Kearny Street Workshop, the nation's oldest Asian-Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, is proud to announce the return of KSW Runway to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Co-sponsored by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, KSW Runway highlights fashion collections from the best of emerging Asian Pacific American designers. The evening promises to be filled with style, culture, glamour, music, and carnival-esque fun. In addition to previewing the latest looks from local fashion visionaries, attende es will have the opportunity to bid on garments and accessories hot off the runway in a live auction.
This year's exciting lineup is headlined by knitwear and textile designer JEANETTE AU, fresh from her debut at New York Fashion Week that elicited rave reviews from critics, and also features body chains and accessories by CLARE ADAMOS MORALES (CLARA Designs), evening gowns by DEBBIE NGHIEM (GG Connections), ready-to-wear feminine pieces by KT REED (KTRcollection), and typography-inspired dresses by KIM SHAO. San Francisco District 6 Supervisor JANE KIM, a Kearny Street Workshop alumna, serves as honorary chair, while JAY JASPER PUGAO of the hip-hop theater group Brother's Keeper serves as master of ceremonies. DJ SLUM B of the Chicago-based Earth Tone DJs will be on the turntables spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, house, downtempo, and neo-soul.
Now on its fortieth anniversary of producing, presenting, and promoting art that empowers Asian-Pacific American communities, Kearny Street Workshop continues to offer culturally relevant programming and workshops that incorporate the breadth and diversity of the Asian-Pacific American experience, while providing a training ground for new community artists and activists.
KSW Runway is set to take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 PM at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Downtown Oakland. Tickets are available online via http://kswrunway.brownpapertickets.com/.
For more information: TJ Basa, Program Manager Kearny Street Workshop 415-503-0520 firstname.lastname@example.org
KSW Runway 2012 is made possible, in part, through the generous support of our sponsors and community partners: NOYU Teas, San Francisco Institute for Esthetics and Cosmetology, Hyphen Magazine, Retrofit Republic, and Venemous Vanity.
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*** PARTY WITH US AFTER THE SHOW! KSW Runway attendees receive free admission to AIR Lounge and Bar, two blocks from the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, with a special password that will be revealed on the night of the event. AIR Lounge enforces a strict dress code, so no tennis shoes or sports apparel, please.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center (View)
388 9th St. 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94607