Walking through showrooms isn’t the only way to view textiles at Fall Into Fabrics 2016. The San Francisco Design Center is partnering with local drag queens for a combination variety-runway show to model the fabrics of some of this year’s participating showrooms, including Cowtan & Tout, Robert Allen/Beacon Hill, De Sousa Hughes, Osborne & Little and Duralee.
The Divas of Drag in their textile ensembles during Fall Into Fabrics 2015
Fall Into Fabrics will run from September 13 to 23, and SFDC has organized a variety events, including open houses, panels, seminars and entertainment. The keynote address covers topics such as integrating sensory intelligence into interior design, choosing the right fabric for a chair, and styling for magazine-quality photos.
“Fall into Fabrics has grown over the past years into a highly successful and much-anticipated month of each year,” says Rhonda Hirata, vice president of marketing at SFDC. “We dedicate the month of September to the celebration of all things fabric—this year, we will showcase 30 events over six days—including a keynote featuring Beth Martin, of Martin Group, in conversation with fabric icon John Robshaw and principal designer for The Wiseman Group, Brenda Mickel.”
Last year's keynote speaker, interior designer Roger Thomas, giving his presentation.
The Design Meets the Divas of Drag 2 show will close out the event on September 23. Four finalists will be chosen and one winner will be crowned. All of the proceeds from the show will go toward Lava Mae, an organization that provides mobile showers and toilets for the homeless.