More on Fashiony, which opens this weekend at Bumbershoot, from local fashion illustrator Izzie Klingels, whose work (shown here) is a part of the Fisher Pavilion exhibit.

Izzie Klingels' snake print, on view at Fashiony with emerging designs from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

 

"I'm so happy to be a part of Fashiony. I think it's a really bold statement. For me, one of the most exciting things about it is that it deals with African and Asian fashion; both of which have a huge influence on London style—which of course I love!

It's brilliant to see this celebrated and addressed in Seattle, a city which has it's own large communities of African and Asian descent. I love to see the fusion of modern, urban and traditional styles and the new directions which are created by that dynamic.

I think this exhibition really captures the energy of working in fashion - there is so much to see and digest and be inspired by! Fashion moves fast and is always looking for the next amazing thing—the next hit! This show really gives you an insight into that pace and that sense of fun."

Check out more Bumbershoot picks over at Culture Fiend and join us tonight, Thursday, August 29 at Elliott Bay Books as we talk to New African Fashion author Helen Jennings and local designer Emeka Alams about the emerging scene.

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