Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, Carbondale Arts will produce the 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: SUPER.NATURAL. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to educate our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. Green is the New Black sells out every year at 500 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. These creations, intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry, attract an audience from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Watch an edit of the 2016 show here. Video by Muse Motion.
Now Seeking 2018 Designers
Applications due December 8th
Green is the New Black sells out the house at over 500 people a night for two nights (about 500 seats plus standing room only tickets). That is over 1000 people seeing your designs, not to mention your clothing's information being distributed in 4000 local newspapers via the show's program. Coverage on GITNB reaches over 30,000 people(and counting!) between newspaper, radio and social media. Both our audience and designers come from all around the country. About 25% of our audience comes from Aspen (GITNB typically occurs around the same time as Aspen Fashion Week), 60% from elsewhere in the Roaring Fork Valley and 15% beyond!
The Designer Challenge, sponsored by Faboo Boutique in Basalt, awards cash prizes to our designers for "Best Overall" collection, $250 for "Most Fashion Forward" and $250 for "Most Original". The 2017 "Best Overall" award went to Ira Sherman, "Most Fashion Forward" was a tie between Maria McFarland and Rachel Riot and "Most Original" went to Lily Guilder. A special Honorable Mention was given to Jan Eagers for craftsmanship and design. FABOO sells unique, flattering, comfortable European and domestic designs. Our goal is to promote personal styling and honesty in dressing women of any body shape focusing on the best quality and affordable pricing.
See videos from past shows
Watch the full 2017 show here: https://vimeo.com/228976970. Videography by Sue Drinker of Drinker Durrance Graphics.
Designer lines from the 2016 show "Transformation" by Sue Drinker of Drinker Durrance Graphics: https://vimeo.com/169232643 and https://vimeo.com/169166543
Edit from the 2015 show "Underground" by Muse Motion: https://vimeo.com/123461542
Trailer by Sue Drinker of Drinker Durrance Graphics from 2015 show "Underground": https://vimeo.com/129571008