Thursday, July 15, 2010

Strange Fruit Vintage in Little Rock Fashion Week

Presius Skeletronix
for Little Rock Fashion Week

A "vision" is what Brandon D. Campbell, owner and executive producer, describes as his reason for starting Little Rock Fashion Week in 2009 . A much needed event in this part of the south, Little Rock Fashion Week has gathered designers from across the US this year. Fashion artisans from Chicago, New York, and neighboring Memphis, in addition to a host of Little Rock designers, are showcasing there skills and passion this Friday and Saturday.

Vintage guru and online store owner Shalishah “Petey” Franklin has been deciding how  to style her group of Little Rock Fashion Week models this past month. Strange Fruit Vintage, in my opinion, is dedicated to being a salvation for the unique and fashion trendsetters. 

"I’ve always had a love for vintage clothes. I have a lot of my ancestor’s vintage clothes, and from that I formed an appreciation (some would say an addiction) for vintage, so starting Strange Fruit Vintage was a natural evolution of my love,” said Petey. “Strange Fruit began as an event production company and at these events the audience was a group of artists and creative individuals with a unique since of style.  Through these events, like art exhibitions and hip-hop parties, I was able create the audience for the product long before I created the product of Strange Fruit Vintage,” she continued.

 Last to be added to the list of designers, Petey says "Being in LFFW is a great opportunity not only because I feel like Little Rock is a sister city to Memphis but, also this will help to create a regional presence for Strange Fruit Vintage." She signed up for a venue and ended up getting a whole spot on the catwalk in Saturday’s Posh Expression Fashion Show.

Tickets can be purchased online (CLICK HERE) and will be held at will-call for you!

Join us Friday and Saturday in Little Rock and experience Strange Fruit Vintage, more than 15 clothing designers, a great host, entertainment and of course the art of FASHION!

Robinson Exhibition Hall
7 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR

Friday, July 16th
Young and Fabulous Fashion Show
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
All tickets $14.

Saturday, July 17th
Posh Expression Fashion Show
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
$35 VIP. $25 General Admission and $15 Student Tickets (available at door with valid Student ID).

After Party and Fashion Show 
(sponsored by SAVER'S):
220 West 6th
Little Rock, AR
 $10 at the door.

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