When it comes to fashion, New Orleans is better known for Mardi Gras costumes and Saints jerseys than runway shows and stilettos. We’ve been at the top of more than one worst dressed list, but some Southern designers are out to prove those critics wrong. Last year marked the first NOLA Fashion Week, a trimmed down version of the New York and Milan fashion weeks that draw designers and celebrities from around the globe. What we lack in size, however, our designers more than make up for in Southern charm!
I had the opportunity to interview Alabama-based designer Heather Williams before the show for her label, Tallulah. Williams capped off Fall Fashion Week with a Saturday afternoon runway show of her feminine, tailored designs featuring upcycled and socially conscious fabrics. I was so smitten with both Williams and her clothes, I snagged her magenta and taupe chevron skirt, which I am wearing (and adoring) as we speak!
Here are a few of my favorite looks from Tallulah, along with a couple shots from her runway show:
My interview with Heather Williams: