**All of the fashions and accessories seen at the show will soon be available for purchase at The Agora Borealis. 

You know that downtown is an art hub, but you might not know that it’s also the place where fashionistas hang.

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For the fourth year, downtown’s The Agora Borealis art marketplace located at 421 Lake Street curated a fashion show – a place where each year fashion and art collide in an explosion of color and texture.

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The theme for 2018 was Micro/Macro. Under The Microscope, Into the Cosmos. The location for the show, the Marlene Yu Museum/Rainforest Art Foundation at 710 Travis, helped showcase the themes of reuse, sustainability and the awareness of nature and our role in it.

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Clothing ran the gamut from whimsical houserobes made into statement pieces to elegant formal gowns. The clothing designers included: Amy Lynn’s Vintage & Handmade by Amy Lynn Treme, Cookie DuBois Clothing by Cookie DuBois, Golden Threaded Clothing- Leah Golden, Maison de Vous by Charnel Smith, MYFashion by Marlene Tseng Yu, Paisley Designs by Salena R. Davis, Scarlett Proverbs by Melanie Scarlett, Southern Crimson Studio by Donna Strebeck, Vintage Wilde by Sherri Winseman, and VonRay Designs by Latasha Henderson-Robinson and Dennis Robinson II.

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Even the most wonderful design needs accessories, and the jewelry was also provocative and creative.

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The jewelry designers included: Jewelry by Amy Yarbrough, Bayou Glass Art by Contina Pierson, The Blue Albatross by Carly Kinard, Crowns by Bre’anna Jones, Jewelry by Camille Schmoutz, Jewelry by Delanie DuBroc, Just Ask Creations by Lauri Wallace, Jewelry by Julie Glass, Jewelry and art by Kegan Kidd, Jewelry by Paige Powell Designs, Roc Works by Luther Mathis, Fiber jewelry by Sherry Tamburo, Jewelry by Susan Fortenberry, and Uniquely Modest by Carlnika Hooks.

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Makeup for the show made a statement, too. Stephanie Fernandez’ Special Effects were remarkable and the looks were rounded out by the hair and makeup team at Chemistry Hair Salon with nails by Salena R. Davis and Milagreau Gardner.

Want to see more photos of the show? There are 119 of them right here.

Along with the fashion show was an art show that will be up through Wednesday, May 2 (artwalk).

Alan Dyson
Anthony Reans Art
Ariana Boyd
Brandie Ferguson
Chris King
Debbie Hollis
J. Andrew Love
Julie Ann Burton
Julie Glass
Julia Raring Fine Art
C. Mark Burts Art
Robert Fogel Sculpture
Sherry Tamburo – Fiber Artist
The Art of Taffie Garsee
Talbot Hopkins Trudeau
Tamara Robertson Art
Thomas Little