The Redress Eco-Fashion Show and Marketplace is happening this week! I hope you are as excited as we are to see the eleven talented designers on the runway this Friday May 30th at Cobblestone Hall in City Market. In addition to the runway show this year, there will also be a marketplace happening in City Market across from Cobblestone Hall on Friday. On Saturday, the REFTC conference continues at HQ Raleigh. To see more information on the schedule of events this year, go here.
If you missed the first three parts of the Redress Runway Preview, catch up on the nine designers profiled so far here, here, and here. The final two design teams that will be presenting at the seventh Redress Eco-Fashion show on Friday are featured below.
KATY ROBB AND CLAUDIA CORLETTO
For their 2014 collection, Katy Robb and Claudia Corletto are joining together to present apparel and accessory designs based on the colors and feel of the outdoors in Black Mountain, NC. Katy's clothing will be created in the colors she sees everyday in the mountains with materials and fabrics left over from furniture and interior design projects.
Claudia Corletto's accessories and jewelry are made to go with each look in Robb's apparel collection. Each piece is handmade and cleverly uses recycled plastic and other eco-friendly materials to appeal to the fashionista with a green conscience. We are thrilled to invite Katy Robb back for another appearance on the Redress runway, and to see a partnership with Claudia Corletto for the first time.
RIVTAK is a new brand on the Redress Raleigh runway with designs by River Takada-Capel and Adam Graetz. River has a history of using the Redress Raleigh principles to create ready-to-wear fashion and jewelry. Adam is a visual artist who will be supplying the feature prints in the collection, as well as composing the music and creating visual projections for the runway show.
RIVTAK uses digitally printed fabric designs and recycled fabric in traditional Japanese kimono fashions with simple, boxy silhouettes. The fabric is locally printed at Spoonflower and obtained second hand from places in the triangle like Raleigh Denim and the Scrap Exchange. The combination of traditional Japanese silhouettes and digitally printed fabric revolutionizes how people see the kimono. We are very excited to see RIVTAK at the Redress Eco-Fashion show this year.
You can find tickets for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show and Marketplace here!