The Lexington Fashion Collaborative’s annual Future of Fashion shows, featuring Central Kentucky designers and original fashions, started Thursday and continues at 6 p.m. this evening and Saturday at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main Street in Lexington.
Tonight, accessories from hats to extravagant jewelry and bow ties are the focus. On Saturday, two young designers, Claire Williams, 12, and Maggie Gossage, 10, will open the show.
Tickets are $10 to $18. Call (859) 225-0370 or go to Lexarts.tix.com.
June 22nd, 2012
The Emerging Designer of the Year fashion show is 7 p.m. Tuesday at LOT Gallery, 527 East Third Street.
Styles by Jennie Vicous, Luz Bonta, Tina Rodgers, Ashlie Hannah, Lisa Brackenridge, QueNeshia Gaines and Victoria Wreh will be shown with designers competing for a chance to participate in the Lexington Fashion Collaborative’s Future of Fashion event on May 28 at Buster’s.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
March 16th, 2011
Local artist, Laverne Zabielski, has recently been making her own wool fabric.
She calls her creations “pelts” because they look like animals skins but they are in fact created by felting merino wool and applying color (see above).
Zabielski creates large pieces of felt from alpaca or merino wool batting. Then she paints and dyes at least three colors on to the fabric.
“These ‘pelts’ are meant to be touched,” she says. “If not hanging on the wall they can be wrapped around you.”
Check out Zabielski’s collection 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery (903 Manchester Street) during Gallery Hop. Her works will be on display through Dec. 17. Also on view, designs by Sarah Janes Estes, Laura Cox and Soreyda Begley of the Lexington Fashion Collaborative (learn more about LFC on Facebook).
November 17th, 2010
Lexington will join cities around the world in Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 10, featuring trunk shows, special sales and extended shopping hours.
A combination of parties and sales, Fashion’s Night Out was created in 2009 in New York by Vogue magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and others, to lure shoppers to recession-hit retailers.
Plans for Lexington’s version of the fashion celebration includes special events at locally owned shops. Lexington boutique, Bella Rose, for instance, will host trunk shows featuring collections from French Connection and David Kahn Jeanswear.
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative, a non-profit fashion organization applied to the FNO team in New York to be considered for the event.
Local designer, Soreyda Benedit-Begley, board member of Collaborative said that she’s proud of the accomplishments of the group. “We still have a long way to go but this is a huge deal for Lexington to be included in this worldwide fashion event.”
Carol Czirr Russell is FNO project coordinator for Lexington. A list of participating shops and a schedule of events for Lexington’s Fashion’s Night Out will be announced during the next few weeks.
Pictured above: a NYC Fashion’s Night Out tee, $30 at Fashionsnightout.com.
August 23rd, 2010
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative will present the Future of Fashion 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. June 5 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 West Second Street.
The group’s second annual show will feature works from several local designers including Soreyda Benedit-Begley, Sarah Jane Estes, Jordan Cox, Laura Cox, Laverne Zabeilski, Jamie MacIntosh, Farah Delshad, Coco Jackson, Lamin Swann, Rhonda Smith, Mauricio Crane, Brittany Murphy and Jennifer Wesley. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets, go to www.futureoffashion2.eventbrite.com.
May 27th, 2010
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.