If groundbreaking fashion straddles the intersection between apparel and art, then the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a natural incubator for local designers, six of whom will show at the museum's Haute and Homemade: A Showcase of Southern Contemporary Couture runway show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Amanda DeLeon, whose structural designs are influenced by her architecture background, and Kerry Fitts, whose handmade, salvaged pieces reflect her ethos of sustainability, are among the featured designers. Lifestyle company Alabama Chanin anchors the shows with garments hand-stitched by Alabama-based artisans from new, organic and recycled materials. Grayson Gold, Lorna Leedy, Andrea Loest and Rebecca Rebouche will also show designs.
"New Orleans is building a strong fashion scene... and local designers are merging the worlds of art and fashion through handmade construction, American craft approaches, slow processes and studies of materiality and meaning," said event organizer and co-chair Loest in a press release.
Hair and makeup are provided by Paris Parker/Aveda salons. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $12 for non-members and can be purchased here or by calling 539-9650. Chanin will present a two-hour workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Ogden (925 Camp St.). Register for the $149 workshop here.
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