Upcycling: the process of turning something disposable into something else; something better.
JoAnn Berman – also known as the Reigning Queen of Reconstruction – is the Ultimate Upcycler. Unique doesn’t begin to describe her creations, which are art-inspired, brightly colored conglomerations of mostly vintage fabrics with a healthy dose of WOW factor. She is in the midst of an incredible career, having shown 6 times in the last 2 years, including twice at the Green Shows.
JoAnn’s background is as eclectic as her collections. A New Yorker through and through, she moved out to San Francisco at age 19. It was the late 70s and she became a punk rocker, which had a clear influence on her style. Continue reading