Forty-5 designs at ArtWalk

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Article Published: Nov. 1, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 1, 2012
Forty-5 designs at ArtWalk

Cara Morris's designer workout clothes are now available at ArtWalk in downtown Boone.

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Cara Morris’ heritage put her on a design path early in life.

Her grandfather was a successful hat designer in the 1950s, and her mother was known to sew many of her own clothes.

Now, that design path has led to ArtWalk in downtown Boone, where Morris’s company, Forty-5, will showcase her self-designed workout clothes.

According to Morris, Forty-5 evolved naturally after she started designing her own workout clothes. She soon discovered that other people loved those designs, their versatility catching the attention of boutique owners, who wanted an active wear line that offered fashion and comfort.

Morris studied design at the Art Institute of Charlotte. She started sewing in her early 20s, everything from quilts to Halloween costumes. Through the years, she has explored many art mediums, including graphic design and photography.

According to Morris, “Forty-5 active wear has dimension and texture for women who want fashion, versatility and comfort. Our styles range from subtle designs to vibrant patterns. All designs are custom patterns sewn locally in Charlotte.”

Forty-5 can also be found in several boutique clothing stores and fitness studios throughout the Southeast.

Morris’s line of designs are currently being showcased at ArtWalk, located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone.

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