- $25 for two general-admission tickets ($54.50 value)
The Fashion Arena
- The Show: A mix of theater, performance art, and high fashion, the show is a celebration of beauty and self-expression that leaves attendees feeling inspired and uplifted.
- The Designers: Though Fashion Arena may take its cues from stylish cities such as New York and Paris, it showcases American designers such as Antonio Wingfield.
- The Media: It’s not just a fashion show—the production incorporates powerful imagery and spoken words to entertain and educate.
The Fashion Opera’s 2016 showcase the Fashion Arena fuses drama, fashion, and entertainment into thought-provoking presentations intended to promote a healthy relationship with beauty.
The Fashion Opera
Antonio Wingfield loved turning his designs into wearable realities—but he didn't love the fashion world's narrow standards of beauty. Looking to explore the deeper meanings of fashion, beauty, and the politics surrounding both, he developed a unique concept: using garments to tell a story. Wingfield co-founded The Fashion Opera with Darnelle Sanders, and the two set out to do much more than showcase clothing. The interactive theatrical experiences aim to challenge perceptions about aesthetics, a mission in keeping with Wingfield's belief that "a garment has the power to uplift the spirit."