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.
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 http://rightjustifiedfashion.com/.
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.
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.
See you tonight at the (free) FWMN kickoff event, #Minnstafashion, at the W Minneapolis Foshay!