mnfashion week… it does exist.

For the first time ever, we have an entire WEEK devoted to local creative talents in the Twin Cities. What was once a Wednesday-Sunday gig every fall and spring has turned Saturday – Saturday. Hooray! MN Fashion just posted the schedule of events and I now present you with my fashion week itinerary, which includes a few pre-week festivities. Go out and support your local designers!

April 9: MNfashion Week Preview Party. Unfortunately, this one is invite only. But I was invited…

April 11: ENVISION: Spring 2009. Runway and hair show featuring Amanda Christine, Bothdol fashion by Nyamal Both, Cliché, Drama, Jenny Carle, Joynoelle, Kjurek Couture, kru$h velvet, Local Motion, Peloria, PFT Couture, Re-evolution by Sarah Holm, Renate, Russell Bourrienne and V-State. The show is at Graves 601, tickets are available day of and online at

April 17: Exclusively Spring. Features the Kjuerk Couture [See Kimberly Kjurek in the March issue of Twin Cities Luxury & Fashion] spring collection and accessories by Adrienne. Hurry and grab your tickets, seated VIP seats are only $15!  W Hotel Minneapolis.

April 15: Voltage CD Listening Party. Club Jaeger. 10p.

April 20: Twin City Scene Mixer @ Urban Bean

April 21: Laura Fulk spring collection, Suffocate, debut at The Lab Theater. $15, 6:30 – 10p, runway 8p.

April 22: Sky Garden Fashion Mixer. Free. 7-9p. Eitel City Apartments.

April 24: Voltage: Fashion Amplified. The biggest event of the week features the designs of 15 locals. And the music of 5 fabulous local bands. This is the do not miss event! If you can only pick one (and you are 21) this is the one! Tickets are $25 now and $30 at the door. First Avenue. 8p, runway 9p. After party in the main room to follow.

I will spend the remaining days of mnfw trunk show and boutique hopping depending on my work schedule. il Vostro and Cliche all have events on Saturday and Sunday that look excellent!

Check out these sites for more info and the full schedule:


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