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Fresh Traditions IX Fashion Show

Center for Hmong Arts & Talent's (CHAT) is proud to celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota with Fresh Traditions IX Fashion Show, a culturally infused event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. Paul’s Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Fresh Traditions is the Twin Cities’ only Hmong inspired fashion event exhibiting the creativity, originality, and quality of work by Hmong fashion designers.

Made possible with assistance from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Arts Challenge, this one-of-a kind fashion show provides guests with the opportunity to view exclusive collections from six emerging Hmong American designers as they take on the featured challenge—creating a garment in which traditional Hmong textiles must be incorporated in a contemporary form.

Created in 2006, Fresh Traditions has maintained its presence as a highlighted community event while transitioning into a sustaining program of CHAT that provides Hmong designers with a platform and resources for professional development. The support of the Knight Foundation enables Fresh Traditions to deliver high quality experiences for the advancement of Hmong designers.

For more information about registering and attending, visit

This year's featured designers are: June Yang Gungsing, Yuri Xiong, Pachia Vang, Bao Yang, and design duo, Kia Kehrer and Pahoua Xiong.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
Where: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul 55102


Tickets are expected to sell out so act quick!


About Fresh Traditions Fashion Show
The history of Hmong art is rooted and sewn into the fabrics of traditional Hmong clothing where the unique combination of vibrant colors and textures makes the Hmong identifiable. Fresh Traditions was originally created as a fundraiser in 2006 as a result of the increasing interest in the fashion industry by Hmong artists.

About the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT)
CHAT is the first and only multidisciplin ary Hmong arts organization in the United States. CHAT exists to nurture, explore and illuminate the Hmong American experience through artistic expressions. CHAT envisions a vibrant community where Hmong American artists are inspired to share their perspectives, valued for their creative contributions, and empowered to challenge life’s boundaries. For more, please visit

About Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformation al ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundati


Interested in sponsoring, donating, being an ambassador, or volunteering at FT9 Fashion Show? Email Fres Thao @ [email protected] for more information.

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