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Sherri and Bridget, in their own designs, wait for the show to begin.

The Ingenerals Fashion Show, held Aug. 25 at the Wedge Gallery, featured the reconstructed wearable-art pieces of local designers Elliot Elephant ( and Sew Moe ( 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 (

• [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.

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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