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.
Strive Not To Drive Week is still more than a month away, but that’s no reason to no plan ahead for the May 21-25 events, including a fashion show on Tuesday, May 22.
The upstairs of the French Broad Food Co-op becomes a boutique-for-a-day; upcycled and vintage clothing deals run $6-$60.
Local design house Unabashed Apparel accepts writing submissions to be featured with forthcoming project, The Alchemy Collection.
What could be a more appropriate day to showcase eco-friendly apparel than St. Patrick’s Day? The Circle sends green clothing down the runway at the Get Lucky Fashion Festival on March 17.
The clothing boutique leaves its 82-B N. Lexington Ave. home, but not without giving customers a chance to score some great deals.