san francisco gen-art event, sept. 20th: does street influence fashion, or vice versa?

i’m seriously thinking about attending this panel discussion sponsored by gen-art & epicenter:arts about one of my favorite areas of interest, and a big focus of this here blog, street fashion!

and whatta ya know, it’s in my ‘hood! 🙂
i’ll report back, most surely.
i already know how i feel, but it’d be interesting to hear what the alleged “experts” have to say on the matter.

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“Popular Culture and Fashion-Does the street influence fashion or vice versa?”

PANELISTS
Simon Ungless, Director of Graduate Fashion, Academy of Art
Julie Chaiken, Fashion Designer, Chaiken Clothing
Melissa Leventon, Curator and Author: “Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashion”
Cari Borja, Fashion Designer, PhD in Anthropology
Allison Nelson, Fashion Designer, Redthreds

Wednesday, September 20
(please note date change!)
7:00 – 9:00pm

7:00pm: Reception
7:30 – 8:30pm: Panel
8:30 – 9:00pm: Q&A

W Hotel
**Mezzanine Level**
181 Third Street
San Francisco, CA

Please join Gen Art and Epicenter:Arts for the fourth in a series of thought provoking panel discussions focusing on the arts. In preparation for Fresh Faces in Fashion this September, we are pleased to present: “Popular Culture and Fashion-Does the street influence fashion or vice versa?”

This panel will discuss the influence and inter-dependency of “street” fashion on high fashion. Who is borrowing from whom? Is this exchange defined by the times or era? A panel of industry luminaries will discuss.

One comment

  1. Annika

    Gen Art is awesome. I used to work for them in New York, many years ago. In fact, you might think about volunteering with them — maybe you could make some fashion connections that way.