Thanks to a dear friend who works at Heath Ceramics in SF, I'm in the loop about all the cool events her company hosts. Case in point, this past Saturday’s Intimate Gathering and Talk with Mexican artist Carla Fernandez. After looking into it I decided that I had to attend, not only to learn more about Carla and her work, but to also support The Edible Schoolyard Project (the beneficiary of the evening's proceeds). After a sampling of tequila cocktails and regional cuisine appetizers, the crowd met at Boiler Room to see the exhibit featuring Carla's and other Mexican artisans' works. We took in a conversation with Carla, who explained her inspiration and passion for designing clothes. Pulling ideas from the very people of Mexico, she uses bold colors, patterns and an array of materials to create pieces that are uncommonly wearable yet extremely fashionable. Each piece can be worn 2 or 3 different ways extending their functionality and interest. Presented in a contemporary manner through video, props and photography, the exhibit is a great combination of art and fashion. As you walk through the space, you feel comfortable to engage with the items on display by touching them and trying them on. The exhibit runs through May 17 and all is available for purchase on site.
It’s a must see!
Many thanks to CS for thinking of me so often!