Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Paper Fashion Show

This event is like an animated juried art show in which the participants' create wearable fashions made entirely of paper and show them off at a high energy runway show.

The event is in it’s fourth year and this year will feature paper clothing made by teams from a wide range of areas of expertise. Some design teams include well-known, local fashion designers — a team headed by Mona Lucero, joined by both painter Jason Appleton and mash-up master dBom, promises to be avant-garde. Art school faculty and students are represented, several local design and advertising shops, and a group from a locally-published sewing magazine, rounds out the competition.

Paper Couture benefits Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA, as it is more commonly known), a community arts center that provides a safe space for kids to experience visual arts in a neighborhood that isn’t always conducive to doing so. They provide drop-in studios where 7 to 17-year-olds can come after school and work on a variety of creative projects, as well as on-job training and internships intended for middle school-aged kids. Other programs work to involve the whole family or supply outreach for those who can’t get to DAVA. Last year Paper Couture raised thousands of dollars for DAVA, and the kids get involved, too, making dresses right alongside the other designers.

Tickets will be available at the door.
Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
 940 Lincoln St. 
Denver, CO 80203

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'd love to see some photos of the paper fashion show. My seventh and eighth grade students are working on a paper fashion show this spring and it would really motivate them now that spring fever is in full swing. Thanks!