The Ingenerals Fashion Show, held Aug. 25 at the Wedge Gallery, featured the reconstructed wearable-art pieces of local designers Elliot Elephant (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sew Moe (www.sewmoe.com). Inspired by Victorian and other vintage-era costumes, the creations were fully realized amalgamations of antique ruffles, bustles and spats, with post-modern accessibility and punk edge. Xpress caught some of the show’s highlights.
• [left] A high-collared blouse, layered skirt and ruffled leggings.
• [right] Sleek 1940s-reminiscent lines meet D.I.Y. savvy in this patch-front sundress.
• [left] His ‘n’ hers fancy dress; hat by Matt Jacobs (email@example.com).
• [right] Clothing for men, too: the tuxedo shirt reinterpreted. Hat by Matt Jacobs.
Try this on
Wink Heads and Threads (18 Brook Street, Suite 103, Asheville, 277-4070) is hosting a denim swap to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters on the volunteer organization’s 25th anniversary. From Monday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 29, shoppers can exchange a pair of gently worn jeans (call Wink for guidelines) for a 20% discount on a new pair. The used denim is donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ little sisters and their moms.