Lookingforanewexperience? Come and be a part of the Mélange Fashion Show 2011 on August 6, 2011 at the San Francisco Design Center. This isn't your typical fashion show, as Mélange blends fashion, music, theater and dance into a magnificent blend of entertainment. Designers and spectators are flying out from Croatia, Australia and more to attend the Mélange Fashion Show 2011, and confirmed sponsors for the event include Nicole Miller, Sephora, Gordon Biersch, popchips, and more.
Check out the event's promo video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leLMkcA12Pg
The main purpose of the Mélange Fashion Show is to celebrate diversity in the fashion industry. Mélange aims to empower our community members to participate in the changing perception of health and beauty by embracing models of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes, as well as designers from diverse backgrounds. . The show is divided into three scenes (Genesis, Annihilation & Resurrection). It features an original love narrative of two female protagonists, Angelica and Soledad, who bring each other to the near point of destruction, but are subsequently united through love and harmony. The two characters represent different energies of the universe—this allegory serves to support Mélange’s mission of understanding individuals from diverse backgrounds. Throughout the story, Korean drumming, Bhangra, Hip Hop, and more will be showcased. Over 15 designers will be featured from around the world, ranging from international designers to local talent in San Francisco. This story line and medley of artistic mediums flawlessly tie together and transition into runway segments of incredible clothing, creating anew genre of entertainment, coined the “Cirque du Soleil of Fashion.”
The following 18 designers will be showcased:
- Carmen Chen Wu (NYC)
- Avni Fashion (Boston)
- Alley Collection (SF)
- Alexia Ulibarri (Mexico)
- Cristina Ribeiro (Brazil)
- Amelia Walsh (Arizona)
- Prajje 1983 (NYC)
- Sherise Eways (SF)
- Dahae Elyse Kim (SF/Korea)
- Rock Chiq (SF/India)
- Igor Galas (Croatia)
- Hayley Lai (UK)
- Suzaan Heyns (South Africa)
- Kajan Padraig (SF)
- Debbie Nghiem (SF/Vietnam)
- Grace Lillian Lee (Australia)
- Lorian Lindsay (SF)
- Nicole Miller (NYC)
We also would like to give a special thanks to our jewelry partner, LaVladi Jewelry.
With a special onstage appearance by Oscar-winning producer Bill Guttentag, Mélange Fashion Show 2011 will be an unforgettable night of entertainment! Bhangra Empire, as featured on Americas Got Talent & Harper's Bazaar, will also be making performance appearance as the opening act. The event is also a great networking opportunity for individuals from any industry, as there will be group seating for professionals from companies ranging from Google to JP Morgan. The spectacular event only occurs once a year and will sell out soon. There is a limited number of seating, so get your tickets as soon as possible!
This event is 18+. 8 PM - 12 AM
San Francisco Design Center: Galleria
101 Henry Adams St
Mélange Productions, Inc.
At Melange, our mission is to celebrate diversity and human rights through fashion and art. We produce one of the largest international fashion shows in San Francisco, CA. Ultimately, Melange serves as an accelerator for participating artists to network and grow their careers.
We pair established designers, brands, and celebrities with emerging local and global talent. Some of our past partners include: Sephora, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole Miller, and more.
The company was incorporated in January of 2011, and since then, the startup has been featured in press all around the world, including the San Franciso Chronicle, O GLOBO, dot429.com, and more. Melange 2013 featured four looks from Jean Paul Gaultier and designs by Punk Kouture, who has designed for Nicki Minaj and Mick Jagger.
In 2014, Melange produced a fashion show for Autodesk with couture designs by Akris. Melange 2014 featured Cory Wade from America's Next Top Model, as well as designs by Glynneth B Jewelry, who has designed for Britney Spears & Jennifer Lopez. In 2014, Melange also produced Melange Brazil 2014, and the show was sponsored by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall as part of pre-world cup festivities.
This year, Melange 2015 will take place on October 3, 2015 at the Regency Center in San Francisco. Melange Brasil 2015 is Praca Tiradentes in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. This year, all Melange shows are celebrating the 70th Year Anniversary of UNESCO and liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camps.