Tuan Tran OriWear Debut Fashion Show

Tuan Tran OriWear Debut Fashion Show

Dogpatch Cafe & Art Gallery, 2295 3rd St. is currently hosting “ReCreation”, an exhibition of artwork by Tuan Tran (May 7 – June 30, 2012). But before all that began, there was a Tuan Tran OriWear debut fashion show reception at said cafe on May 5. The evening’s event was a warm, intimate experience. Models, hair stylists, and the rest of the production team moved in a deceptively languid manner one hour before guests were scheduled to arrive. Fits were taken, hair and makeup were polished, and walking orders were established. The always dependable Ava Byrd was in the house and there was no frantic atmosphere to be found; it was almost too eerily quiet at one point, a very unfamiliar feeling for a fashion show that was about to happen in less than an hour. Some conversations (thank you MannequinSF, you guys are such fine companies), candied bacon munchies, and a glass of wine later, the petit cafe started to get filled with guests and the show started roughly at 8 pm. Tuan Tran began the show by reminding the crowd of his first collection, WireWear. First debuted late last year, WireWear boasted recycled telephone wires as statement-making fashion. The hand-painted silk dresses, worn solo or underneath WireWear were especially breath-taking. At the end of the presentation, he brought out model Rebecca Case (super gorgeous and likeable gal, I must say) to demonstrate an example of his thinking process. With a piece of pink nylon, he tugged and pulled the unfinished dress to show what he has in mind for creating beautiful creations from recycled materials. See the...
Tuan Tran WireWear 2011 Review

Tuan Tran WireWear 2011 Review

Galiara The Artists Alley, 863 Mission, San Francisco was weaved into an artful Tuan Tran WireWear fashion show on Saturday, November 26, 2011. It’s exciting to see how the casting call from two months back morphed into such a splendid (AND on-time) art-as-fashion Tuan Tran WireWear production led by Ava Byrd. I think it’s important to give the appropriate credits for the production team because they did such an excellent job in getting everything move smoothly. In addition to Ava Byrd, special shout outs to MUA team: Coordinator Arlene Coleman, Lead MUA Christian Alvarez (with Berkeley O Bjornsen, Mimi Tran, Kristine Rose) and Lead MUA Regard Tang (with Thazzia Falek, Denise Velasquez, and Rochelle Dingman). Hair is by Bellarmine Salon. Below are some pictures depicting some mood and atmosphere before the show. It was a very energetic yet controlled, relaxed atmosphere (yay for scoring a picture with the ever fabulous Cristina Ribeiro backstage :) ), and it was very interesting to see how models the models acting as live mannequins at Galiara’s windows, attracting attentions from Mission St. passersby. And did I mention Ava getting a surprise birthday cake? Once again, happy belated birthday Ava! And before I forget, let’s talk about the shoes. I have a special place in my heart for deeFind shoes. Her shoes have statement-making characters, and if the rest of your outfits are basic, these shoes will lift you up, if you know what I mean :) If you’re a fan of her shoes, make sure to check out deeFind shoes Holiday Launch Party at Root Division Gallery, 3175 17th Street on Friday, December...

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