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Made in the USA

Summer 2012 Feature
While examples of re-shoring are widespread, a handful of New Orleans designers stand out in their unique plights to sew “Made in the U.S.A.” tags into their garments. Designer Lisa Iacono of production warehouse Nola Sewn “fell into” her current role as a warehouse owner. After years of New York experience, the designer, who had previously interned with couture designer Suzanne Perron, was itching to return: “I asked Suzanne if I could come back, and she ...read more

Ask the Artist: Stephán Wanger of Galeria Alegria

Winter 2011 Column
Art innovator Stephán Wanger transforms one man’s Mardi Gras trash into another man’s pictorial treasure. The artist and proprietor of the New Orleans art gallery Galeria Galeria Alegria, achieves this feat of material conversion with talent and aplomb, meticulously arranging recycled Mardi Gras beads into vibrant mosaics. The results are ...read more