LIVINGSTON — A fashion show of Montana clothing designers will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, as part of the fourth annual Festival of the Thread in Livingston.

During the artist reception, the Cactus Blossom Collective of Livingston, will present a show of handmade clothing and accessories. Five Montana designers will be presenting their collections. After the show, the collections will be exhibited as part of the Festival of the Thread and will be available of sale at Cactus Blossom Collective, located in Livingston at 111 West Callender St.

Montana designers include Bozeman weaver Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis and Laura Lee Laroux of Revivall Clothing, who is inspired by the women of the Wild West and the bygone era of durable clothes.

Two designers are from Livingston: Jordan Reed of Lone Reed Designs and Carly Schoen of MAYDAY Denim specializes in jean jacket revival, embroidery, and denim-centric fiber arts. Using ancient techniques, Reed creates one of a kind pieces of wearable art. Schoen finds escape from the busy world and enjoys the repetition of hand work.

The other designer, from Missoula, is Julia LaTray of DonkeyGirl, who started her design studio after winning a local fashion design contest.

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