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Work, Play & Beyond: A Fashion Show Featuring the Hottest Ivy League Designers

Open to All Ivy alumni! An evening of fashion for the modern California professional, featuring designs from Yale and Cornell alumni and students!

Work, Play & Beyond: A Fashion Show Featuring the Hottest Ivy League Designers

Open to All Ivy alumni! An evening of fashion for the modern California professional, featuring designs from Yale and Cornell alumni and students!

Event Date: Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 6:00pm

Join the Yale Club as we support the Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California's first ever fashion show event as it features the fashions presented by one of our own Yale alums!  The evening will feature high-style looks for the modern professional, including casual trends for both in and out of the office that appeal to all ages.  Designers will be available for networking with attendees immediately following the show providing unique and unfettered access to their insights and advice on the latest fashion trends.    

Music throughout and following the show will be mixed and presented by DJ Method.  So, grab a friend or friends and join us for an evening of high fashion and style supporting local Cornell students and alumni!   

Featured designers include Yale alum  Bonaire Le presenting "Éphémère" a collection that reflects the ephemeral nature of our thoughts, actions, and experiences through the use of fabric and paper

Event Details  

Date:  Friday, June 12, 2009 
Time:  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (stay tuned for scheduling details!)
Location:  University Club, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA  
Ticket Price:  

VIP tickets include reserved seating next to the runway for an unobstructed view of the show and a complimentary glass of wine!!  

Before 6/5: VIP tickets: $45 / General tickets: $35.  

After 6/5: VIP tickets: $55 / General tickets: $45.  Ticket price includes appetizers; no host bar thereafter. 

Ticketholders will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates from Azalea Boutique, a San Francisco-based store in Hayes Valley owned and managed by two Cornellians, Catherine Chow '01 and Corina Nurimba '00.http://www.azaleasf.com/


Tickets are limited and this event WILL sell out!   

Purchase your tickets NOW by clicking here!!! (note, clicking here will send you to the Cornell Club's website)

Questions?  Contact Jenna Ghosheh '06 (jng7@cornell.edu), Jessica Hsieh '07 (jch65@cornell.edu), or Elton Cheung '04 (southbay@cornellnorcal.com). 



 About the Designers 

Arbitrage.  Headquartered in New York City and "launched in 2007 by Cornell alumni Alan Chan '06, Manoj Dadlani '04, and Kristin Ming '06, Arbitrage offers men's shirts for both the boardroom and the bar, as well as ties, cufflinks, and wallets, all catering to the status-conscious urbanite. Over the past year, the line has landed coveted shelf space in stores ranging from Fred Segal and Saks Fifth Avenue to Canada's GotStyle and Japan's Liquor, Woman, and Tears. The fashions have even made it onto the backs of celebrities like "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier. "It's not just clothing," says Chan. "It's about a lifestyle of success." Arbitrage caters to that ambition, with its logo—a bull—everywhere from its cufflinks to the linings of its ties."  Excerpt from Cornell Alumni Magazine article "Dress for Excess - Arbitrage caters to the aspiring titans of Generation Y" written by Melissa Korn. Read the entire article here.  http://portal.arbitrage.com/ 

Mayra Alatorre.   Mayra Alatorre '09 is a Senior in Cornell's Apparel Design and Management program.  Mayra has already built an impressive resume and portfolio of design work.  As an Innovate Design intern at Nike Inc., she designed, developed, and presented women's pieces for four training categories.  Even at a young age, Mayra has already won several awareds for her designs including:  Best Innovative Product Development Award/Patent Pending (Fall 2007), the Barbara L. Kuhlman Fiber Arts Scholarship (2007-08), and the Cornell Sustainable Design Project Scholarship (Spring 2009).  Check out Mayra's resume and portfolio on her website:   http://www.krop.com/mayraalatorre/ 

Stephanie Schoen.  Stefanie Schoen graduated from Cornell with a major in Apparel Design and a minor in Business in '07.  Born and raised in Marin County, the California life has had a very important influence in her designs.  Stefanie's design philosophy contrasts easy, wearable silhouettes with modern takes on fabrics, seam detailing and topsticthing.  She believes that a new California casual aesthetic is being born; one that challenges the old-fashioned idea of wearing an uncomfortable wool suit to work.  Isn't it time to embrace our California climate and environment in the way we dress?  Not only is each one of Stefanie's designs made from 100% sustainable fabrics on fair-trade farms, but she targeted the work-to-play aesthetic with comfortable and breathable textiles such as cotton jersey, sateen and fleece, as well as hemp linen and silk charmeuse.  She wants to thank you for coming, and hopes you enjoy the collection! 

Bonaire Le.  Bonaire Le '09 is a recent graduate of Yale University with a distinction in the major of chemical engineering.  While at Yale, his extracurricular pursuits included playing the violin with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and fashion design.  Unlike violin, which he started at the age of 5, Bonaire recently began fashion design in the spring of 2007, designing for a campus-wide sustainability competition.  After winning the competition, he went on to design his first collection, Bonheur, which debuted the following fall.  Since then, Bonaire has designed for Yale's Sex Week Lingerie Show, promoting the awareness of HIV/AIDs, and for smaller collaborative fashion shows on Yale's campus.  His second solo collection, entitled Éphémère, was shown this past April and strived to raise awareness on issues of sustainability and paper consumption at Yale.  The pieces that will be shown at this CAANC fashion show are an excerpt of this collection, originally 29-pieces in total.  To see photos from his previous collections, please go to:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonairele/sets/ 



Directions and Parking 

The University Club is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco, a few blocks away from Union Square and the Financial  District, atop of Nob Hill.  http://www.univclub.com/ 

Public Transportation:  BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): Take Bart to Powell Street Station, which is six blocks South of the club.  From there you can take the Powell Cable Car line straight up the six blocks, or walk up to California. 

Cable Car:  Both the Powell and California lines meet on our corner; the Powell starts downtown below Union Square and goes to Fisherman's Wharf, while the California  line runs from the Financial District to Van Ness Avenue. 

Bus: The California line (#1) runs along Sacramento, which stops one block behind us at Sacramento and Powell. 

Driving:  For personalized directions from your location, please visit http://www.maps.google.com/ 

Parking:  Since all street parking is limited to 2 hours, the University Club recommends guests use the numerous garages around the immediate area.  Sutter/Stockton and St. Mary's garages seem to have the best 2-3 hour rates.  Please click here to view the Parking Map. 

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