Thursday, August 12, 2010
Fashion Shows in Salem, MA
This weekend was the "Ahht for Peeps" event at Old Town Hall in Salem, MA. It featured the work of Salem Arts Association members, artists from Artists' Row and around the community. It also featured two fashion shows, a Wearable Art Fashion show sponsored by YazBerry Fashion and an African Fashion show sponsored by Mamadou & Debra Crosby.
I've posted pictures of the Wearable Art Fashion Show I planned and directed, in the album: Wearable Art Fashion Show - Ahht for Peeps on Facebook. If you have trouble accessing it through this link, visit my Facebook fan page at: www.facebook.com/yazberryfashion and you should either be able to find this album on my main feed or on my albums list. The show featured my clothing and accessory designs, the hand painted silk scarves and neckties of Ellen Hardy of the Salem Arts Association and the leather masks, purses and cuffs of Dann Maurno of GAS Works. A special thanks to Debra Crosby for recruiting some of her students to model for my fashion show.
It's amazing how seeing clothing on a real person brings it to life, gives it shape and really makes you understand it better than when it is on a hanger. Here are several pictures from Mamadou's African Fashion Show for your enjoyment. The first several pictures feature clothing available in Mamadou & Debra Crosby's Store at Artists' Row, 24 New Derby St., Salem, MA. The last few pieces are from a couple of young designers that design African inspired clothing