Gallery Openings and Events

LUMEN8Anacostia: Anacostia in Fashion Festival

 

Anacostia Fashion Designer Brian Evans. Photo Credit: Billy Malloy

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Event Date: Saturday June 9 from 1pm to 5pm

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Artist/Designer Brian Evans will expand his Lumen8 Anacostia Anacostia in Fashion” (AIF) pop up shop to a full blown shopping experience.  Located in the Anacostia Designer Center, the AIF exhibit chronicles key moments in Anacostia’s history with fashion as the medium.

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To expand the AIF experience Evans will host “Couture  on the Beltway”.  Couture  on the Beltway will act as the nucleus of the pop-up shop explosion and Anacostia in Fashion Festival.  Visit coutureontheBeltway.com  to preview DC’s first fashion mobile boutique. Couture on the Beltway is a uniquely designed boutique on wheels with a warm, welcoming, cozy, sophisticated atmosphere. Carrying an amazing selection of women and men’s apparel, shoes and accessories that are all handcrafted from the continent of Africa with a new world aesthetic. This newest innovative hub was designed to provide promotional services to today’s generation of the hottest aspiring African designers.  This will be no ordinary fashion experience.

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The Festival will showcase exquisite handmade accessories by local artist Assunder Links, Nubian Hueman, there will be art by Sweet Root,   informal modeling of Chauncey Couture Summer Collection 2012, a Jazz band and much more.

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The LUMEN8Anacostia temporiums at the Anacostia Design Center will be open during the Anacostia in Fashion Festival!

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The AIF Festival will begin June 9 from 1pm to 5pm.  The Anacostia Design Center is located at  1230 Good Hope Rd SE near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr., the gateway of Historic Anacostia.

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