Fresh Traditions VIII

This past weekend on Saturday, September 27th, I attended the 8th annual fashion show that exclusively features Hmong American designers; Fresh Traditions. Fresh Traditions is hosted by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), based in Saint Paul, MN. It just recently won the distinguished Knights Art Challenge. Find out more about Fresh Traditions and CHAT here. This year 6 designers were featured, each with their own aesthetic and skill. My very first blog post will be dedicated to showcasing a few of the designs that I captured. I did not photograph every look that came down the runway and also did not photograph every line. Since my interest did not lie in children’s wear, I did not photograph the first fashion line; Ever Changing by Kia Moua Kehrer. Please excuse the graininess of the photographs as I did not have the proper lighting gear and the overall lighting was poor. Regardless, I think the photographs showcase the drama and effort that each designer intended to express in their garments.

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