April is the month of forward-thinking fashion in Raleigh, with both Redress Raleigh and Art to Wear taking place only a few days apart.  If you’re into local fashion and artful designs, then you should be in Raleigh from April 12th to 15th so you won’t miss out on either of these unique fashion events.

Art to Wear is an eclectic show that emphasizes a fusion of art and fashion, making it anything but your typical fashion show.  Taking place on April 12th at 7 p.m., this show started out with a mere 100 spectators in 2002 and has now grown to an audience of more than 3,500 who will flock to Reynolds Coliseum.  This is a collaborative show between N.C. State’s College of Design and College of Textiles, and the designers are students of the colleges.  Tickets to this 10th anniversary event are only $5 to $25, or are free to students with a valid student ID.

Redress Raleigh is an ecologically conscious fashion show that challenges designers to factor environmental impact into their concepts.  Eco-friendly designers will showcase fashions crafted from recycled or manufactured materials and that use eco-friendly fabrics and production processes. The focus of the event is to create wearable eco-fashion, so don’t expect to see designs made of cardboard or plastic.  The show will be held on April 15th at 8 p.m. in the Edenton Street United Methodist Church.  Tickets for this event are only $15 to $25.

What’s not to love about a fashionable four-day stay in Raleigh?  For more information about what you can do in between shows, view visitRaleigh.com.