Handcrafted fashion is as relevant today as it was when the American Craft Council (ACC) began its shows in the 1970s. This year, in an effort to highlight ACC’s talented network of fashion wearables, accessories and jewelry artists, ACC is partnering with regional stylists for its newest exhibition, Style Slam.
Four regional stylists will participate in Style Slam at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, which is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 19-21, 2016. Each stylist will work with ACC’s network of artists at the Show to demonstrate how handcrafted statement pieces are the perfect fit for any fashion-conscious wardrobe.
On Friday, February 19, the stylists will be scouting the show floor looking for those fabulous fashion finds they’ll use to visually articulate their signature styles in person, on mannequins and model and online throughout the show. On Saturday, February 20, the stylists will be offering show attendees fashion tips, doing member makeovers and collaborating with participating interior designers from the Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft exhibition on commentary related to the intersection of fashion and design. Throughout the Show, stylists will be available at the Style Slam booth to discuss how attendees can incorporate craft pieces into their own wardrobe to complement and accentuate their style.
Stylists participating in Style Slam are:
- Loreal Butler-Willis & Jessica Fields, Lauren|Latane (Towson, MD)
- Lynne Glassman, Doctor of Dress(Washington, DC)
- Ella Pritsker, Ella Moda Custom Couture (Timonium)
- Heidi Slacum, Fresh Fashion Styling & Consulting (Baltimore)
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL
No one understands the world of artful living better than the American Craft Council. The national nonprofit educational organization has been shaping the artisanal craft movement for decades, serving as a craft chronicler, tastemaker, convener and provocateur through its bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, thought leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops and seminars. For additional information visit craftcouncil.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CraftCouncil and on Twitter at twitter.com/craftcouncil.
The Baltimore Fashion Alliance is an organization that brings together individuals working in the fashion industry. This year, along with several volunteers and vendors, they served as the primary (local) host for Fashion’s Night Out 2012. During the event, guests were given the opportunity to shop with vendors, view the latest designs, and network with fashion professionals.
One of the highlights of this year’s event, was the “Be Ahead of the Tr3ND” Fashion Show” hosted by BFA and Mosaic Night Club and Lounge. This year’s fashion show included garments from local Baltimore Boutiques such as The Cupcake Boutique, Babe, South Moon Under along with access to the After Party at Mosaic Lounge. Overall, this was a great event for the Baltimore Fashion community and we look forward to next year’s participation!
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2012
The Baltimore Fashion Alliance Display
Fashion and Style Vendors
The Fashion Show
Fashion’s Night Out Guests
Ahead of the Tr3nd Fashion Show Clip