NEWS | Vanichi Geeks Out For The Geekie Awards 2014 Fashion Category


Vanichi Magazine has joined forces with The Geekie Awards 2014 to showcase just how chic geek can be. Vanichi, a fashion lifestyle publication for creative minds, is sponsoring The Geekie Awards “2014 Best Fashion & Armor” category. The category winner will receive a full feature fashion spread in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.

As the only award show by geeks for geeks™, The Geekie Awards presents true geek culture as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. Affectionately referred to as “The Geekies” by its fans, the awards inspire creativity and foster cross-market innovation in entertainment, gaming, products and art—delivered via the latest digital technologies. This year, The Geekie Awards will be presented by Gibson Brands and has teamed with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.

Kristen Nedopak, The Geekie Awards Founder, explains, “At last year’s [Geekie Awards], Stan Lee brought up a really good question… What is a geek? Well, we define a geek as someone who is wildly passionate about something.” She continues, “It could be anything… We embrace what everyone loves.”

The 2014 Fashion & Armor nominees are Seoul, Korea-based urban knighthood designer Catherine Kim of IAMKNIGHT, Burbank-based steampunk designer Donna Ricci’s Clockwork Couture, fantasy leather apparel by John McGovern and Sharp Mountain Leather, Lauren Bregman’s Castle Corsetry, and Kayla Stojek of Zombie Peepshow. The eclectic list showcases skill and reinterpretation of many genres in fashion including but not limited to: millinery, streetwear, leather, corset tailoring and shoe design.

“The Geekie Awards celebrates the creative spirit and everyone’s ability to be passionately focused. That’s a philosophy we also embrace within the pages of Vanichi,” states Jordan Swain, Vanichi’s Editor in Chief and Creative Director. “We realize that the freedom to live a creative life is truly a luxury. With this in mind, we’re proud to sponsor such an innovative category at this pioneering award show.”

The 2014 Geekie Awards presented by Gibson will stream live to a global audience on August 17, 2014 from the Avalon Hollywood via Twitch TV. Tickets are currently on sale through Purple Pass.