Bay Area fashion designers such as Jessica McClintock, Colleen Quen, Nice Collective, Cari Borja, Verrieres & Sako, Michael Boris and Sara Shepherd join students from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), City College of San Francisco and Academy of Art University in designing one-of-a-kind fashions in “real’ sizes made from recycled materials and inspired by the de Young Museum’s permanent collection for the third annual Discarded to Divine charity auction and fashion show.
Bay area designers and students create accessories, gowns and garments from donated materials that St. Vincent de Paul Society cannot use. The items must be created from at least 50% recycled materials. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco and have piqued national interest in sustainable design while touting the four R’s of life: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Respect.
Click to learn more about one of our favorite designers, Colleen Quen, who has designed for Tyra Banks and Paris Hilton
Discarded to Divine Preview
Friday, April 4, 2008 – 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Discarded to Divine
Recycled Couture Fashion Show, Auction and Cocktail Party
Saturday, April 26, 2008 – 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Hosted by Academy of Art University, 601 Brannan Street, San Francisco
For more information visit www.discardedtodivine.org