Date: March 28, 7 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $10/members, $15/non-members; purchase tickets at the door. Or, purchase tickets in advance: Members | Non-members
Come to Fashion Social, an adults-only social event, to mingle with local artists and celebrate the Color of Style. You’ll get exclusive evening access to this new experience, then chat up local artists and designers.
Enjoy a signature cocktail (first one’s on us) and snacks, then participate in a collaborative art project. Signature cocktails include The Classic (gin and tonic), The Style (coke and bourbon) and The Basics (OJ and vodka).
Just a few of the fashion designers and craftsmen you will meet at Fashion Social include:
Yemisi “Yemi” Sanni with Stylenspire
Yemisi Sanni (known as Yemi) is a style artist who loves to tailor every creative aspect of fashion into STYLEnspirations. She is self-taught with over a decade of experience in fashion design. From being a creative craftsman, to a designer and stylist, she has emerged as a true style artist. Her designs are crafted uniquely for effortless style and wear, allowing each individual’s persona to shine through in a stand-out fashion. Established in May of 2013, Stylenspire is a spin-off from its parent company House of Heph’Zi-Bah. It uses a style artist’s point of view to custom-create a mix of Chic and Afro-Contemporary clothing for women. Learn more >>
One of Yemi’s dresses is featured in Color of Style along with her inspiration board and a video about how she chooses color for her designs.
Rowland Ricketts of ricketts indigo utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an associate professor in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Indiana University. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. He's also been recognized with a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship. Learn more >>
Rowland also is featured in Color of Style in a video about his indigo dyeing process.
Catherine Fritsch is the designer for Rue Violet, a lingerie label that sells mostly on Etsy. She also designs, create patterns for and sews (in any combination) for museums, theatres, other designers and startups. She is trained in costume design and spent 14 years working in professional theatres as a draper (pattern maker) and floor supervisor. After participating in a Creative Renewal Fellowship in 2005, she ventured out to establish the Rue Violet brand in 2010. Learn more >>
Deandra Edmond is the designer of DeAndra Michele, which features handcrafted, wearable art. DeAndra Michele believes that with each uniquely inspired design, the lives of women will be enhanced, making them feel unique, inspired, beautiful and confident; all while exuding style with a standout presence. Learn more >>
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