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El Macero Fashion Show 12/4/15
The El Macero Fashion Show was SOOOO much fun! Our amazing models Brenna, Gabriela, Julie, Gaelyn and Nika showcased the designs to perfection, and the audience was so receptive and enthusiastic. The boutique was well received too- and I met so many cool people! I was pretty intimidated to showcase along with 3 project runway star designers, but they were so cool and Courtney Dempsey, anchor with CBS Good Day Sacramento was incredible with how she gave a thoughtful, animated commentary of the entire runway and then had the designers come up for questions and answers with the audience. It really bonded everyone and made it very meaningful. It was a very special opportunity and I think people were really able to understand what Kombucha Couture is about, and what we are trying to achieve long term- to create a sustainable new vegan leather with far reaching applications across many industries and aspects of life and culture. Live culture! Sweet day! See pics below, and feedback from the El Macero Fashion Show Committee…word on the street was that this was the best show in the 50+ years of this beloved annual event. Wooohoooo! Continue reading
Dec 4 El Macero Fashion Show Sip-n-Shop tickets for $25 available now!
It’s an exciting week as our El Macero Fashion Show is Friday!!! We only have 5 – $75 tickets remaining which are individual seats. We have now opened up the Sip-N-Shop Post Show Ticket for $25 which is open to the public. For you designers if you have a following and would like your shoppers to attend our Sip-N Shop event from 2 p.m.- 4p.m. please reach out to your friends and let them know they can come to this first time ever Post Show event. Tickets are limited and may not last long. The Sip-N- Shop ticket holder will receive the opportunity to shop at all the fabulous vendors and designer tables, receive scrumptious desserts, coffee, tea and a beverage. The Post Show shopping has limited tickets so be sure your friends call to reserve their tickets ASAP!!
Please call the club at (530) 289-3387 to reserve your Post Show ticket!!!
The Fashion Show Committee and El Macero Staff
Published! BeauNU magazine Dec 2015 Silver-Gold issue
So excited and honored to have this spread published in December 2015 Silver-Gold issue of BeauNU magazine! We have more photos than any other- thanks to the amazing team work of photographer Shelly Lange, Makeup and Hair Artistry by Ernesto Robledo- Graffitima and the most amazing model Kayla Swift! Check out our spread below, and a digital version of the entire 60 page magazine can be purchased for $3 from Mag Cloud at this link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1005900 There are some spectacular pics in there!
Good Day Sacramento Designer Challenge 2015- Hi-Fashion Fabrics
Friday November 20, 2015 celebrated one year since Didi and I met as designers for the Annual CBS Good Day Sacramento Designer Challenge. I entered it with my amazing friends Bindi and Samantha as assisant and model, and Didi was assistant to another designer. Her team won, but I feel like I won the jackpot, meeting Didi that day. I could never have created the Paris collection without her talent, flair and dedication. And now this year, full circle, I was her assistant with Jayden Aveena as model. Same rules as always, each team received a bag containing 3 fabrics (we all received identical) and an awkward item. We had 5 minutes to shop for extras and 1.5 hours to create a design. Thanks to beautiful and mischievous Good Day anchor Courtney Dempsey, we were given lime green taffeta, burgundy taffeta and gold lace. And a garland of plastic gold bells as our awkward item. Eeek! Earrings, for sure….!
Didi didn’t have any plan until she saw the fabrics. She immediately sketched a form fitting dress with a v in front, zipper in back and a multi layered fish tail. We shopped like crazy people for threads, cords, black lace and zipper. Then the action was on! Seeing Didi work her magic is amazing. She put me to work on the layered flounce and she started draping, pinning, snipping and sewing. And voilà! We won! We didn’t see the hour and a half go by, it was super fast paced but never stressful with Didi around. And SO much fun! Jayden looked amazing! Didi sewed cord loops into the front and back v lines and then laced them with the same cord- so clever, it gave texture and statement. Sexy elegant goth, as she does so well. Didi will have her Sugaretii line of clothing showcased live on Good Day Sacramento next month. GO Didi!!! So proud of her!
