Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a pin-up art series benefiting veterans, a mobile art boutique, a film series to illuminate Honduras’ proactive initiatives and a studio album by Christian rockers Hebel.
Kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo — formerly of Asheville and now based in California — recently topped various worst dressed lists compiled from red carpet looks at the 2015 Grammys ceremony. Skidoo was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Children’s Album category for his record, The perfect Quirk, which was recorded at Echo […]
Can any decade beat that 1920s-era allure? “Experience the glitz and glamor of the Jazz Age as models walk the runway in 1920s-inspired fashion by Asheville designers and boutiques,” says the Product of the ’20s Fashion Show Facebook event page. Following a cocktail social hour with jazz by Simone Bernhard, more than 30 runway models […]
Back in 2001, such a level of popularity and public acceptance seemed unlikely. But if the weather cooperates on Sunday, Feb. 15, Asheville Mardi Gras will draw an estimated 5,000 people to line Wall Street, Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue for the annual parade.
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
It’s not just a holiday party, it’s a fashion statement. And while ugly Christmas sweater parties are hardly a rarity, Kipper Schauer‘s annual fete — now in its sixth iteration — takes kitsch, irony and seasonal revelry to a whole new level. “There will be drinking, merriment and awesome clothing. Appearances by Santa Claus. Immortalize […]
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
Planned Parenthood of Asheville held their annual fashion event, Condom Couture, at The Venue on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event invited local designers to create garments that included condoms in the design.
This is not your typical catwalk event: “The fashion show is about showcasing the use of local materials, local models and local fashion and textile artists,” says Melanie Wilder, supervisor of the fiber arts program at Warren Wilson College. She’s talking about the Project Handmade Fashion Show, which returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre for […]
It’s time to break out the old leather-studded collar and golden tiara. New Mountain Asheville will host Seelie Court Masquerade, a two-night “multi-sensory fantasy event featuring two rooms of music, fashion, theater and dance,” according to a press release, and all attendees are strongly encouraged to dress their faerie best. Masqueraders will enjoy various live […]
Photography by Zaire Kacz Story by Melanie McGee Bianchi Styling by Sara Fields Before thong swimsuits, fringed half-shirts and other travesties of the modern seascape, beach beauties dressed with an eye for silhouette, achieving a certain sun-drenched élan. Figure-enhancing swimsuits, leisure-class sunglasses and an ankle-kissing caftan all nod to mid-century beach culture. And because of […]
Asheville loves a good alternative prom. That may or may not indicate that a significant percentage of the local population was voted prom king or queen and loves reliving the memory. It also may or may not indicate that a significant percentage of the local population spent prom shoved in a locker/drunk in the parking […]
by Alli Marshall, Rich Rennicks and Gina Smith —
Food trucks are a known entity: Those mobile dispensaries of cheap, tasty meals drove into downtown Asheville (and our hearts) in 2011. And with revised city ordinances, a dedicated lot on Coxe Avenue and regular appearances at local festivals and music venues, food trucks have only increased in number. But sandwiches aren’t the only thing that can fit into a truck.
Asheville Community Theatre reprised their fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show for a third year on Monday, July 7. Designers and models from throughout the Southeast participated in the DIY runway event where they were challenged to create wearable art in themed categories: paper, nature, upcycled/recycled or — new this year— transformation.
Photos and captions by Morgan Ford If hair is the afterthought of most runway shows, Ananda Hair Salon’s upcoming fashion production, “A Moment in Time,” flips that idea on its well-coiffed head. The show, from which all proceeds benefit HandMade in America, takes place on Sunday, June 15, at The Millroom. Ananda’s stylists paired their […]
Local apparel company Bow + Arrow announces a pop-up shop in collaboration with Marfa, Texas-based Cobra Rock Boot Company. “There is currently a year long waiting list for their boots, but you can walk out the door with a pair at the pop-up,” says a press release.
Fiber Weekend at the Folk Art Center includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and a wearable art fashion show take place Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11.
In March, local fashion designer Tiffany Saini sent an eight-piece collection down the runway at Charleston Fashion Week — the largest fashion event in the Southeast. Saini, who lives in Arden and studied in Manchester, U.K., had participated in runway shows before, but nothing on the scale of Charleston Fashion Week. She describes it as […]
Rhetorical Factory, a recycled clothing company, will be opening its flagship store at 444 Haywood Road, in West Asheville, on Tuesday, April 29.
From the Get It! Guide: Sustainability is a beautiful thing — and so is sustainably crafted fashion. Here’s where you can score some locally source, sustainable fashion.
Following a Monday, April 14 fire, local business owner Wendy Owens lost the contents of her store, R3MiX3D (remixed). Located on Merrimon Avenue, near Luella’s Bar-B-Que, the store served UNC-Asheville students as well as the North Asheville community. Owens told Xpress that she had chosen the location with the idea to create an artistic hub. […]