Fashion Week MN is here! Today marks the start of the 4th season under the current direction. #FWMN is a semi-annual initiative from a collective of independent producers and designers with a mission of community engagement and celebrating the best designers, brands, retailers, stylists, and producers in the Minnesota fashion industry through a series of public events.
Kicking off the week is Envision, one of the largest and most highly anticipated events celebrating fashion in the Twin Cities. Envision brings its Spring 2017 season to Machine Shop on Friday, April 21.
Dubbed “best fashion show” by Star Tribune, Envision has been a steady force in Minnesota fashion for over a decade. The event’s 21st season will showcase current collections from some of the best fashion brands in the Twin Cities.
Friday, April 21st 8pm-11pm / VIP Entry at 7pm / Show 9pm
The Machine Shop, 300 2nd Street SE | NE Minneapolis
Hosted by Tricia Heuring and John Mark
Music by Sarah White
Afterparty 11pm- 2am / Honey | 205 E Hennepin Ave | NE Minneapolis
Fashion enthusiasts can expect an impeccably curated presentation of style, fashion, hair, makeup, music and glam.
This Season's runway looks will be curated by stylist, Paige Frandsen, with hair by HAUS Salon and makeup led by Andrea Holton.
Staying true to their intention for the event to serve as a source of inspiration and trend-spotting, Envision will show current Spring 2017 collections.
The runway show will feature Spring/Summer collections from the following local designers: ACG, Cliche, Emily Trevor, Form Over Function, George Moskal, Idle Child, Kindred Folk, Kyra Deva, Reinier Vigoa and Sarah Furnae . Accessories designers and boutiques include: Aldo, Goorin Bros., Mona Williams, Rewind, SEE Eyewear and Stephanie Lake Design.ertrevor.com
The intimate and industrial setting of Envision Spring 2017's new venue, Machine Shop, will bring Envision's modern approach to runway production to life. Located in the heart of Minneapolis’ historic Saint Anthony district, this magical venue has been carefully restored, keeping the original 1916 architectural details intact while introducing contemporary luxury.
A portion of the event proceeds, 100% of the silent auction and $1 of every presale ticket will benefit non-profit partner, Public Functionary.
Ticket prices range from $30-$80 and can be purchased at www.vitalculture.com/events/detail/3341
They also usually have GA still available at the door.
What to wear-
Honestly, when it comes to fashion events, almost anything goes!
A couple key guidelines I like to go by: Don't wear jeans unless it's at a super casual venue (like a brewery) or you dress them up. I usually try to follow the dress code for the venue. Show your own sense of style and personally in your look. Wear amazing shoes but make sure they are comfortable.
To further help you put your look together, I put together this Pinterest board for inspiration:
Here are my looks from the last few Envision shows.
For the full fashion week lineup check out www.fashionweekmn.com