SCION presents Fashion Feud is a live "Project Runway" like competition on stage. Designers are given an hour to create a design to prepare for a runway on stage. Models will have a walk-of on stage with their newly designed outfits.
The audience will choose who the best designer of the evening by their resounding applause. Fabrics will be provided from"Mood Fabrics New York". This FREE event is sponsored by "SCION". Invite your friends.
Featuring Local Designers:
JULIA MEEKS, GAIL B. SHRIVE, ALEXANDRIA VON BROMSSEN
Models: ASHTON ROUNDS, KARA KRAUSS, JEN LAZORACK
Judges: BACCA DA SILVA & OLIVIA ONGPIN
Make-Up and Hair By: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology
With Your Favorite Local Indie Vendors
FREE EVENT. NO COVER. CASH BAR. 21+ OVER.
EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.fashionfeud.net/
Door Opens at 7PM
Location: Mighty, 119 Utah st. San Francisco, CA, 94103
Photo by: Nik Chigirev
Resource: Cynthia Anderson/ StyleWylde
After recovering from Tuesday nights Fashion Feud Festivities, Style Wylde caught up with Round 2 winner Julia Meeks, to discuss, art passion, and those damn mystery fabrics.
SW: On your blog, it says that you recently graduated from SFSU in apparel design, and started your own company. When did you first become interested in fashion?
JM: Art has always been important to me. I have explored many mediums and the process of creatively expressing myself has been a natural habit since I was very young. I would play around some in elementary and middle school with sewing but It wasn't until high school that it became clear to me that I wanted to pursue fashion design. It wasn't so much a culminating moment but rather a natural progression and I love every part of it. I like finding inspiration from life, I like the designing, the sketching, the pattern making, the sewing the research, the finished product and shows. I really do love it all.
SW: What aspects of the industry are you most passionate about?
JM: It's an interesting question because I find that I go off the grain when it comes to the industry it's self. As a designer quality is one of the most important aspects of my work. The feeling of putting on a garment that is tailored to your body and that you can feel the work that went into it is so powerful. I am so inspired by visions that are unique and that aren't trying to fit into the mold of what the mainstream is doing. I think there is so much creativity out in the world, on a design and business level, and I love to try and understand where that vision came form and how it was implemented. With that said I am passionate about the whole process of the apparel industry as a whole entity. I just hope that as a part of the next generation of designers I can contribute to the shift to being socially and environmentally responsible as well as bringing artisan quality work back before old techniques die off.
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SCION presents FASHION FEUD San Francsico is a live "Project Runway" like competition on stage. Designers are given an hour to create a design to prepare for a runway on stage. Models will have a walk-of on stage with their newly designed outfits.
The audience will decide who the best designer of the evening by their resounding applause. Fabrics will be provided from"Mood Fabrics New York". This FREE event is sponsored by "SCION". Invite your friends.
Address: 119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Date: Oct. 27th, Tuesday
Time: 7-10pm (Door Opens at 7pm)
Free Event, Cash Bar
Julia Meeks and Chanel Rosales
Judge: Cynthia Anderson of StyleWylde.com
Models: Shai White and Jen Lazorack
Makeup Artist: Andi Victorine
Hairstylist: Kaitlyn Starbuck
Daisy Vintage, J. Prince Dash, Judy Indy, Kate Moore,
Kelly Holbrook, Kue King, Laura Ellington, Project Transaction, Rigged Outfit
RSVP NOW AT FACEBOOK
Visit website below for details.
I consider myself both a fashion designer and a social entrepreneur. I received my degree in Apparel Design from San Francisco State University and was blessed to have the topic of sustainability and innovation woven into our coursework. That combined with my studies in Milan for a year abroad shaped my identity as a designer to be all about full circle thinking and quality. I always systemically approach design so production, wearability, marketability and a life-cycle analysis are built into my product during its conceptualization.
I believe that true innovation starts with good design, and that in order to be environmentally and socially responsible we must re-interpret the supply chain starting with design. I have designed and produced 2 collections on my own, co-designed and created start-up company “Eclissi” as well as co-designed for the fair trade organization AltroMercato in Milan, participated in fashion shows and showcases including the San Francisco Fashion Awards, and am currently team designing a collection for Made In Oakland.
My design aesthetic plays upon opposing ideas, always searching for balance and subtle a-symmetry that moves the eye in a slightly off tune familiarity. I am passionate about what I do and I hope to promote positive social change through my art.
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