Models stood still on shimmering gold daises draped in vibrant neon synthetics and loud prints like rare Hatsune Miku figurines while strange glitchy geometric 3-D animations saturated the backdrop behind them casting an eerie psychedelic glow across their faces. While many wear their true emotions on their sleeve, Enemy to Fashion creator, Caleb Clark’s were emblazoned in white spray paint on the back of his camouflage fatigue—an image of an extraterrestrial captioned, “Ready to Leave”—yet the way he mingled through the crowd gregariously you wouldn’t have known it. Meanwhile, photographer and frequent collaborator, Katherine Kirchner, flitted around the room excitedly snapping photos. The event, organized by the North Carolina Fashion Association was held in the Le Méridien Hotel Bar on S McDowell St near Uptown Charlotte and open to the public. Judging by the countless attendees crowding around the featured models, engaging in jovial conversations, sipping drinks, and posing for selfies, the function was an overwhelming success.