Raw & Refined: Southern Culture, Couture, and Cuisine

Libbie Summers & Leisa Cole


The South is a great expanse of fecund land, and its culture is rich with raw contrasts that pit a Southerner’s sensibilities and refinement against his thirst for adventure. Southern fashion is shaped by these contrasts. It’s precisely these full throttle experience of life that’s making the Southern lifestyle the focus of so much renewed interest and envy…Southern is the new black.