Olivia Slosiarek was struggling to sew a collar on the bodice of a dress. “Why did you choose a supercomplicated dress?” Stina Andersen asked her young student with a smile. Slosiarek’s answer was thoughtful: She explained that something about the below-the-knee dress, depicted on a 1980s McCall’s pattern she found in Andersen’s classroom, appealed to […]
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.
Joe Greene promises his upcoming fashion show will be “much fresher because we have five clothing lines in this one [with] a whole lot of big men ripping the runway in a fly way” including, of course, his own line.
WHAT: A fashion show benefit for Asheville Community Theatre WHEN: Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Renaissance Hotel WHY: Music blares from the speakers, the final touches to hair and makeup are done, and the first model struts onto the catwalk wearing…. a dress made out of trash?! Now in its sixth year, the annual […]
Industry studies show consumers are growing tired of fast, disposable fashion. In addition to a greater awareness of where clothes come from and the impact of their production, a new interest in extending the life of clothing or reusing materials to create new garments is fueling a resurgence of sewing skills in this region and around the country.
Hosted by exotic local clothier Royal Peasantry, Ritual Runway takes place at New Mountain on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local designer’s efforts to create a living wage, ethical garment factory and multiple Grammy-winning musician David Holt’s televised programming to preserve Appalachian traditions.
The Asheville affiliate will celebrate Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the store’s own expansion by holding the fifth annual Fair Trade Fashion Show.
Can any decade beat that 1920s-era allure? “Experience the glitz and glamor of the Jazz Age as models walk the runway in 1920s-inspired fashion by Asheville designers and boutiques,” says the Product of the ’20s Fashion Show Facebook event page. Following a cocktail social hour with jazz by Simone Bernhard, more than 30 runway models […]
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
It’s time to break out the old leather-studded collar and golden tiara. New Mountain Asheville will host Seelie Court Masquerade, a two-night “multi-sensory fantasy event featuring two rooms of music, fashion, theater and dance,” according to a press release, and all attendees are strongly encouraged to dress their faerie best. Masqueraders will enjoy various live […]
Royal Peasantry, a local fashion company specializing in up-cycling clothes, will entertain guests at Isis Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with a new film, new art and new fashions.
Fashion contains, within its definition, a nod to newness and immediacy. But it’s also based in custom and convention, and in industry. The hillside community known as Chicken Hill — a grouping of homes, a clubhouse, a church — lodged the workers (and their families) employed at the C. E. Graham Manufacturing Company’s cotton mill […]
Brooke Priddy’s beloved dress shop moves off Haywood Rd. and reinvents itself as a commissions-only business. But the shop opens to the public for one more day (at its new 85 State St. location), with a huge sale and party. Saturday, Feb. 9.
The event, which benefits Hemophilia of N.C., takes place on Thursday, Dec. 13. Photo by Studio-828 Photography.
Nov. 3 brings two fashionable events to downtown Asheville: An evening with Charleston Fashion Week style director and freelance stylist Ayoka Lucas (pictured) and the grand opening of Vintage Moon Modern.
Bele Chere is more than just bands and foods-on-a-stick. It’s shopping, too. Think: gifts, apparel, jewelry, accessories and Asheville souvenirs. Here are some of our top shopping picks for this year:
The inaugural fashion show, a fundraiser for ACT, brought in 25 designers, over $7,000 and a little mystery as well. Read about who won and watch a slide show.
The fundraiser for Asheville’s JCC takes to the runway Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m.-noon at the Fine Arts Theatre.
A video of the multi-modal fashion show, held at the Magnetic Field Theatre on Tuesday, May 22. The event, co-produced by Asheville on Bikes and Mountain Xpress, was part of Strive Not To Drive week in Asheville.