Project Green Runway

The tag line for Project Green Runway, organized by local student Ariel Betancourt, is “Saving the Earth One Fashionista at a Time.” Nice.

Ariel is a local model (she appears, below, in a 2007 Xpress fashion shoot, wearing a design by More Than Mammal), and she’s also passionate about both sustainability and the local community as Project Green Runway spotlights both. Fashions sent down the catwalk at the Wednesday, April 21 event will be the repurposed, recycyled and upcycled works of local designers and boutiques. And funds raised from the show will go to help the The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).

Project Green Runway features designs by:
Sew Moe

Arteries by Stina.


Royal Peasantry

Parlour and Wink; models from “all over the South” and a Dj dance party following the runway show.

The details:
Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m.
At Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues (28 Broadway St., Asheville, 254-7072)
$15 suggested donation: All proceeds benefit WNCAP.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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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5 thoughts on “Project Green Runway

  1. Carrie

    Hey Alli, do you have to reserve for this event or just show up? I’m more of a “just go if I can” kind of girl:)

  2. Piffy!

    Awesome, carrie! I’m a ‘just come if i can’ kind of guy!

    We should go together!

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