In what seems like the blink of an eye, Alley 33 returns for a sixth year to turn a little narrow path off SE Hawthorne Boulevard into a full-blown fashion blitz with bars, elevated runway, and a sexy crowd. It's a show I love equally for its fun, no-frills vibe, and its mission to promote ready-to-wear designers who keep their manufacturing local. Everything you see is for sale and easily attainable.
This year's headliner is Slabtown boutique Folly, where owner/designer Sarah Bibb sells her in-house line of flowy Stevie Nicks-style dresses alongside satin slips that deserve to be shown off. Other favorites include Make It Good’s simple line of printed womenswear, Lizz Basinger’s adorable dresses, and Piper Dalton’s hand-knit, super-soft loungewear. Plus: models done up all pretty by the Red Velvet Parlour, dance, drinks, and more on Sunday, July 17.
Sarah Bibb for Folly
Carla Mink for Mink Boutique
Holly Ren Designs
Hovden Formal Farmwear
Make It Good
Alley 33 Fashion Show
6 p.m. (doors at 5 p.m.) Sunday, July 17
SE Hawthorne and 33rd
Suggested $10 donation
Afterparty at Gold Dust Meridian