ST. PAUL (Sept. 4, 2014) — The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) is celebrating eight years of culturally infused Hmong fashion at the Fresh Traditions VIII Fashion Show on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Grain Belt Studios, 79 — 13th Ave, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Fresh Traditions Fashion Show is the Twin Cities’ first and only Hmong inspired fashion event exhibiting the creativity, originality, and quality of work by Hmong fashion designers.
Fresh Traditions VIII Fashion Show culminates from eight months of planning and organizing with six Hmong American designers and the Fresh Traditions committee. This one-of-a kind fashion show gives guests the opportunity to view new and exclusive collections from six emerging Hmong American designers as they take on the featured challenge—creating a garment in which traditional Hmong textiles must be incorporated.
We are excited to announce that Fresh Traditions VIII Fashion Show will be an exclusive event. Admission tickets will only be available as online pre-sale membership perks. Registration can be found at ft8.aboutchat.org.
This year’s featured designers are Hill Tribe Fusion, Kia Moua Kehrer, Mai Ceceil Lee, Maisee Heurh, PaFoua Vang Xiong, and Vanessa Vu.
Fresh Traditions VIII Fashion Show is sponsored by Western Bank, Project SUCCESS, KPNP 1600AM/Hmong Diverse Radio, In Progress, Craw Daddy’s Yummy Kitchen.
The history of Hmong art is rooted and sewn into the fabrics of traditional Hmong clothing where the unique combination of vibrant colors and textures makes the Hmong identifiable. Fresh Traditions was created in 2006, as a result of the increasing interest in the fashion industry by Hmong artists.
CHAT is the first and only multidisciplinary Hmong arts organization in the United States. CHAT exists to nurture, explore and illuminate the Hmong American experience through artistic expressions. CHAT envisions a vibrant community where Hmong American artists are inspired to share their perspectives, valued for their creative contributions, and empowered to challenge life’s boundaries.
For more information, please visit www.aboutchat.org.