"Fashion for A Reason"
On September 12, 2016 JAKE, a San Francisco-based luxury fashion brand by Designer Jake of Project Runway, in collaboration with the Drever Family Foundation, announced “FASHION for a REASON”. JAKE debuted “The NIGHT CIRCUS” Fall/Winter Couture Collection in a celebration of the San Francisco Arts Community, including the unveiling of a hand-painted mural on the side of the JAKE Flagship store in Jackson Square. The celebratory evening was followed by an experiential after-party at The Battery penthouse. The Drever Family Foundation and JAKE partnered together for this event to bring together the art and fashion industries.
JAKE is an upstart luxury fashion brand that provides beautiful yet functional clothes designed to fit perfectly into a life less ordinary. Designed and finished in San Francisco, California, JAKE’s clothing is classic – yet modern – with a defiant twist. Founded by Jake Wall and Nathan Johnson, JAKE offers custom suiting, shirting, and separates for men and women as well as couture gowns, cocktail, jumpsuits and bridal for women. Alongside the brands custom division is the brand’s signature wearNOW! ready-to-wear capsule collections. These original creations appear at some of the most fashionable special events and weddings as well as on notable personalities – including Designer Jake’s time on Lifetime’s Emmy Award Winning Project Runway and E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police host Margaret Cho and sports superstar Andre Iguodala. The unlikely fashion duo of Jake and Nate recently added fellow Project Runway castmate Blake Patterson to the brand to create an inspiring motley crew that is dedicated to making extraordinary clothes for extraordinary people.
Founded by Maxwell and Jan Drever, the Drever Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by supporting education and the Arts. In hosting events such as the annual Hotbed Benefit Gala for 10,000 Degrees and Planet Hope, and other fundraising activities, DFF generates additional financial support through the generosity of the foundation’s donors, sponsors and friends, touching the lives of thousands of young people at home and abroad. To earn more, visit www.dreverfamilyfoundation.org.
Founded in 1993 by sisters Kelly & Sharon Stone, Planet Hope is a non-profit that provides outreach and educational resources to homeless, abused, and terminally ill children. Planet Hope Programs include: Summer Camp, Food and Warmth Resources, Emergency Referral Programs and Hope for the Holidays - a core Planet Hope program. Each year 12,000 gifts and toys are given to homeless children, children living in abuse shelters, and children with terminal diseases living in hospitals. Over the last 20 years, Planet Hope has provided more than 150,000 toys wrapped by volunteers and personalized with a nametag for each child. With a foundation in Los Angeles and thanks to the assistance of the Drever Family Foundation, Planet Hope has recently expanded its reach to include offerings in San Francisco/Bay Area leading up to this next year’s HOTBED Benefit 2017.