Tracee Dundas Fashion Editor @fashionablyyoursnola
New Orleans Fashion Week recently hosted Ecolé Duperré Paris in a cultural fashion exchange in which the Parisian fashion design student showcased Avant-Garde and Fantasy Creations to a full house of fashion aficionados, dignitaries, and supporters.
Duperré School has aimed to train young people in the creative professions allowing them to explore their creativity outside the realm of conventional and ready-to-wear fashions. The vision is to think outside of the box and reflect on the evolution in which technology has played an active role in design in all its forms by taking a futuristic approach of what fashion can be. Clearly not fashions for daily wear, but creations that can be seen on the red carpets at events such as the Met Gala, Grammy Awards, and yes. . .New Orleans Fashion Week too.
Spearheaded by New Orleans Fashion Week and working closely with Attaché; Consulate General of France in New Orleans and Duperré School the vision was brought to life in a jaw dropping fashion presentation. With the support of The City of New Orleans Office of Cultural Economy the event was held at Gallier Hall. Lisa Alexis, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy (OCE) and her team recognizes that fashion aligns with the OCE’s mission to create opportunities and systems that embraces and connects the local cultural globally.
With that said, Duperré and New Orleans Fashion Week did not disappoint. Parade of Fashions was an international connection of like-minded creatives that included a touch of New Orleans spirit by embracing the local culture and introducing a new level of creative consciousness.
Stay tune for more fashions to come as NOFW soon announces its dates for this fall season runway shows.
Fashion Editor – Tracee Dundas | @fashionablyyoursnola Photographer: John Merrit| @johnmerritphotos Location: City of New Orleans – Gallier Hall New Orleans Fashion Week Models