Runway Happiness

Arabian Nights Fashion Show

Saturday night some local jewelry takes the stage.

By Eden Dawn July 6, 2011


Saturday is an Arabian Nights themed fashion show focused on jewelry more than apparel. The press release can fill you in on all the details.

Local Artists Launch Sustainable Fashion International (SFI)

Local jewelry artists, Diane Mandaville and Kerry Yu will showcase their hottest sustainable earrings at the launch of Sustainable Fashion International (SFI) on July 9, 7-10pm, at their runway show, “101 Arabian Nights – Stories Told in Dance and Earrings “, which will be held at StudioNia on 9128 SW Yamhill, Portland

SFI is a cadre of fashion designers who promote and sponsor sustainable fashion artists. “We intend to set fashion on its ear by retelling the story of 1001 Arabian Nights through 101 sustainable earrings, Nia dance, and an enlightened Scheherazade. “ said Diane Mandaville, SFI CEO.

“Lots of designers give a nod to sustainability but we are taking it to an entirely new evant garde level. We want fashion to be synonymous with sustainability. That’s why our earrings are made of re-purposed, recycled, and up-cycled materials like vintage and old trade jewelry as well as packing waste, toilet paper rolls, wood, bone, and recycled metal.”

The 101 Nights show will also feature Native American artist, Fran Denham. “For hundreds of years our people hunted and fished. We used every part of our catch. There was no waste. Beaded art was passed down from one generation to the next. We adapt to our environment. We don’t try to change it. That’s sustainability.”

Models will be wearing sustainable Nia dancewear with their earrings. Nia dancer Jennie McCall will also join the cast of designers for this event.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Prices are $100 VIP,
$50 Preferred Floor Cushion Seating,
$20 General Admission
July 9, 7-10pm
StudioNia on 9128 SW Yamhill

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