Fashion Week Minnesota Fall 2018

Boots and trenchcoats come back into rotation as fog descends upon the Minneapolis skyline. Mornings are crisp and leaves are turning shades of gold and red - fall weather is coming and with it comes fall fashion. Below, some of my top picks for FWMN Fall 2018.

Image from  Right Justified  by Ini Iyamba

Image from Right Justified by Ini Iyamba

MN4MN presents Right Justified by Ini Iyamba

Saturday, September 22
Doors – 6:30 pm 
Fashion presentation – 7:30 pm

Ini Iyamba, a co-founder of MN4MN, is launching the Kickstarter for his new menswear collection as part of FWMN. The collection, Right Justified, uses “classic lines, subtle edge, and a great attention to authenticity and detail.” I am very looking forward to the sneak peek of this collection. MN4MN has brought a lot of great Minnesota makers to a wider audience since its first event in 2014 and I am eager to see the collection from Ini. 

It looks like there is a promotion for a discount and giveaway raffle with email signup at

Image by  Fulbekloset .

Image by Fulbekloset.

Fulbe Couture by Fulbekloset Fashion Show

Monday, September 24
Doors - 6:30 PM 
Show - 7:00 PM

Fulbekloset is a fashion line at an accessible price point that offers modern takes on rich African heritage. This heritage is also preserved by using fabrics from Africa. The name comes from the term “Fulbe”, which refers to the Fula ethnic group (Fulani) found in parts of Africa such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Chad. Fulbekloset makes vibrant clothes for men and women and I can’t wait to see what they show on the runway.

Image from  Local Coterie .

Image from Local Coterie.

Local Coterie

Tuesday, September 26 
6:00 - VIP Doors 
7:00 - General Admission Doors 
7:30 - Seating 
7:40 - Show

Local Coterie is an event showcasing ready-to-wear clothing from Minnesota-based brands like Alma Mia, Joeleen Torvick, Tessa Louise, Way the Label, Scott Lehmann, ACG, and Slate Collective. Also, emerging brands Mx Apparel and 1004 will make their runway debut. These are great designers each bringing something distinctive and wearable to their clients. I have written about Tessa Louise and ACG for CityPages and in fact, the tunic I am wearing right now is something I bought from ACG. There is so much to love about each of these brands and I am so excited for them to show off their latest collections. 

There will be an opportunity to shop the runway after the show. If there is something that gets you excited when it walks past on the runway, support the person who made it by buying it! Fashion shows and the brands in them would not exist without people actually buying the clothes presented.

Bonus: MidCentury Modified

MidCentury Modified is a pop-up vintage shop at the Food Building offering same day modifications.  It’s free to attend and any garments bought can be embroidered by Dinosaur Hampton or altered/tailored by Morgan Potter for the ultimate custom fit. 

See you tonight at the (free) FWMN kickoff event, #Minnstafashion, at the W Minneapolis Foshay!