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Cocoon / Silk Moth, 2019

Events – October 2019

We designed a Cocoon / Silk Moth costume, handcrafted in our studio, for Asian American Arts Alliance's Costumes, Couture & Cocktails silent auction benefit on October 22, 2019.

We used our printed organza silk scraps from our nature print design series, to produce this artisanal piece. It can be worn as a costume, or ready-to-wear, and reversible to showcase the handstitch and folding.

Buy your tickets to the event for an opportunity to bid on this truly one-of-a-kind garment that can be worn both as a costume and as ready-to-wear.

The Cocoon / Silk Moth Costume

Cocoon / Silk Moth, KAAREM, 2019
100% Organza Silk

The Process

Event Details

Costumes, Couture & Cocktails
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Join Asian American Arts Alliance for a silent auction benefit featuring costumes, couture clothing, and accessories created by Asian American artists and designers. Come in costume or bid to win one! DJ sets; open bar featuring Hendrick's Gin, Singha Beer, and Q Mixers; light fare by Bessou; and dessert by Lady M.

Participating artists and designers (list in formation):
Miya Ando, Ying Bonny Cai, CFGNY (Daniel Chew & Tin Nguyen), Sujung Chang, Maia Chao, Wang Chen, Ji Won Choi, Cecile Chong, Grace Duong, Jacob Hashimoto, Arlan Huang, Yoko Inoue, Sam Ita, Vandana Jain, Jeanne Jalandoni, Harriet Jung, KAAREM (Chuong Pham & Kathy Minh Bach), Jules Kim, Nina Kuo, Sowon Kwon, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Phillip Lim, Christopher Lin, Wyna Liu, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Jiha Moon, Opening Ceremony (Humberto Leon & Carol Lim), Eun-Ha Paek, Charita Patamikakorn, Athena Robles, Sari-Sari General Store (Gabriella Mozo & Marielle Sales), Mika Song, Tattfoo Tan, Richard Tsao, Meiyi Yang, Lu Zhang

Host Committee (list in formation):
Aparna Balaraman, Christina Chao, Anita Chiu, Amy Hau & Fred Hansen, Leslie Kuo & Jackson Loo, Ronald D. Lee, Ashvini Persaud, Athena Robles & G. Richard Dodge, Jr., Mark Swicegood, Amy Yong

Your ticket supports A4 programs which seek to ensure greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and arts organizations. Proceeds from costume purchases will be split evenly with the participating artists and designers.

$1,000/Table (ten tickets, guaranteed seating, recognition on all event materials)

BUY TICKETS HERE. (Tickets will not be sold at the door.)

Hudson Square Properties, Artra, Bessou, Capitol One, Christie's, Hendrick's Gin, Lady M Bakery, Lizard's Dream Theatrical, New Project, Q Mixers, Singha, Tribeca Lighting

Special thanks to Lizard's Dream Theatrical, Materials for the Arts, and New Project.