"Design for Life: Denim, what's that about?" I can hear you asking. Well, the Michigan AIDS Coalition has put together an event that is a fashion and art experience. 100 creative individuals (designers, chefs, artists, architects, musicians ... you get the idea) were given Carhartt denim jackets as raw material and instructed to make custom designs with them. It could be fashion. It could be art. It could be fashionable art. It could be artistic fashion.
It might just be easier to post some images that will give you an idea of the evening. It looks actually tremendously fabulous!
Your emcee: Ongina from RuPaul's Drag Race!
Aural ambience provided by DethLab.
Detroit Flyhouse might drop in.
Jacket design by David McNight of Emerald City Designs.
Jacket design by graffiti artiste Tony "Shades" Agee.
Weathered red denim bag by Barrett Streu.
Popart Monkey Pillow by Megan Oxley.
FIERCE ART #1: Rusty Bird Cage with Wings, by Bill Bowen of Octane Design.
FIERCE ART #2: Reliquary of C. Hartt. It contains the ashes of the jacket. Awesome.The event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD). Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar are involved. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting Robert Thomas, 248-545-1435, ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Still waiting to hear if they can be purchased at the door, although I can't imagine you'd be turned away!