Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2007
Congratulations to the Voltage team on a spectacular event! This year's show was a rousing success, showcasing some of the best fashion design and music in the Twin Cities. Designers Katherine Gerdes and Hyper Lush were particular crowd favorites. Gerdes presented jersey cocktail dresses that were washable, wearable and completely accessible. Hyper Lush exploded on the runway with neon and unconventional materials, clearly uninterested in mass appeal. The two lines were at opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, and reminded the audience of the remarkable variety within the Cities' design community.
The bands, designers, models and stylists deserve every second of attention that the show afforded them, but l' é toile would especially like to congratulate the production team. Creating, organizing and executing an event like Voltage is an incredible undertaking, and it's often the people who work the hardest who are the least celebrated. To all of you behind the scenes folks: Thank you. Congratulations. And please, do it again next year.
Photos by Andrew Evans