‘Unusual Threads’ & Fashion Gala Open Season at SVAC
The Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) presents its first major exhibition of the season, ‘Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion,’ on view from May 11 to June 23. The show will open with a fashion show-themed fundraising gala titled ‘Rags To Runway’ on Friday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Wilson Museum on the SVAC campus.
The exhibition brings together art and fashion with an environmental twist. Curated by SVAC gallery director Anna-Maria Hand, ‘Unusual Threads’ provides a future-based approach to the wearable art and fashion world, as many designers are using new and inventive approaches to solve the clothing waste issue.
‘Rags To Runway’ will offer attendees custom cocktails and delicious food prepared by SVAC’s new exclusive caterer, Church Street Hospitality, which is affiliated with the Barrows House Inn, The Dorset Inn and Restaurant and others.
Activities at the event will include a red carpet and a photo booth, a fashion show featuring pieces created by ‘Unusual Threads’ designers, a panel discussion focused on sustainability in contemporary fashion, and a raffle featuring an exciting set of prizes. Gala tickets are $150 each, available at svac.org or by calling 802-362-1405. Proceeds will benefit the Southern Vermont Arts Center, located off West Road in Manchester.