Curry says his new line of shoes — made using natural hemp fiber — is both practical and environmentally conscious. “It was chosen because it deals well with water. It doesn’t rot; it doesn’t degrade with UV [ultraviolet radiation] compared to cotton or jute or other things. It’s really a strong, amazing material,” Curry says.
On Friday, April 26, Goodwill hosts its fifth annual Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show at The Orange Peel. The following evening, Saturday, April 27, Asheville GreenWorks kicks off its second Environmental Awards and Trashion Show at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore.
The Cloud Show, which also includes work by Judit Just, Court McCracken, Carmelo Pampillonio and Neil Goss, will open in the Thom Robinson & Ray Griffin Exhibition Space on Friday, April 5.
Costumes and comic books Batman: 2018 was a big year for geek culture in Asheville.
Extraordinary entertainment aside, “It’s the sense of camaraderie and inclusion that truly sets this pageant apart,” says last year’s winner, Dorae Saunders.
The fall-themed show of casual wear and “After 5” styles is set for Oct. 14 at ZenobiaStudio.
That money generated from the fashion show funds programming for the 112 teens and pre-teens currently enrolled. MSTMT provides safe space for tough conversations, mentoring, meals, guidance on future planning, college tours, monthly outings and much more.
Style has many dimensions, but one of the first that comes to mind is the personal aesthetic expression of those who live, work and pass through here.
Local designers are challenging the area’s casual-meets-utilitarian ethos. Mothers are creating delicate tops with salmon scalloping, artists are recycling flower petals to dye dresses and long-time West Ashevillians are importing French lace for sexy intimates.
On Thursday, July 6, the seventh annual Costume Drama will take place at the newly renovated Asheville Community Theatre.
What is Asheville and WNC style? For Xpress’ upcoming Style issue, we’d like our readers to help us find out.
“We always say, ‘It takes a village to run this place,’” says Amy Marshall, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper.
Six local designers share collections made from Goodwill Industries garments April 27 at The Orange Peel.
Funds raised benefit GreenWorks’ Youth Environmental Leadership Program, an outreach initiative that provides young adults ages 16-19 with environmental career exploration opportunities.
Jesssica Kaufman met fifth-generation master artisan Anwar Khatri on the Batik Techniques Facebook group. He’s based in a small village in India’s Gujarat state, off the beaten path of tourism, with no hotels. So, Kaufman stayed with Khatri’s family.
With a far out feeling, voting has begun for the beloved annual Best of WNC awards. Only you can decide who’ll be feelin’ it in the new summer of love, when winners are announced this August. You have until 11:59 p.m. on the night of Saturday, April 28 to complete your ballot and make sure your voice is heard. […]
The Odditorium plays host to various demonstrations and nearly 40 artists and artisans on March 24.
Joe Greene promises his upcoming fashion show will be “much fresher because we have five clothing lines in this one [with] a whole lot of big men ripping the runway in a fly way” including, of course, his own line.
The 10th annual drag pageant returns to Diana Wortham Theatre on Nov. 4.
Transforming the fable has required extra creativity. When it comes to music, for instance, Deven Balsam is appealing to modern sensibilities by adjusting the tempo or adding a house mix on top of a Tchaikovsky composition.
If you’re in downtown Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 9, and see people dashing down the sidewalks in blue outfits and other formal attire, don’t be alarmed. These costumed folks are out reveling in the name of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Indigo Color Ball, a sight unseen for two years — and in many ways, even longer.