Name: Yamilca Rodriguez
LOUISVILLE, February 15, 2017. In recent years, Louisville has transformed into an intersection of the creative and entrepreneurial. The forefront of our city’s popular destinations and businesses involve art, music, food, and very soon: fashion.
On March 24th, the inaugural Louisville Bespoke Fashion Show will bring together both local, national, and internationally recognized designers in a celebration of designer talent from around the city. This presents a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with designers on the forefront of fashion at local and global levels. The lineup will feature internationally renowned designers including Gunnar Deatherage of Lifetime’s Project Runway seasons 9 & 10, and Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars season 4. Other attendees will include Louisville stars such as singer Shania Robinson.
The idea is the brainchild of former Proctor and Gamble executive, Yamilca Rodriguez. In her words, “A community creates a fashion mecca with collaboration between members of the community, artists, designers and dreamers and even local government. Louisville is a modern city that welcomes diversity, creative talent, and fashion.” She then quotes Coco Chanel, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Founder Yamilca created Louisville Bespoke to raise awareness and activity in the fashion community in Louisville. “The vision of Louisville Bespoke,” she says, “is to provide a studio space and classroom space with sewing machines and worktables for designers, artists, and entrepreneurs to collaborates and share ideas.”
Join us for the Inaugural Louisville Bespoke Spring Fashion Show, celebrating the local fashion community and its designers. The money raised will go towards sewing machines and sewing equipment.
The current list of designers and artists is as follows:
- Gunnar Detherage
- RoxyNell‘s Lisa Kahl-Hillerich
- Anchal‘s Colleen & Maggie Clines
- Executive Image‘s Kenneth Grossman
- Nel Tabara‘s Tiffany Nelson
- Evenweave Bridal‘s Elizabeth Crum
- Liberty Design‘s Genna Yussman
- Hashhtagzz‘s Byrone Smith
- Sarah Haven of Sarah Haven’s Millinery
- Formé Millinery Co.’sJenny Pfanenstiel
- Edward Taylor
- The Mysterious Rack‘s Olivia Griffin
- Cannonball Swimwear‘s Laura Patterson
- Steurer & Co.’s Steve and Melissa Steurer
- Story Wood Bowtie‘s Ali Mahummad and Maya Williamson
- CQ Luxe‘s Alex Quintaba
- Finespun Clothing‘s Matt Multerer
- Barenaked Leather‘s Christine Robey
- and more!
The event will be held at 7pm on March 24th at the Louisville Speed Art Museum. Tickets are still available at www.louisvillebespoke.com, but selling fast. General Admission is $35, and Reserved Seating is $55. VIP tickets are available for those interested in attending the pre-show cocktail party.