Fashion Fights Arthritis '17 comes to San Francisco Oct. 20 –

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco-based designer Yuka Uehara will lead the Arthritis Basis’s 15th Annual Fashion Fights Arthritis Friday, October 20, on the Fairmont Lodge in San Francisco.

The Arthritis Basis’s Fashion Fights Arthritis is a neighborhood-pushed fundraiser and a enjoyable, lighthearted approach of speaking in regards to the seriousness of arthritis – the nation’s main reason behind incapacity.


Greater than 50 million adults and 300,000 children within the U.S. have arthritis, together with 5.9 million adults in California alone. The illness prices the U.S. economic system $128 billion yearly and limits exercise greater than coronary heart illness, most cancers or diabetes.

This yr’s occasion will characteristic an exciting runway present that includes Yuka Uehara’s Tokyo Gamine Haute Couture line, and can supply a champagne reception, silent public sale, luncheon and a stay public sale.

All proceeds assist the Arthritis Basis’s mission to conquer and remedy arthritis.

Tickets at the moment are on sale on-line at  or name 415-356-5484 for extra info.

Yuka Uehara is a Japanese-born, San Francisco-based designer. Initially a medical scholar, Uehara started working in design when her father, filmmaker Ryuji Fukuyama, employed her to work within the costume division of his productions.

She has been working in vogue ever since, educating herself each design and craft. Movie and storytelling nonetheless informs her inventive observe as she is a agency believer within the relationship between costume and character.

“Fashion sends a message about who you're and the place you come from.” It's for that cause that Uehara has an in depth bond together with her purchasers, making gadgets that work in concord with their personas, strengthen their narratives. “Each lady is the protagonist of her personal story,” Uehara exclaims, “Fashion is there to encourage that.”


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