Since the FWMN calendar was first announced, so many more amazing events have been added.
I wanted to take a minute to pick some favorites from round two!
1) Queen Anna Boutique Opening
Sunday, April 23
A new North Loop boutique from the founder of One Posh Closet, Queen Anna will carry contemporary brands like YFB of Young Fabulous and Broke, KES, LAMARQUE, and Chan Luu. The opening night party, “Enter the Scene” will include bites, bubbly, beverages, and insight on the vision behind the brand.
2) LaChouChou Presents: Live Fashion Gallery
Wednesday, April 26
After the success of the first LaChouChou Live Fashion Gallery at Clockwerks Brewing, Jessica Jones and Mercedes Bergman are bringing the second installment to the Food Building during FWMN. Live models will showcase clothing from Duchess of Whittier, Mercedes Bergman Designs, Abbie Kenyon, D8AGirl by Monica Lyon, Nine56 by Meg Floersch, and Coty Clothing Company.
The idea, says Jones, is "to get close to the clothes and enjoy them as art.” Too many times, a runway segment is not enough to really get a sense of the garment, find out who created it, and how to get one for yourself. In addition to a four-look mini collection, each designer will be showcasing one unconventional material look, inspired by one of the Food Building makers - Red Table Meat Co, Baker's Field Flour & Bread, and The Beez Kneez.
In addition to local food and fashion, local artist Rya DeMulder will be creating a look inspired by event partner, Friends of the Boundary Waters, supporting preservation of the natural beauty of Minnesota’s wilderness. There will be passed appetizers and a cash bar to enjoy as you mingle with makers, models, and more. Tickets to the Live Fashion Gallery are $25 and are available here.
3) Raul Osorio Collection Presentation
Thursday, April 27
The only event this season solely featuring menswear, Raul Osorio’s latest collection will be presented in a "minimalist fashion presentation” at Jetset. The free presentation will begin at 8pm, with doors at 7:30. After the presentation, stick around to enjoy a live DJ and mingle with fellow fashion enthusiasts.
Also, I am very, very excited about a dress I bought from Georgiedda/Goodiewealth that is being embroidered as I type. I’ll be wearing it to Envision! Stay tuned 🔌 🔌 🔌