Four of a Kind: Rachel Weisberg talks local fashion

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Editor’s note: This is part of “Four of a Kind,” a new Arts & Culture feature. Each month, four new artists will share their takes on the local art scene. In addition to individual online posts, you can find all four features as a single spread in this week’s print edition.

Rachel Weisberg is an Asheville-based fashion designer whose colorful clothing, jewelry and accessories promote ethical production and sustainability.

Xpress: Is there an upcoming fashion event happening in Asheville that you’re looking forward to seeing?

Weisberg: I’m a big fan of The Booth Fairy Project. Elle Erickson hosts huge, ridiculous vintage pop-ups with amazing vintage clothing and accessories. She does these pop-ups multiple times throughout the year, and it’s a weekend guaranteed to be filled with all the fashion fun you can imagine.

Outside of fashion, is there an upcoming local arts happening that you’re looking forward to?

I love all the holiday markets — I find them incredibly inspiring. Asheville has such a range of talented makers and unexpected art.

What current project are you working on that you’re especially excited about?

I am in the middle of working on two exciting projects. A No F***S Fashion Bullsh*t Vibe is a series of fashion-inspired paintings on wooden panels in various mediums and sizes. I’m also developing a collection for Embellish Asheville of hand-dyed long scarves.


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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