Runway show at Aster Hall tonight

Courtney Avent shows off her designs

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Local designer Courtney Avent will debut her collection of international vintage fashion, as well as her own creations, tonight at 7 p.m. at Aster Hall. The runway show will include a dozen of Avent’s signature designs, which feature colorful silks from San Francisco. The show also has vintage pieces that Avent has paired with new designs and accessories.

“I choose vintage pieces that speak to my heart, finding the memories of a past owner telling me a story, infecting me with a loving feeling,” says Avent. She is a South Carolina native, but many of her designs are inspired by her world travels. Avent says she is inspired “by fashion that is more personalized, not completely satisfied with the trends of ‘ready to wear’ clothing.” She is particularly interested in bringing French and Moroccan cultures to the Charleston area. Of the runway show Avent says, “The audience can expect to see rich color and texture.” Her work will be available for purchase at Aster Hall following the event.

Accompanying Avent is photographer Sandy Logan. Logan’s work focuses on landscapes, places, and objects that have been abandoned by humans. Through his eye for preservation, Logan turns debris into representations of vibrant color and texture, which seem almost familiar. Logan is a featured artist at Aster Hall.

The event costs $5 at the door, which includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and the runway show. The event begins at 6 p.m., and the runway show kicks off at 7 p.m.

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