Discarded to Divine is a fantastic event started by St.Vincent de Paul Help Desk director Sally Rosen. She saw so many unusable clothes being discarded at St.V de P that she founded an opportunity for fashionistas to transform them, Cinderelly style.
Aspiring and professional fashion designers make unique couture creations and home decor out of discarded, ripped, stained, and otherwise unusable clothing. The masterpieces are then auctioned off at a charitable auction in San Francisco, with proceeds going to those overcoming homelessness, domestic violence, and poverty.
Tonight, I’m super excited for Natasha Sheveleva, of Freedom Fibers, who will be showcasing one of her creations at the Preview Showcase at Friday Nights at the De Young– transformed pants into a dress. Natasha was one of the four designers in Artlarking’s Industrial Springtime fashion show that we held last year at the SUB.
Check her out at the video from that event:
Friday Nights (tonight from 5:30-9) will also showcase a fashion/film multimedia lecture, flamenco dancing, and access to all the exhibits (like the amazing Balenciaga show) so see you at the DeYoung!