Jazmin Whitmore always enjoyed fashion, yet struggled to afford buying clothes. As a plus-size woman, finding items in her size was also frustrating. It’s a struggle familiar to many women. According to a study on clothing size standards published in 2016, the average American woman is size 16 to 18. However, too many brands have been […]
Local costume shop owners share how they got into the industry and discuss Asheville’s continued support of their businesses.
The Charleston transplant has struck a productive balance between commissions and featuring the work of brands she respects.
I’m thankful to be able to show up as an owner of a business that feels authentic to me. My work is rooted in the idea that young people get to have opinions and take up space; they don’t have to wait till they’re 40. As a publicist and content creator, the most valuable thing […]
Asheville Community Theatre’s annual “Project Runway”-esque show pivots will be livestreamed on Aug. 8.
“Superstition” is the theme of the 13th City-sanctioned parade, which takes place Feb. 23.
Of the exhibition #HUMAN, Singh notes, “This is probably the only time in my life I’ve created political or social [commentary] pieces. If you look back at my work, it’s nudes and romantic, lots of sensual energy, which is really important to my creative process. But I’m definitely finding spaces for broadening the conversation.”
Inherited vintage clothing, previously online-only, recently opened as not only a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Tryon, but also as a collaboration with Heise’s husband, the singer-songwriter and recording artist Steven Fiore (aka Young Mister), who runs Reunion Tour, a recording studio and skate and music shop in the same space.
The popular contest, now in its 12th year, returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre stage, at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Asheville-based artist Coco Villa launches her new brand on Oct. 10 at Revolve Studios.
The annual design competition returns to Asheville Community Theatre on July 6.
The Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders’ inaugural fundraiser takes place May 31 at Ambrose West.
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.