Oakland Museum showcases NIAD designs: ‘It’s very validating for the artists to see their work recognized in this way.’

Jeather Hamann dances in a red and white ruffled long dress, her dark hair in a pink band, dozens of balloons at her feet and an audience of about a dozen people looking on.

In joyful movements, a girl sways on a stage adorned with vibrant balloons and gracefully turns, showcasing her fashion creation to the audience. Her pink polyplicate dress billows like a blossoming peony as she twirls.  This was the scene at “The Vibration of Awesomeness” fashion show earlier this month. The event at the Oakland Museum…

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