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Kimono Trunk Show & Reception
February 23 @ 5:30 pm - February 24 @ 6:00 pm
Lisa Hoang and Susan Woodson turn abstract paintings into kimonos and we want to share them with you!
Susan Woodson is a local artist who creates beautiful paintings. Lisa Hoang is a graduate of NC State’s School of Textiles, and a clothing designer who has shown in Paris and New York. Together the two create amazing wearing art that is will breathe new life into your wardrobe!
Join us on Friday, Feb 23rd from 5:30 – 7pm for a cocktail reception where you can meet the artists and enjoy drinks and hors d’ oeuvres.
On Saturday, February 24th we’ll host a trunk show with these beautiful pieces, so come in and try on their handcrafted, artisanal kimonos and scarves.
After graduation, Woodson recalls Lisa “running up to me, saying ‘I want to make a dress of one of your paintings!’ … I had always actually had this idea that my abstract paintings would look good on a kimono. We said, ‘OK, let’s do it.’ ”
The two have bolts of fabric printed with Susan’s designs crafted at Spoonflower in Durham. Then Lisa painstakingly sews each one to perfection! The two consider this their passion project and plan to continue their collaboration for years to come!
Join us and meet these two lively spirits and see the wearable beauty they create together!