While everyone on the east coast was wishing for the last cold snap of the winter season to move on, the eye wear impresario to the stars, Stevie Boi was heating up the streets of the Crescent city with the debut of his line “CR3AM”. Complete with his signature eye wear, his street-chic line of two piece printed joggers, mini dresses, and shorts brought the heat of summer as his models strutted down the runway.
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.