was to submit themselves for the finale and see if they were accepted... And they were!
Alternative Fashion Week is HUGE for us! We're spending all of the time we have outside of the studio to work on our collection. We have a small collection for Drauma, courtesy of Label Yourself's designs, but other than that, we're at full focus for AFW.
What fuels your passion?
A challenge! We get so much energy and passion from just trying to figure out how something could be done, and then once it is, we're just elated. It's that feeling, and the entire process, that totally keeps us inspired for the next project- And for what we do!
How can someone get one of your lovely creations?
You can book us to create pieces for a project that is totally unique and just for you. We construct pieces behind the scenes, and then we show up on set to install the piece! We can also be booked to style hair for shoots, events, etc. If you're interested in having us get involved with your project, all you have to do is message us!
Everything we do has been self-taught, so a lot of our creative process begins with some massive head scratching. Hair can be easily turned into a useful textile if you just think outside the box. We hope to prove that during AFW!
What sets you apart from other designers?
Creating clothing out of hair has certainly been done before, but we hope to take it to the next level. Not only do we have our clothing collection though, we also have enormous hair structures that will accompany each piece, making it as awe-inspiring as possible.
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