A Fashionable Fall in Jackson Hole
The Western Design Conference draws couture creators to the runway to showcase art-to-wear pieces
Whoa Pony Chaps. Photo by New Thought Digital.
Western high fashion at its peak returns to the runway in Jackson Hole at the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale on September 5, 2019. A lively gala to see and be seen, the Opening Preview Party gives guests a first look at the variety of exciting Western-inspired couture showcased and available for purchase at the event.
Elyse Allen Textiles
The annual party is the kick-off for the Western Design Exhibit + Sale, a four-day event uniting artists, designers, collectors and shoppers all with a passion for the West and showcasing the finest in American craft for home design and fashion, in styles from cowboy to contemporary.
Jae Song Uni Studios
Several new and returning designers will present their pieces on the runway and then exhibit their work in the showroom along with other art-to-wear artists showcasing handmade pieces in the form of jackets, wraps, clothing, custom boots, hats, handbags and more.
Misty M. Designs
Art-to-wear fashion hitting the runway this year includes chaps from Whoa Pony Chaps, painted suede fashions from Ewka out of Santa Fe, and handmade by leather artisan and ranch boss Katy Wilkinson, who currently lives in Yellowstone National Park and has 30 years of working with horses.
Western Design tickets are $15 for an Exhibit + Sale day pass; VIP entry and reserved seating at the Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show is available for $125 per person; $50 general admission. All tickets include open bars or daily happy hours.