The Young and The Restless
The Young and the Restless
Created during Bonanza's Recology San Francisco Artist In Residency, June through September 2018.
Get ready for The Young and the Restless, the newest line of clothing from BNNZA, the fashion brand of the artists of Bonanza. Inspired by a collection of late 90s R&B CDs, found while scavenging, the line draws on themes of self-expressive high school prom outfits, as well as the fashion and pop culture of the late 90s/early 2000s.
The artists turn vivid blue tarps and Ikea bags into statement piece ball gowns. Baggy athletic pants and oversized necklaces are reinvisioned using Lowe’s construction debris sacks and bike lock chains, and Bob the Builder and troll dolls are just two of the millennial-era touchstones. With an emphasis on play, and a jab at consumerism, Bonanza’s garments are part high-end, part homemade, and all dump. On Friday night at 6 and 7pm models will strut a catwalk made from salvaged lumber in the art studio side yard to beats DJed from the found CDs. Sculptural installations will be sited in the gallery and throughout the evening models will mingle with the crowd in their best BNNZA looks.