THE FASHION SCENE

by Kevin Barraco on August 26, 2010

As Scene Magazine approaches its one-year anniversary, the September issue seemed the perfect opportunity to showcase the future of the fashion Scene. Over the next few weeks leading up to the September issue, we’ll be posting the best in fashion everyday with commentary from our fashion writers.

Our goal was simply to unify film, music and fashion. We enlisted designer John Delgadillo, along with fashion writers Katherine Bosio and Alisha Andrepont, to craft five photoshoots exemplifying the best in fall fashion. We carefully selected five of Louisiana’s top models, hired photographer Jason Kruppa, and began selecting looks from boutiques around New Orleans.

For our backdrops, we’ve chosen two pivotal locations in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. A neighborhood that saw many homes and businesses shuttered after Katrina, the Lower Garden District now rises with great bravura.

Built inside of historic brick warehouses on Richards Street, Second Line Stages is New Orleans first built-for-purpose soundstage facility. A worldclass, LEED-certified green facility, Second Line was instrumental in luring Warner Bros superhero epic Green Lantern to New Orleans from Australia. The comic book movie has called Second Line home for most of 2010. Find out more about this world-class facility at www.secondlinestages.com.

Just a stone’s throw away is the Music Shed. The welcoming recording studio is quietly tucked away on Euterpe Street, and boasts a client list that includes R.E.M., Norah Jones, Robert Plant and New Orleans staples such as Dr. John and Kermit Ruffins. The Music Shed also sound serves as a resource to the film industry, a valuable resource within walking distance of Second Line. Find out more about the Music Shed at www.musicshed.net.

Together, these businesses form the cornerstone upon which an entertainment corridor is being built. And they are doing it at the center of a city that is being rebuilt.