🎧 The Impact of Fashion in the Real World
Adrian Alicea is an award-winning fashion and costume designer and creative director based in New York City. Born in Puerto Rico, Adrian moved to NYC at the age of three. In his teen years, he would spend hours studying art; this deep exploration of the human spirit engendered an unrivaled love for expression through dance. At the age of 21, Rae Dawn Chong discovered Adrian at the iconic nightclub The Tunnel and invited him to go to Paris and walk for Thierry Mugler’s couture show. From there his career took off and with persistent effort continued working with the masters of Europe: Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Vivienne Westwood, and Patricia Fields and graced the stage with notable supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Debra Shaw, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Tyson Beckford, Iman, and Marpessa Hennink.
Christina Strawbridge has lived and worked in the Benicia area since 1985. She is a small business owner of Christina S Fashion Destination in Downtown Benicia. Christina served on the Benicia City Council from 2011-2016 and is running for one of the 2 seats available this November 2018. She currently serves on the Benicia Main Street Board, Treasurer of the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group and as a board member of the Benicia State Parks Association. She has been married to Scott Strawbridge since 1971 and has known him since they met in grade school.