Ruonan Yan is collaborating with Jussara Lee, to live paint the Jussara Lee’s signature handmade canvas shoes. The event aims to promote the idea of recycling material and maximumly avoiding waste. Ruonan Yan and Jussara Lee will also collaborate in more projects to encourage people to give old clothes a second life in a creative way instead of just keep buying new ones. Ruonan Yan will design and paint the pattern on the shoes.
There will be local beer and farmer’s market snacks.
Jussara Lee is a native Brazilian of Korean heritage who has developed a small–scale business operation in which luxury fashion and sustainable practices work in tandem. Since moving to New York City in 1987 to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she has designed collections under her signature label that were embraced by prominent retailers such as Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. For the past 15 years the company has evolved to a focus on hand-tailored, locally produced, custom-made clothes as a means to shift its practices to an environmentally conscious and social enterprise. Hitherto, Jussara Lee has implemented systems and adopted methods that have enabled us to make clothes with low impact to the environment, leading to the formation of the Sustainable Luxury Business Model.