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We’re LAAFFing with you

What better place to scope out local fashion (not to mention costumes) than at Asheville’s most local of festivals? On a recent Sunday, Lexington Avenue filled with brightly dressed revelers, vendors and performers, all showing off their unique personal styles. And, better yet, many of those pictured below purchased wardrobe pieces from area stores and artists.

Wade Hutson

• Who he is: Wade Hutson

• What he’s wearing: A bright green button-down (unbuttoned) and loose purple shorts with a coolie hat he got at a Thai restaurant.

Engedi Jet Williams

• Who he is: Engedi Jet Williams, on a peace ministry from New Zealand

Holly Gillespie

• Who she is: Holly Gillespie

• What she’s wearing: A pink tee with skulls and pockets that she received as a birthday present, a skirt that she made and a bag from Street Fair.

Marie Knight

• Who she is: Marie Knight

Taka (left) and Ty

• Who they are: Taka (left) and Ty

• What she’s wearing: Her headscarf and shirt are from Cosmic Vision and her belt is her mother’s from the 1970s. On him, an “old school” ’70s embroidered shirt and mala beads he got for his birthday.

Liv Lauzon

• Who they are: Jim and Liv Lauzon

Moon Mitchell

• Who he is: Moon Mitchell

• What he’s wearing: Horns made by Recyclone

Katie Weyer

• Who she is: Katie Weyer

• What she’s wearing: A dress she bought in Richmond, Va., sneakers handed down by her sister and a bag from Old Navy.

Kevin Njikam

• Who he is: Kevin Njikam

• What she’s wearing: A Hawaiian-style shirt he found in a thrift store in Connecticut.

Cloud (left) and Wellington Paddy

• Who they are: Cloud (left) and Wellington Paddy

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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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