When coming up with a name for their fledgling Carnival krewe, Krewe Boheme’s president and co-founder Francesca Brennan says she and the other members of the creative team “literally Googled ‘artistic misfit,’” a label they affectionately apply to themselves. “Google was like, ‘Oh, you mean you’re bohemian?’” she says. And the 1920s-Parisian-absinthe-dream-rendered-in-a-Toulouse-Lautrec-painting-inspired krewe was born.

“[We] just wanted to do something different,” she says. “We wanted a more artistic krewe without a lot of the [specific sub-] themes, so each innerkrewe can do what they want and present [themselves] to the city in a way that makes sense to them.”

The innerkrewes will shower the crowd with unique throws. Brennan says sustainability is a tenet of Krewe Boheme, so throws are a combination of handmade and upcycled goods, such as the Krewe of King James’ bejeweled and beglittered 45 rpm records, the Krewe of Goddesses’ hand-painted oyster shells and the Merry Antoinettes’ decked-out hand fans.

Paradegoers can expect to see handcrafted floats interspersed with brass bands as the procession winds its way through the French Quarter. The inaugural parade is helmed by the artist, musician and drag performer Vincent DeFonte, better known by his stage name Vinsantos. When the innerkrewe captains and board members came together to choose someone to reign as Krewe Boheme’s inaugural Supreme Fairy (“Grand Marshal” to us plebeians), DeFonte won the popular vote by a landslide.

“He really encompasses a lot of what we stand for — body positivity, sex positivity,” Brennan says. “He’s a good community leader, he’s an advocate for some of the foundations that we want to align ourselves with, and he’s funny as shit. … It was just a natural fit.”