Kudos to Dinnerware Artspace for being a consistent front-runner in urban trends that leave more-conservative local galleries in the dry desert dust. Dinnerware's runway fashion shows come out of two new movements in urban culture and economy: the do-it-yourself trend, and the foodie trend of local sourcing. That's a hoity-toity way of saying that Dinnerware rocks for promoting regular shows of work by local fashion designers. And, yes, there are lots of local fashion designers, creating a gamut of work from avant-garde sculptural and multimedia pieces to beautiful ready-to-wear clothing for real people. The shows are full of lots of fun surprises, with great people-watching and music.
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