Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, Carbondale Arts will produce the 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza. 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.
Our 2017 designers hailed from all around the country including a host of talented local designers, many from the Denver and the front range, Minnesota, Nashville and Los Angeles. In order of appearance: Scavenger Industries, sewitseamed, Ben Rosenthal, Ironic Dilemma, StreetLore (facebook.com/StreetLore-488637561337319), Robert's Re-Creations, Rachel Riot (shoprachelriot.com), Anne Scott Designs, Morgan Walsh, Faboo, Deborah Lindquist (deborahlindquist.com), Designs by M, Threads & Alchemy, Sylvia, Rachael Gillespie, Samadhi Collection (samadhicollection.com), No Refuse, Justice Bouchet, Chloe Brand, Dysphoria by Delia Bolster, Akomplice Clothing (akomplice-clothing.com), Eagers Studio, Laura Stover, Studio Rand, Barakat, Lily Guilder (lilyguilderdesign.com), Ira Sherman (irasherman.com), Katrina Byars & Wylie Chenoweth, Kenichi Woodworking (facebook.com/kenichiwoodworking) /Wintercroft (wintercroft.com)/Crystal McCann (silkutopia.com) and Maria McFarland.
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