Asheville Fashion Week makes an entrance

WALK IT OUT: Model Payton Turner wears a floral dress by Angela Kim. Hair by An Chaboudy, makeup by Vanessa Sogan, styling by Tricia Ellis. Photo by What's Her Face Photography

There are a number of elements that go into making a fashion production, from hair to makeup and venues to models, but it’s the designers who are the stars. Look for apparel from Charles Josef, Angela Kim, McKinney Gough, Anna Gordon, Tricia M. Ellis and the design team at House of Fabrics, among others at Asheville Fashion Week. Local boutiques and retailers such as Wildflower Bridal, Southern Charm and Diamond Brand will also be represented at the inaugural event, held Wednesday, Aug. 5 to Saturday, Aug. 8 (not quite a full week … yet).

Sponsored by Gage Models & Talent Agency — a Knoxville-based group providing representation for models, actors, dancers and singers throughout the Southeast — the four-day art and fashion extravaganza offers designer showcases and runway shows.


Kickoff event — Music, local artists and models and a sneak peek of following shows. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m., at The Altamont Theatre. $35
Emerging model runway and ready-to-wear event — Young models show at 6 p.m., fashion designer showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at The Altamont Theatre. $45 open seating/$75 VIP (not available at the door)
Fashion in film and emerging designer runway shows — Accessories showcase at 6 p.m., runway show at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at The Millroom. $45/$75
Finale — Child and teen models at 4 p.m., cocktails and jazz at 6 p.m., couture runway show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m., at Renaissance Asheville. $45/$75

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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