Sunday, October 05, 2008
READ THE SF GATE ARTICLE HERE! miss velvet cream gets SUNDAY STYLES FRONT PAGE mention!
I will be at YBAC until 5pm with SerenDune who will be presenting her own freshly-made patches and drawings along with miss velvet cream designs and copies of Jean Therapy.
Come to the event!
Celebrate local independent designers who work with sustainable materials and adhere to green business practices at The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion Festival hosted by YBCA. Offering a runway show, vendor fair featuring clothes and accessories from emerging and established regional brands; and panel discussion on fashion and politics, this event highlights the craft and couture of some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic independent designers. It also offers a glimpse inside and a living exhibit based on the upcoming book The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion by Letitia Ntofon. Supporters of the event include CCA, Innovative Fashion Council SF, Global Exchange, SF Indie Fashion and Eco Citizen.
Forum & Grand Lobby
Vendor Fair featuring local independent designers w/ Couture Exhibits by Cari Borja & Erin Mahoney
A quick-look on the Runway w/ Orundide, Miranda Caroligne & Juleselin. See exhibitors list below.
Fashion & Politics Do Mix
A conversation w/ Leslie Rabine, Susan Kaiser, Erica Varize, Irene Hernandez-Feiks. Take a deeper look at current issues of diversity in fashion, through a critical lens of America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, Sean Combs' If I Were King documentary, Rip The Runway, and an exploration of the article written in New York Times in 2007 about the lack of diversity on New York 's fashion runways and the current “Black Issue” of Italian Vogue. Moderated by Cicely Sweed, YBCA Public Programs Curator.
The Craft & Couture Runway show
Our evening featured runway show w/ designers from R.A.G. Co-op, Hellyn Teng Mersereau, Sarah Zins, Rehema Bah, and Erin Mahoney.
Locally Bazaar features:
Peggy Li Creations
AC Clothing & Bags
Threads By ChoCho
Amanda Archer Collection
miss velvet cream
Baja Nights Jewelry
Linda La Touche
Dana Levitt Designs
A and I Designs
Ibeji Body Care
Mediums to Masses
Secession Art & Design
Fashion & Politics Do Mix Panel:
Irene Hernandez-Feiks of Chillin' Productions
Susan Kaiser of UC Davis, Chair of Textiles and Clothing
Erica Varize of Evarize Fashion Café and Evarize Design
Panel Moderated by Cicely Sweed of YBCA
Couture Exhibit With:
Cari Borja and Erin Mahoney
The Runway Snapshots Show With:
The Craft & The Couture Runway Show With:
Hellyn Teng Mersereau, Sarah Zins, Rehema Bah, Erin Mahoney, and RAG Co-op designers: Rag Rehab, Self Clothing, Little Red Sparrow, Icon National, Martin & Mag Pie, boi.oi.oing, Toast, Funk Divine, Red Threads, Racquel Valle, Invisible Hero, S.I.N.D.Y, fiftyseven-thirtythree, fluffy co, Made Jewelry, Jennifer Bair, mzz T rzz accessories & clothing.
This event benefits Black Dot Artists, Inc, a local non-profit cultural arts organization.
This Public Program is supported by a generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.