Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MNfashion Week Preview Party

by Beth Hammarlund
photos by Stacy Schwartz

Local fashion insiders were treated to a sneak peek of what to expect from the upcoming Fall 2010 MNfashion Week at a preview event at Honey Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday night. The event gave designers, buyers and MNfashion supporters the opportunity to rub shoulders with one another in an intimate setting - and get a glimpse of what's to come via an informal runway show. As is often the case at local fashion events, the sartorially gifted attendees practically served as their own fashion parade.

[A fall 2010 look from Danielle Everine]

A brief runway presentation served as a teaser for the upcoming events, with featured pieces ranged from delicate dresses to heavy knits and coats suited for Minnesota Novembers. Looks by Raul Osorio and Danielle Everine whet the audience’s palette for their upcoming runway show, "Pale Rider." The event is easily one of the most highly anticipated events of MNfashion Week, and Osorio's and Everine’s previewed looks didn’t disappoint. Expect beautiful tailoring and plenty of drama from their collections.

[A fall 2010 look by Raul Osorio]

[A fall 2010 look by "Envision: Artopia" designer ArielSimone]

[A Spring 2011 look by "Envision: Artopia" designer Christopher Straub]

[A fall 2010 look by Cliche "Crosswalk" designer Tender Cuts]

Though the event was brimming with eye candy, its ultimate purpose was to build excitement for the MNfashion Week Fall 2010. Considering the number of attendants seen scribbling down times and dates in their calendars, it was a definite success and a sign of good things to come.

Click here for more photos by Stacy Schwartz for MNfashion.

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