Posted on September 6, 2018

Creativity Explored is proud to present:
Fabulate!: The Creativity Explored Fashion Show & Exhibition
September 20 - November 15, 2018
Fashion Show and Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Creativity Explored Gallery
3245 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco
Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 7 PM; Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM

Over the years, collaborations with Commes Des Garçons, Modify Watches, and Kayu have lit up shops, runways, and our studio. Now, Creativity Explored returns to the runway with Fabulate!, a group fashion exhibition of raw couture designed with repurposed and deconstructed materials.

Inspired by the innate desire to express oneself through dress, over 50 artists transformed fabric, clothing, and accessories using paint, embroidery, and fiber art into one-of-a-kind statement pieces ready for the street or runway. The collection offers unique and handmade skirts, dresses, t-shirts, jackets, dresses, and accessories, imbued with the spirit and style of the CE studio. Many garments were produced in partnership with the City College of San Francisco Surface Design Class, that has been taking place at the CE studio since 1988.

The collection includes vibrant hand-painted gowns with abstract patterns, jackets adorned with movie monsters and celebrity portraits, and stylishly upcycled street fashion accessories. The exhibition will also include traditional 2-D artwork inspired by fashion editorial spreads and items of clothing. A sampling of decorated fabric and embroidered patches will be available for purchase and include in visitors’ own sartorial creations. Visitors will get the chance to shop the exhibition pop-up shop in the gallery and try on garments from the show.

To kick off the opening of Fabulate!, Creativity Explored will host a runway fashion show during the opening reception at the 16th Street studio and gallery, on Thursday, September 20 starting at 7:00pm. Artists and models will strut their stuff on the runway in garments from the collection.

The delightful Sister Rosemary Chicken of the San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will MC the runway show with music provided by DJ Eric Montano. Jewelry for the fashion show is provided by local artisan shop Fiat Lux. Hair and makeup will be provided by Andrew Bolding and Michele Von Colorbox of Barnets Salon. After the main event, stick around for a short curator talk with Kelley Kerslake and Victor Molina about the process for creating Fabulate!, and mingle with the artists and the CE community.

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