The runway at 'Hot Couture,' the Crucible's annual fashion show.

The runway at 'Hot Couture,' the Crucible's annual fashion show. (Photo: Benjamin Michel)

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Flames, finesse, and fashion — that’s the annual tradition at The Crucible’s ‘Hot Couture,’ which kicked off Feb. 16 at the collective’s studios in Oakland.

As designers took inspiration from Prince (this year’s theme: “The Beautiful Ones”) and ten different design teams showed their creations, our photographer Benjamin Michel was on hand to capture the heat. Scroll through the photos below, and find more details and ticket info. about Hot Couture — running through Sunday, Feb. 19 — at The Crucible’s site here.

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