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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
NOLA Fashion Week: Scenes from Jolie and Elizabeth, Iacono and Kallen Forster
NOLA Fashion Week kept the strut up Thursday night, with shows from three Louisiana style mavens. Kallen Forster, Iacono and Jolie and Elizabeth showed packed crowds what's coming to New Orleans this spring. Emma Boyce was there to take it all in.
Despite showing only six looks, much less than the other designers, intensive beadwork and patterns running down the sides of pants, across the back of blouses and decorating popped up collars, made a lasting impact.
These looks could be worn day to night, work to play, summer to fall.
The collection innovates traditional African looks with contemporary ideas. Tightly woven patterns combined with high-low shirts and skinny pants gave the clothes a contemporary edge without losing their inherent tribal feel.
A strapless dress with a triangular pattern made from hemp canvas creates a perfect female silhouette. Similarly, a high-waisted white maxi skirt with intricate black beading shows the designer’s successful and creative use of different materials.
The collection utilized neutral colors— off-whites, maroons, browns and blacks— and very earthy materials, like hemp, which reflects the designer’s own eco-friendly and socially responsible design goals.
Last night’s Iacono collection maintained a crucial balance between harder masculine looks and softer feminine looks. Moving from dark to light and polesyester to cotton, the collection encompassed a wide range of looks.
Fierce models strutted down the runway in iridescent silver and black. Straight-faced and sophisticated in a low-cut silver halter top and loose fitting black velvet pants or a silver wrap dress with sheer sleeves, models remained conservative without sacrificing sex. While the cut and shape of the garments could work for business attire, the striking silver material gives the clothes an almost futuristic edge.
Every model looked comfortable in the garments. All of the looks showed the enormous scope of designer Lisa Iacono, flawlessly moving from one end of the spectrum to the next.
After demonstrating her dark side, the designer opted to end the show on a lighter note. Half way through the show the collection took an abrupt, but welcome turn to the ultra feminine. With a hint of a smile, models donned in flowery skirts, flowing dresses and soft white tops appeared much less daunting than their silver counterparts.
Rather than hitting up a posh club in New York City, these garments communicated an inherent sweetness to the audience and could perhaps be more useful for dressing day to day. This is not to say, however, that you can’t have an eye-catching silver dress to go out in.
Jolie and Elizabeth
A New Orleans favorite, Jolie and Elizabeth strutted down the catwalk to a full house. Showcasing 33 dresses, shorts and skirts, the collection sums up what to wear on a summer’s day. Since summer is year long in New Orleans, their garments are going in the right direction.
The collection started off sweet and Southern to the sounds of country twang on the speakers overhead. Smiling models in pink lipstick crossed the runway wearing a myriad of pastel colors and every appealing shade of blue. Accessorized with flower headdresses and layers of pearl necklaces, they represented the classic look of the south.
As soon as country transitioned to the bluesy Black Keys, sweetness gave way to sexy and a hot pink dress and a collection of two-toned dresses added the necessary edge.
The material of the night, however, was seersucker.
White, pink, blue and even rainbow seersucker dresses explored the classic Southern fashion in a new way, surely putting Haspel's on notice.
Weather it’s golf at the country club, a meeting at work or a night out with friends these comfortable dresses work in any situation.
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