Headley-Whitney focuses on local fashion design

Herald-Leader fashion writerMarch 19, 2014 

Bailey Morken modeled a design featured in Stitching Art, an exhibit on view at the Headley-Whitney Museum through Aug. 17. The exhibit showcases Central Kentucky designers.

The Headley-Whitney Museum will celebrate its current exhibit, Stitching Art: Designs From the Lexington Fashion Collaborative, with a reception and fashion show 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will include works from participants in the exhibit, which showcases fashions and images from more than 25 Central Kentucky designers and photographers.

Designers featured in the exhibit are: Soreyda Benedit Begley, Naomi Connor, Dalphna Donnelly, Claudia Emounge, Lanette Freitag, Elizabeth Galacia, Alyce Grover, Headturners, Lindy Huber, Madison Jones, Monica Magdangal, Jeuarlet McClanahan, Heidi McKenzie, Jacques Mugnier, Mary Nehring, Polly Singer, Tonya Vance, Christina Vo Vargas, Cathy Vigor, Jennifer Wesley and Laverne Zabielski.

Participating photographers are Brianna Cottrell, Anna Esposito, Gloria Ferreira, Rebecca Flanery, Mary Rezny, Liam Spradlin and Jim Tincher.

Sunday's event at the Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, is free. Donations will be accepted at the door, and proceeds go to the museum and the Lexington Fashion Collaborative. RSVP to (859) 255-6653.

For more information about the exhibit and fashion-related workshops, go to Headley-whitney.org.

More shopping news

Spring trunk shows are in full swing. Here are a few of this week's offerings.

Embry's in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road will host an Escada trunk show Tuesday through March 27. More than 200 pieces will be available at the store. To advance-register and for a chance to win one of five gift certificates, go to Embrys.com/escada.

Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell, will host a trunk show of fashions from Milly, Teri Jon and Sorrelli through Saturday. During the event, shoppers will receive 10 percent off these designers.

Carl Meyers, 111 Clay Avenue, will host a trunk show of styles by Hilton Hollis through Friday. The spring and summer lines feature women's suits, fitted dresses and sportswear. For appointments, call (859) 252-2004.

Harriett Hendren: (859) 231-3175. Email: hhendren@herald-leader.com. Twitter: @harrietthendren.

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