SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Kearny Street Workshop, the nation’s oldest Asian-Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, is proud to announce the return of KSW Runway to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Co-sponsored by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, KSW Runway highlights fashion collections from the best of emerging Asian Pacific American designers. The evening promises to be filled with style, culture, glamour, music, and carnival-esque fun. In addition to previewing the latest looks from local fashion visionaries, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on garments and accessories hot off the runway in a live auction.
This year’s exciting lineup is headlined by Jeanette Au, fresh from her debut at New York Fashion Week that elicited rave reviews from critics, and also features Clare Adamos Morales (CLARA Designs), Jack Lim, Debbie Nghiem (GG Connections), KT Reed (KTRcollection), and Kim Shao. San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, a Kearny Street Workshop alumna, serves as honorary chair, while Jay Jasper Pugao of the hip-hop theater group Brother’s Keeper serves as master of ceremonies. DJ Slum B of the Chicago-based Earth Tone DJs will be on the turntables spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, house, downtempo, and neo-soul.
Now on its fortieth anniversary of producing, presenting, and promoting art that empowers Asian-Pacific American communities, Kearny Street Workshop continues to offer culturally relevant programming and workshops that incorporate the breadth and diversity of the Asian-Pacific American experience, while providing a training ground for new community artists and activists.
KSW Runway is set to take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 PM at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Downtown Oakland. Tickets are available online via kswrunway.brownpapertickets.