Top Drawer: fashion news and views

In case you haven’t heard, the Asheville arts world is all a-twitter (sorry) about HATCHfest (www.ashevillehatchfest.org), a proposed multidisciplinary networking convention to be held next year. Arts luminaries came out of the woodwork for a Hatchfest preview party at Echo Mountain Recording Studio (14 N. French Broad Ave., Asheville), representing music, technology and literary and visual arts, among other fields. Fashion made a prominent showing, too, as local designer R. Brooke Priddy of Ship to Shore sent models adorned with her creations into the crowd. Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch took these shots.

• Dresses from Priddy’s current collection show easy glamour, thanks to stretchy, body-conscious fabrics.



• Photographer Jason Briscoe captured Priddy (center) with her eight models.

Try this on

Designers, boutique owners and fashionistas, it’s time to get organized. There’s a coalition-building move afoot, geared toward creating support and empowerment in the local fashion and clothing scene. Interested? The inaugural meeting takes place tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 13) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road). Info: alexis@lushlifeoriginals.com or 254-7931.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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