The Runway Ignites May 2nd with San Francisco State’s Annual Night of Fashion

Apparel Design & Merchandising students of San Francisco State University showcase their work at Runway 2013: Ignite. The show features more than 200 innovative designs on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s style culled from SF Goodwill.

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"We're delighted to see what magic these talented designers have made again this year using raw material culled from Goodwill"

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

The Runway Ignites May 2nd with San Francisco State’s Annual Night of Fashion, Apparel Design & Merchandising Students Present Runway 2013: Ignite

Limited seating is available for the May 2nd night of fashion brought to you by San Francisco’s newest crop of designers, as the Apparel Design & Merchandising students of San Francisco State University showcase their work at Runway 2013: Ignite. The show features more than 200 innovative designs on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s style.

“Our mission,” says Kayla Odwald, Runway 2013:Ignite show director and president of the Fashion Network Association, “is to ignite a spark of inspiration that will excite our audience to see more and follow the careers of these future design stars."

Sustainability in the spotlight.
Showcased will be reconstructed and up-cycled designs made from textiles sourced from longtime community partner Goodwill Industries, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Hotel Initiative. By repurposing instead of using virgin materials, the designers draw attention to the over-consumption and waste within the fashion industry.

“We’re delighted to see what magic these talented designers have made again this year using raw material culled from Goodwill,” says Tim Murray, Director of Brand & Marketing for Goodwill, whose job training programs helped more than 7,000 local people in need prepare for work last year. “This show supports our focus on letting nothing – and no one – go to waste.”

The production is a collaboration between Apparel Design & Merchandising and students from the Broadcast &Electronic Communications Art, and Design and Industry departments. The Fashion Network Association, an organization dedicated to creating a platform for students to gain fashion industry knowledge through creating, producing, and promoting fashion events and publications, is a proud sponsor.

The event takes place Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Galleria San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the show begins at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited, premier front row seats are priced at $35, the remainder at $25, and standing tickets are $15.

Don’t miss the debut of inspired looks and trends of Runway 2013: Ignite!

For More Information: http://www.fnasf.com
Contact: sfsufna(at)gmail(dot)com

Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties opens doorways to jobs for local people in need. Approaching its centennial in 2015, Goodwill continues to innovate through its e-commerce, specialty boutique, family store, and salvage businesses – which fund local job training, education, and employment opportunities that give people a second chance at a sustainable livelihood. Using the proven methods of The Goodwill Way, the enterprise focuses on people who are coming out of jail, off the streets, and out of addiction, and helps them transform their lives through the power of work. Since the start of the recent economic downturn, Goodwill helped more than 600 local people get jobs, readied 7,000 to join the workforce, and hosted more than 34,000 visits at its career center. Learn more at http://sfgoodwill.org.