Thursday, September 6, 2012

Support Your Local Asian-American Designers!!

As any good little Fashionista knows, NY Fashion Week begins on September 6th and but those of us here in the Bay Area can still rejoice in some fashion show excitement. This Saturday, September 8th come out to Oakland to support local Asian American fashion and accessory designers!

From the KSW Runway press release:

Co-sponsored by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, KSW Runway highlights fashion collections from the best of emerging Asian Pacific American designers. The evening promises to be filled with style, culture, glamour, music, and carnival-esque fun. In addition to previewing the latest looks from local fashion visionaries, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on garments and accessories hot off the runway in a live auction. 

This year’s exciting lineup is headlined by Jeanette Au, fresh from her debut at New York Fashion Week that elicited rave reviews from critics, and also features body chains and accessories by Clare Adamos Morales (CLARA Designs), evening gowns by Debbie Nghiem (GG Connections), ready-to-wear feminine pieces by KT Reed (KTRcollection), and typography-inspired dresses by Kim Shao. San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, a Kearny Street Workshop alumna, serves as honorary chair, while Jay Jasper Pugao of the hip-hop theater group Brother’s Keeper serves as master of ceremonies. DJ Slum B of the Chicago-based Earth Tone DJs will be on the turntables spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, house, downtempo, and neo-soul.

A little background on KSW, Kearny Street Workshop, the Bay Area's oldest Asian-American multidisciplinary arts nonprofit organization. KSW celebrates 40 years of nurturing creative spirit, providing a platform for new emerging artists and connecting artists with the community by offering workshops and programs that celebrates Asian-Pacific-American Experience.

If you are in the Bay Area and you want to get your own Fashion Week experience. Come support local and independent talent! You'll see some great fashion and accessories that you could possibly go home with!

KSW Runway takes place Saturday, September 8 from 7-10:00 PM at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Downtown Oakland. Tickets are available online via For more information, contact Program Director, TJ Basa (415) 503-0520 or

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Second Fl
Oakland, CA 94607


  1. Thank you Alexis. You rock so hard!! Much love, TJ