(Photo:vintage evening dresses)TheSavannah Bazaar is returning April 30 with a fashion-focused edition of the event. TheFashion Bazaar, as organizers are calling it, will include both a children’s and adult runway show.
“The Savannah Bazaar is more than a marketplace; it’s a community event,” says Joanne Morton, director of operations at Well FED, the organizer of the event. “Our vendors represent local businesses, artists, craftspeople, nonprofit groups and neighbors. This is a family-friendly event where everyone is welcome.”
Located on the lawn of Jelinek Creative Spaces on Fahm Street, this spot is just a few blocks west of River Street. Throughout the day, guests will be able to browse from local retailers such asGypsy World, House of Strut, TwoGirlsandaBoat, Shiva Urban Bazaar, Hello Happy Handmade,Quotes Literary Apparel, Cindy Male Art and Yoga Studio, 26 Shades of FACE and many more.
The runway show is a first for the Savannah Bazaar and one not to be missed.
“The fashion runway for kids will be unique,” Morton says. “This is going to be a show presented byLoop it Up Savannah — kids will be making various hats and other crafts and art and dancing down the aisles — not your traditional runway show!”
Another organizer, local artist Leslie Walsh, adds that some of the looks in the adult show will focus on “slow fashion.”
“The adult runway will be presented by the retailers and styled by the retailers. Designer and artistSamantha Salas will be designing a dress for the event,” Walsh says. “All models are provided by all the retailers and some, like the House of Strut, are focusing in the slow fashion movement.
“Slow fashion movement focuses on learning where the clothes came from and how it was made. It is a way of making a conscious effort to buy quality versus quantity. Handmade, local, sustainable and secondhand fashion are keywords to this idea.”
Walso also says local fashion illustrators “will be strategically placed throughout the venue sketching the crowds and models.”
She adds that the Fashion Bazaar coincides with “State of the Art: Savannah Style,” a runway show at the Jepson the same evening.
“Inclusive and exclusive fashion shows and the congealing of both worlds on the same day seems like a victory for fashion,” she says.Read more at:red evening dresses