Monday, October 12, 2009

On Site Design Studio

As part of Recycled Seconds, CCAI's fall project focusing on community-based practice, DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement, CCAI, working with on site staff, have created a fashion design studio at Classy Seconds, Carson City's premier thrift store.

Beginning this month, local designers and artists have been working with Classy Seconds' vast and ever-changing inventory to create new pieces and outfits, from halter taps crafted from men's dress shirts to smart cocktail dresses from t-shirts to avant-garde jewelery from discarded hardware.

A benefit cocktail party and runway show at Classy Seconds will highlight the project this Friday, October 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details and a copy of your electronic invitation!

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Advocates to End Domestic Violence [AEDV].

[Above are, l-r, Recycled Seconds designers Gil Valdez, Genny Reuter, Dominique Palladino and Bryan Christiansen on site in early and later stages of the process. Click on the image to enlarge. As you'll see from the shelves, the designers have found an abundance of materials to work with!

Our heartfelt thanks to staffs of AEDV and Classy Seconds for their support of Recycled Seconds!]

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