It’s here! The much anticipated Fall/Winter Catalog from REDRESS Raleigh is now available. The lookbook showcases local brands, and fall/winter must-haves by local designers such as crochet items from Martian Creations, and silk batik scarves from Leopold Designs. The beautiful and eye-catching spreads embody the spirit of the season; gratitude, giving, and joy!
We chatted with Creative Director, and Co-Founder of REDRESS, Mor Aframian, to find out a little bit more about the lookbook, and what else REDRESS has in store for you!
What was the vision/inspiration for the lookbook?
Redress is a community of individuals who don’t take themselves too seriously. All of us are looking for clothes that are flattering, stylish, functional, and exciting to wear! The ultimate goal of the catalog was to present a community of designers who produce beautiful, functional garments that are responsibly-produced. Eco-fashion is chic, sexy, and accessible… so it was important to create a catalog that people could relate to and connect with.
How did you go about selecting the designers?
We invited all interested designers to submit at up to 5 items they wanted to include in the catalog and that really set the tone for the catalog as a whole. The designers picked us.
November is The Shopping Issue here at STYLE and we like to raise awareness of, and encourage our readers to shop local. Why is shopping local so important for REDRESS and your vision?
I’m no economist so therefore I will by no means try to give my answer in economic terms, but….simply put: shopping local builds economically resilient communities. Shopping local also helps build strong relationships between makers and customers and that relationship helps customers understand the impact of their purchasing decisions. More makers are opening up and sharing their personal story and how they go about making a product and when customers hear about the time and skill level that is needed to produce they have a new found appreciation for the item they’re purchasing. Also, it’s nice to know that shopping local provides income to makers in our community, keeping them doing the work that they love to do!
What are your holiday shopping tips and/or holiday party style tips?
Redress has a great holiday shopping opportunity happening this Saturday, November 16th! We’re hosting a Fall Fashion Expo which will feature 11 runway collections and 21 eco-makers who will be selling their goods! We’ll be featuring a wide variety of clothes for men, women, and some children; jewelry and accessories, and some craft. We’ve juried the fashion shows and the marketplace to showcase quality products that are accessible, wearable, and innovative!
Now — when it comes to getting dressed up for holiday parties the Redress ladies tend to go more vintage and sparkle! You really can’t have a holiday party without some sparkle on your dress, in your hair… everywhere if you ask me! Raleigh Vintage is a great source for some killer vintage clothes! We also love to go thrifting at Revolver and FiFi’s to see what goodies they have on the racks — there’s never a shortage of glam dresses that are fun and easy to wear to holiday parties. Oh and red lipstick… that’s my go to makeup product during the holidays!
What can our readers look forward to from REDRESS in wrapping up the year?
We’ve got a couple of big things before 2013 comes to a close:
- Fall Fashion Expo | Saturday November 16th | Durham Armory | 2:00 – 9:00 pm | Vintage Fashion Show at 3:30pm, Designer Fashion Show at 6:00pm, Eco-Makers Marketplace from 2:00 – 9:00 pm. Passes are available at: www.redressraleigh.com
- Pop Shop at North Hills Shopping Center [this is a collaboration between Redress Raleigh, Raleigh Fashion Worx and North Hills]. Pop Shop is open from November 14th – November 24th, featuring 13 local designers who offer menswear, womenswear, childrenwear, and accessories. The Grand Opening is Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The shop is located at: 4350-11- Lassiter at North Hills Ave (the old Varsity Men’s Wear). For more info, please visit: http://redressraleigh.
Enjoy the full catalog here…
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