Courtney Marse

The crescent city of New Orleans is known for it’s Cajun food, jazz music, and voodoo. Not many people know that it has a burgeoning scene of talented painters, sculptors, and even fashion designers.

This past November I got the chance to view a show at the inaugural “Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design” fashion week in New Orleans.  The designer Courtney Marse ,started out in a  field one wouldn’t necessarily correlate with fashion, graphic design.  When speaking with the young designer, she said that her transition into the fashion world was a “slow progression” she began working with fabrics a few years ago and then began experimenting with digital textile printing. I asked about her fashion influences and she  cited that the brand “tibi” with their high end effortless style, was one of her favorites.