Kombucha Couture runway playlist Paris Fashion Week 2015
El Macero Fashion Show Dec 4
Kombucha Couture is thrilled to be invited to showcase at the annual El Macero Fashion Show in Davis on December 4, 2015 at 1pm. In past years there have been tickets for purchase for the general public, but this year the El Macero Country Club had such overwhelming request for attendance by their members, that the 180 tickets were sold out immediately to members only. We are super excited to participate, especially with Robert Hallmarq, the Project Runway winner. Check out an article in this week’s Davis Enterprise about the upcoming show!
“Game of Kombucha” collection, Paris Fashion Week 2015 runway photos- Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Martha Coates, Dharma dye & hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno. Gold food dye & hand painted with love. and accessories by Sacha Laurin
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Martha Coates. Gold food dye, turquoise dharma dye & hand painted with love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown & woven by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno with probiotic love.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno (jacket) and Sergio Meza (shorts). Dharma dye & hand painted with love.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Sergio Meza (top) & Susan Huey, Lisa Romero (skirt). Bronze food dye & hand painted with love. The skirt becomes bright turquoise when back lit! Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather & yarn grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno, kombucha knit by Yuriko Howell. Dharma dye & hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno. Dharma & food dye, hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather & yarn grown & sewn by Sacha, kombucha knit by Tracie Kluver Bezerra. Dharma & food dye & hand painted with probiotic love. $2000 Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno. Dharma & food dye & hand painted with probiotic love.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno. Gold food dye & hand painted with love. top
Vegan kombucha leather & yarn grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno, kombucha knit by Yuriko Howell. Dharma & food dye & hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno. Bronze food dye, hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno.. Food & Dharma dye & hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin. Design inspired by Naomi Watts’ style.
Vegan kombucha leather & lacing grown by Sacha. Design and construction by Rebecca Wendlandt, www.rebeccawendlandt.com Hand painted with probiotic love. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha. Design and construction by Sacha, Didi Zermeno & Susan Lowrie, Dragon scales hand painted with probiotic love. Wooded Kombucha crown and accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Sergio Meza (top) & Susan Huey, Lisa Romero (skirt). Copper food dye & hand painted with probiotic love. Lamp skirt reveals ancient hieroglyphs created with kombucha yeast when back lit! Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan kombucha leather grown by Sacha, sewn by Didi Zermeno & Sacha Laurin with probiotic love. Fine art painting by Tasha Witt. Accessories by Sacha Laurin.
Vegan Kombucha Couture studded leather bustière with repurposed hammered vintage bottle caps in laid with hand painted kombucha
Vegan Kombucha Couture leather grown by Sacha Laurin. Food and dharma dye, handprinted with probiotic love. Design: Kombucha Queen. Our final piece! Construction by Susan Lowrie
Friday December 4, 2015 Continue reading
Welcome to the Kombucha Couture Blog!
Finally we have found a way to bring you updates and recent photos and news and have it linked to our beautiful very coded website that can’t be modified very easily right now….just tune into this blog and hopefully it will stay almost as current as our other social media playgrounds! For now, here is a bit of a biography by way of introduction and a big kombucha hug!
Sacha, Didi & Team Kombucha Couture!
Kombucha Couture is a live culture vegan leather design company based in Davis, California. Sacha Laurin, owner and founder is combining her passion for and knowledge of fermentation and dairy science, and her love and vision for slow and organic fashion. She grows sheets of cellulose-based kombucha textile from tubs of fermented green tea, the bacterial and yeast SCOBYs spinning cellulose around themselves as silkworms spin silk. The kombucha cellulose is then dried into vegan leather that still contains the probiotic, detoxifying organisms, and can imitate canvas, leather or silk, depending on the process used. Laurin combines kombucha textiles with repurposed metals and materials and other environmentally friendly textiles such as bamboo fiber. The result is a new, sustainable resource of huge potential and application. Kombucha Couture is creating biodegradable vegetal non-violent leather and probiotic textile that is unique, cutting edge and good for you from the inside out. Kombucha Couture recently showcased a 22 piece collection “Game of Kombucha” as finale designer at the acclaimed venue Espace Pierre Cardin during Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2015. Visit Kombucha Couture on Facebook, Instagram, and www.kombuchacouture.com #kombuchacouture or contact email@example.com