José Andrés graces Asheville's Chow Chow Culinary Festival

José Andrés graces Asheville's Chow Chow Culinary Festival
So much fun at the astonishing world class "Chow Chow" Food Festival, in Asheville. Enriched by the presence of internationally acclaimed chef and humanitarian, José Andrés , who was gracious enough to accept the scarf I had created for him, containing  the logos of all his restaurants.  Thanks to Katie Button, Felix and all the creators for such a memorable event. Bravo!!! The event included so many wonderful events, restaurants and breweries of Asheville form education to indulging. Wendy Newman Designs had the honor of creating the first Chow Chow Scarf, leggings, kimono and umbrella for the festival. 

Chow Chow Scarf

The Limited Edition, Chow Chow scarf, created by Asheville photographer/fashion designer, Wendy Newman, starts with her original photographs of 38 vegetables (Look closely and find the cabbage, garlic, onions, okra, peppers, squash blossoms, radicchio, rosemary, artichokes, carrots and more) that can create the piquant slaw. She then deconstructs the photos and re images them into mandalas (an ancient Tibetan art form, using a multi-layering process, taking up to 10 hours per mandala) and then collages them onto silk and other fabrics which are then made into scarves, leggings, kimonos, and reverse/hands free umbrellas, all available at the Chow Chow Makers Market and

The perfect accessory and memory of Chow Chow.


100% Pure Silk and hand rolled hem  

Wendy will be donating all profits from the“Chow Chow” scarf to Haywood Street Downtown Welcome Table where our community members in need can find food, dignity and nourishment for the soul.” Link:

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