Fiery fashion in the East Bay
There won’t be much cotton or satin at the Crucible’s annual Hot Couture fashion show. The nonprofit industrial arts school in Oakland offers classes in blacksmithing, ceramics, fire performance, electronics, neon, welding and so forth. It’s about the fine and industrial arts – and that’s what its haute-couture fashion show displays.
This year’s theme is the four elements: air, earth, fire and water. Ten teams of artists and designers will showcase dozens of their imaginative, wearable and often flaming art pieces. Hot Couture takes place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Crucible, 1260 Seventh St., Oakland. Tickets cost $45 in advance and $60 at the door. Learn more at thecrucible.org.
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