Eco fashion

JoAnn Haberer

On Monday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom, Karen Lukacs will present a fascinating look at how she creates “eco fashions” using reclaimed garments and fabric remnants. Karen has been sewing and weaving since high school. In 1966 she originated her technique of deconstructing and then repurposing fabric into quality one-of-a kind fashions. She has a degree in Retail Merchandising and was enrolled in the textiles program at Arizona State University where she partnered with the head of the program, Janet Taylor. In Janet’s studio, they created textiles for the interior design trade in the Phoenix/New Mexico area.

An award-winning textile artist, Karen’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Arizona as well as throughout the United States. Her eco fashion statement pieces have been published in Belle Armoire and Altered Couture magazines, as well as several regional Arizona publications. Her goal is to create products with lasting value and emotional connectivity. Karen describes her creations as, “One at a time. One of a kind.”

Karen will provide a colorful video presentation of her process and her art and will be available for questions and comments after. She will also bring samples of her work, allowing audience members to experience both the variety and quality of her creations.

Members and first-time guests are welcome at this free event. Come and be inspired to see how recycling can not only be earth-friendly, but also beautiful.