Fashion is art and art is fashion at Tacoma Art Museum

Fashion is ART will showcase local designers and artists, both put on display to create a live fashion art gallery.

Fashion is ART is a fashion event that focuses on fashion as a form of artistic expression. This is a non-traditional fashion show and can be viewed as a fashion art happening, where garments will be displayed in unique ways to showcase Fashion is ART and Art is Fashion. This event will showcase local designers and artists, both put on display to create a live fashion art gallery.

Featured designers include:

Chiara Zuccolotto:Chiara Zuccolotto, a California designer well acquainted to the niche markets of the fashion world, launched her first company in 2013. Since then Zuccolotto has expanded across the United States and into Europe. Zuccolotto is known for having the finest fabrics and creating the perfect silhouette. After being invited to Paris last summer, she studied under the world’s best couturier teams including Balenciaga, Madame Gres’ last living students and Dior, and worked with designers such as Tony Ward, Galia Lahav, Ziad Nakad during Paris Fashion Week. Upon her return to the United States, Zuccolotto has moved into expanding her couture designs and keeping the art of true fashion alive.

Dawnamatrix:Dawnamatrix has been expanding the reach of latex fashion worldwide. Just last year, Ben and Dawn won the Wearable Technology Award at the preeminent design competition in New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art. Dawnamatrix has been worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Sharon Stone, Kylie Jenner, and many others. Their many publications include Vogue, Interview Magazine, WWD, and Billboard. The collection will feature new eye-popping laser cut designs to accentuate the body with graphic bursts of color.

Jersey Virago:Jersey Virago is a Seattle swimwear company founded in 2010 by self-taught designer Meagan Kruz. Mixing bold geographic lines and compelling textures, her designs grab the eye and make a statement. Jersey Virago has been seen in British Vogue, British GQ, and on the television show “America’s Next Top Model.

Lumen Couture:The Future Looks Fabulous! Lumen Couture provides high-end fashion technology dresses for everyday wear, special events, and performers. Each garment is designed by seasoned FashionTech designer Chelsea Klukas, who is the co-founder of the internationally acclaimed fashion technology organization MakeFashion. With MakeFashion, Klukas has produced six years of runway fashion shows over the world and has produced more than 100 FashionTech garments. MakeFashion also contributes to introducing young girls to STEM through hands-on education in creating wearable tech fashion.

Nox Fashion House:Nox Fashion House was founded in 2017 by Avi Hart. Hart is a self-taught designer and seamstress with a background in modeling, and aims to disrupt the local fashion scene with her edgy fashion aesthetic. Each piece is handcrafted, featuring unique textiles, dramatic silhouettes and figure-flattering tailoring. Instagram: @NoxFashionHouse

Sloane White Couture:Sloane White is a contemporary couturier living and working out of downtown Portland. White’s collections are fabricated from 100 percent reuse and reclaim materials found locally, using items such as broken costume jewelry or chandelier pieces, to trash items such as stirring straws.

Stone Crow Designs:Stone Crow Designs is a luxury eco-conscious, slow fashion brand specializing in stylishly comfortable clothing that can be worn from day into night. Stone Crow Design’s style is called Modern Goth with a nod to classic design, technique and a bit of rock in roll, using organic, sustainable, vintage, dead stock and up-cycling products as well as hand dying or using screen-prints when possible, which helps create the unique look.

Fashion is ART will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Tacoma Art Museum. There will be a live DJ and red-carpet photos available before the show. The event doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start promptly at 7 p.m.


6:30 p.m. – Event doors open and pre-show red carpet photos

7 p.m. – Fashion Show

9:30 p.m. – After-party at the museum

10:30 p.m. – Event ends

Ticket prices (please note this is not a seated event) are $55 VIP (includes one drink ticket) and $60 door purchase price day of event.

Fashion is ART is produced by Fashion District NW. For information about Fashion District NW, visit www.fashiondistrictnw.comor email questions to For more information about Fashion is ART or for tickets, visit


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