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Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire January 11 & 12, 2013

The Crucible

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Saturday 1/12 - Pre Sale General Admission   more info Ended $40.00 $3.19
Saturday 1/12 - VIP   more info Ended $75.00 $5.12
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Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & Fire

January 11 & 12, 2013
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
(Standing room only. No reserved seating.) 

In celebration of The Crucible's 14th Anniversary, we are excited to present Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & Fire on January 11 & 12, 2013. Melding high fashion with industrial art, Hot Couture features world-class fire demonstrations, aerial artistry and a blazing showcase of wearable art from Bay Area designers. 

Hot Couture will showcase creations from artist and fashion designers teams producing over 40 design concepts that illlustrate the intersection betweenfashion, traditional industrial materials and fabrication. Pieces will include a stained glass couture gown, custom corsetry embellished with interactive LED sensors and embedded 3D imagery, and warrior couture with welded steel and embossed leather.

The evening includes a special performance on a fire-breathing violin by Heather Katz constructed by Peter Kropf, accompanied by the dynamic aerial artistry of Rose Nisker. 

Featured design houses and creators include: 

  • Alexandria Glowaski
  • Annamarta Dostourian (Chris Neimer, Kim Mirus, Laura DuBois, Patricia Natale, Richie Pattison, Veronica Rojas)
  • Avant Vouge (Sam Waller, Courtney Pheils, Celeste Flores)
  • Bonde (Bonnie Heras), Erin Mahoney & O'Lover Hats (Elwyn Crawford)
  • Coyote Counter Collective (Medium Reality, Rachel Lyra Hospodar, Miloh Alexander, Lara Grant, Rachel McConnell, Saan Nti, Sylvia Wood)
  • Heather Wakefield (Jennifer Remmers, Krysta Lynn Kober)
  • Jeaneen Brunck Designs (Katie Wolfenbarger, Danny Senn)
  • Latex Fashionistas
  • Miss Velvet Cream (Scatha Allison, Andre Glodzinski, Mikas Mogo, Monica Fine)
  • SENSOREE Design Lab (Kristin Neidlinger, Anthony "Asterisk" Ambuehl, Autumn Adamme, Chris Jefferies, David Dawson, Erik Johnson, Greg Ames, Stefanie Ku)

Bianca Starr Productions is bringing style from within through fashion coordination.

CASS, our official recycling partner and funders of our youth internship program, is the event sponsor for our stage and runway and has supplied forty tons of compacted aluminum for the construction of the stage and runway.

The Crucible's Hot Couture 2013 is possible through the generous sponsorship and donations from:



The Crucible's Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & Fire
Premiering January 11-12, 2013
Doors at 7pm

Friday: $30 (VIP: $75) / Saturday: $40 (VIP: $75)
Crucible Members receive a $5 discount on advance tickets
Tickets at the door will be $40.00 and $75.00 VIP

All ages welcome, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Mature Content, not suitable for those sensitive to fire, explosions, loud outbursts or partial nudity.  
No babes in arms, all attendees must purchase tickets.

Have questions about Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire January 11 & 12, 2013? Contact The Crucible

When & Where

The Crucible
1260 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PST)

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The Crucible

Since our start in 1999, The Crucible has grown into a premier fine and industrial art center where art thrives, inspires, and is accessible. From welding to glass blowing to woodworking to jewelry-making, classes are designed to bring together beginners, experienced artists, and tradespeople to create a one-of-a-kind learning environment. With an average student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, our award-winning faculty will make learning the industrial arts fun and approachable.

The Crucible works with our local, highly-trained artistic community to produce a wide variety of events, including our iconic Fire Arts Festivals, Hot Couture fashion show, and seasonal Open Houses.

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