The Cloud Factory Design Collective (CFDC) is comprised of an inventive group of up-and-coming designers burning with vision, talent, and creative energy. With roots in the Bay Area underground dance culture, the CFDC molds a post-rave fashion experience, at once heady and whimsical, yet rooted in a disciplined expression of hard-earned street-learned skills.
Our designers are a diverse group, ranging from recent graduates of local art schools (SF Art Institute, SF Fashion Institute, CCAC) to multi-talented graphic designers and technology geeks. Some have embarked on their careers in the fashion community: one of our members has been a milliner with the SF Opera, another served as a costume designer for the hit movie "Groove," while a UCSB Theater Arts graduate worked as a stylist for the Santa Barbara Opera.
The collective creates, arranges, produces, and performs its work, with one major annual spring show, held over since 2000. With a belief that real style is art, and art is life -- a CFDC performance is a visual, aural, and sensory treat that marries fashion to its siblings theater, dance, and music. The Cloud Factory Design Collective comes from and puts fashion in the place where it thrives - in the hands of the young, the fun, the real, the good, and the true.
CFDC - Emerging fashion fresh from the underground