The Honfleur Gallery is in full fledged fashion mode as they launched *Flaunt: Photography & Fashion Collaboration*, a special exhibition showcasing emerging local talent in photography and fashion design this Spring. The exhibition opened with a successful launch in April and will continue to highlight the synergy between the two mediums at an upcoming Runway Show on Saturday, June 6, 2009. So venture with me to
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Flaunt, produced in association with Ten Miles Square and Project Beltway, will feature new fashion portrait work by photographers Joshua Yospyn, John Ulaszek, Meaghan Gay, and Steve Goldenberg. The work is the result of collaborations with local fashion designers Dana Greaves, Taimur Baig, Lara Akinsanya and Will Sharp, who will show off their talent as their clothes grace the runway. The upstairs portion of the gallery will be transformed into a pop-up boutique so that guests can take a piece of the runway home.
An artistic experiment of sorts, Flaunt aims to challenge and explore the notions of what constitutes fashion photography.
The opening exhibition and runway show promise an outstanding soundtrack further promoting local artists. The Honfleur Gallery is located at
Tickets are available in advance only for the June 6th event and are expected to sell out quickly. (No tickets will be sold at the door.) We will feature a limited number of VIP seats, standing room only tickets and reserved seating for the press. Tickets are available by calling or emailing The Honfleur Gallery. Come support the rising stars and see them in their element on stage and in the fashion light!
is currently at work on his debut Autumn/Winter '09 collection.
Lara Akinsanya counts her upbringing in Nigeria, West Africa, as the main source of fabric inspiration for L~Shandi, her line of bold women’s wear that mixes traditional African fabrics with Western tailoring. L~Shandi is named after the Nigerian street-slang term "lepa shandi," a compliment paid to a woman wearing something that makes her look particularly attractive and sexy. Often cut with a retro flair, L~Shandi designs have been featured in Lucky magazine, Washington Post Express and Washington Life magazine, and are sold locally at U Street boutique Caramel. http://lshandi.com
Artist and designer Dana Ayanna Greaves combines old-world craftsmanship with funky street-style modernity to create unique paper jewelry, fine art paintings and most recently, one-of-a-kind clothing for women. Her work, Artistic AYA, has appeared in DC Magazine, Daily Candy, The Washington Post,and The Today Show. Her work is sold online and at
Will Sharp and the crew behind local
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Photo "Malinda 31" by Joshua Yospyn