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Green up for Carbondales spring fashion show

Staff reportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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CARBONDALE, Colorado A sure sign of spring, green is the theme for a Saturday fashion show to benefit two Carbondale nonprofits, community radio station KDNK and the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities.But this green theme has as much to do with the valleys eco-friendly green industry, as it does with the change of the seasons.The Green is the New Black Fashion Show takes place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center.The event will showcase wearable art, designs using recycled materials and high fashion by local designers and modeled by locals as well. Proceeds from the event will support CCAH and KDNK.Organizer Amy Kimberly helped pull together an impromptu fashion show last summer, and decided to expand the format into a full-blown spring fashion show fundraiser.A fashion show is another forum in which creative community can come together, said Kimberly. But this wont be your typical fashion show, she said.This will be taking that power of the runway and the creativity of the community and putting it together to create a whole new theatrical experience, she said.More than 40 designers have been working to create clothes out of recycled and/or sustainable material. Also on hand for the show will be Colorado designers like Obermeyer, which has an eco line, plus Autumn Teneyl, July Five and Heidi Wade.And, You dont want to miss Chrissie Lawrences Bedsheet Pants or Amber Sparkles hat line, Kimberly said.The evening begins with an opening dessert reception at 7:30, featuring mojitos, Jack Rabbit Hill organic wines and Tommyknocker beer. Local restaurants will provide the sweets.The fashion show will begin at 8:30 p.m., featuring local celebrities and models. Closing out the evening will be a live auction of the evenings featured fashions. There will also be a follow-up trunk sale on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Village Smithy restaurant, featuring clothes jewelry and accessories, with 10 percent going to KDNK and CCAH.Tickets range from $20 to $35, and are available in advance at Sounds Easy in Carbondale or at the KDNK and CCAH offices. Member discounts are available by calling the organizations directly, CCAH at 963-1680 and KDNK at 963-0139.For more information, check out http://www.carbondalearts.com


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