In anticipation of The Crucible’s upcoming Hot Couture Fashion Show on January 11 & 12, 2013, The Crucible staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with wearable art specialist Scatha G. Allison to learn more about her design background, her project Miss Velvet Cream, what she plans to show at Hot Couture, and why she thinks Hot Couture is “the show to be at” in 2013.

Miss Velvet Cream is neo-couture clothing created by Scatha G. Allison that embodies silhouettes of the past with dreams of the future, all bridged by the conscious present. Allison’s design is guided by aesthetics of construction and innovation that are individualized, craft-intensive and committed to excellence in quality, wearability and above all, beauty.

Allison created outfits for Hot Couture 2008 at The Crucible and has designed and worked on projects with the YBAC Artists Ball, The Exploratorium, Second Skin Project, Vau De Vire, Bad Unkl Sista, SF Boylesque, Headmistress Dance Troupe, The Luggage Store Gallery, In The Street Arts Festival, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Pyroglyphicks, Burning Man Festival in Nevada and numerous private collections and commissioned projects.