• about the concept
Rococo will be showcasing a pirate theme. Incorporating old script & scrolls to add to the rustic aesthetic, all while dolling it up with funky colors & stripes to give it some Rococo spunk!
• About the sponsor
Rococo Boutique peddles life, art, fun and serious design from its comfortable storefront on the corner of Market Square. The business, which takes its name from the over-the-top design style popularized in late 18th century France, specializes in custom design work, art, fashion and home décor. You can commission a smart new business logo or wall-sized mural from Rococo, or you can pick up a statement T-shirt or a hand-crafted pair of jewelry for an instant day brightener. Bringing a smile to the faces of its patrons is also the job of Queen Fifi, the shop's personable and regal French Bulldog.
HOURS: Tues. – Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Sun. 12 a.m – 6 p.m.
• About the artist
After completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the only American selected to complete a Master of Fashion Design Advanced from Polimoda Institute in Florence, Italy (board members including Santo Versace, Ferrucio Ferragamo, collaborating with Gucci, Cavalli, and Missoni), Courtney Coffey made her way back to Manhattan with an eagerness for the uncommon and unusual. While in Florence her designs were featured alongside Pierre Cardin, Soprani, Pinko, and Love Sex Money.
When she returned from Europe she worked for high fashion designer Anna Sui, Corp in illustrating and NYC Fashion Week fiascos. She sprung back to the south and became a Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at the International Academy of Design and Technology for 4 years in Nashville, TN teaching young artisans. There she was nominated for the 2010 CEC Corporation "Educator of the Year" as well as featured in the 2011 Nashville Film Festival Documentary "From Sag to Swag: The Power of Dress" by Gloria Respress-Churchwell. In 2011 she returned to her hometown of Knoxville, TN to raise her beautiful daughter; she is here to make her mark on the retail community and create a place of sanction for the talented near and afar.
In the summer of 2012 Rococo Boutique opened its corner store in Knoxville, TN just off the Market Streets bustling Square. It has subsequently been featured in publications not only for its products but also for its unique interior and story.