Monday, June 20, 2011

Faction Magazine V9 Release Party

Faction Magazine V9 Release Party &
Website Launch Party

Tuesday June 21st from 7-11pm

V9 features photography by Matt Mayfield and artwork by Angie Pickman.
Clothing featured in this issue includes Boomerang, Colfax and Bella Bridesmaid. Our special feature is all about local designer, Maegan Stracy, who is in the West 18th Street Fashion Show.

The party will include an exhibit of Angie Pickman's cut paper artwork
and sounds by DJ Clockwerk.

This event IS 18+ / $5 and a FREE magazine!

This event is sponsored by Yelp

Sidecar at the Beaumont Club
4050 Pennsylvania
KCMO, 64111

Click HERE for our FaceBook invite!

Matt Mayfield: Local Photographer Determined to Inspire KC’s Fashion Scene

written by Rachael Gardner

With multiple national shoots under his belt, Matt Mayfield is one ambitious Kansas City photographer. Aside from the work he has done for Faction V9, Mayfield has had the opportunity to have his work published in Vogue, People, Kansas City Magazine, Office Pro, and Spirit (the in-flight magazine for Southwest Airlines).

Though Mayfield is a self-taught photographer, here at Faction, we think he has been quite successful in the world of fashion photography. Having shot for Fashion Week in New York City, Payless, and a variety of local fashion designers and shows, Mayfield is most certainly a big part of the Kansas City fashion scene. He believes that the talented local designers and models are developing the Kansas City fashion industry from a “fashion oasis” to a “fashion Mecca.”

Mayfield’s’ interest in photography sparked from a unique moment when he was “looking at a bee through a viewfinder and clicking the shutter on an old camera my grandma gave me. The camera wasn't loaded, but it was exciting.” After this brief glimpse into the world of photography, Mayfield was hooked. He spent time photographing his friends playing dress-up, shooting street photography, and taking odd jobs. He bought “equipment here and there,” and eventually put together a portfolio.

With his portfolio and talent, Mayfield was able to land an internship with a commercial photographer where he developed his skills. He worked as an assistant at Hallmark and for photographer Richard McLaren, as well as a couple of photographers from Rolling Stone. Mayfield eventually built up enough clientele to begin freelancing and doing what he loves – “Anything that makes myself and others feel inspired and empowered.”

Mayfield sees Faction as a “driving force in the fashion cultural movement in Kansas City with great talent, photography and design.” We’re happy to have him in our V9 issue, and we’d love for all of you to come out to our release party on June 21st to take a look at his work!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Maegan Stracy - Designer Focus

Maegan Stracy is Faction Magazine's feature designer for Issue 9 being released on Tuesday June 21st. She is showing her work at this weekend's West 18th Street Fashion Show taking place on Saturday June 11th.

Faction had the opportunity to follow her along her journey for the show and documenting the trip.
See Faction Magazine's very first written article by
Rachael Gardner.
This is an exciting new endeavour for us and we hope you come to the party, purchase a zine and read our very first article!