Recycled Couture: Discarded To Divine

If you're interested in the green movement in fashion then you should really check this event: the Academy of Art University is hosting the Recycled Couture Fashion Show and Auction named "Discarded to Divine" on 26th April in San Francisco. Donated clothes (from jeans to bridesmaid dresses) and discarded items including high quality upholstery textiles and curtains are transformed into one-of-a-kind designs auctioned to help the poor and homeless, through the St. Vincent de Paul Society's programs.

Discarded To Divine fashion show&auction

Discarded To Divine fashion show&auction

Californian fashion designers: Jessica McClintock, Colleen Quen, Cari Borja, Verrieres & Sako, Sara Shepherd, Nice Collective, Michael Boris and fashion design students from the Academy of Art University, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), and City College of San Francisco will present their ideas for couture gowns, garments and accessories, all made of recycled fabrics.

Discarded To Divine designs 2008
More details of the show and auction at the official event's website: www.discardedtodivine.org
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