Saturday, July 31, 2010

August 2010 Fashion Events

It's August and summer is still in full throttle. There are more fashion events this year than ever before. Here's a quick run-down of the ones worth marking on your calendars.

[Glamorama 2009 Image by Stephen Stephens/Digital Crush]

Friday, August 6: Macy's Glamorama
Macy Gray headlines this long-running fashion show, but the fashions are what's it really all about. From Jean Paul Gaultier to Versace for men to Sportmax to Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti, it's the biggest international fashion event that takes place in Minneapolis. New additions this year is a highly choreographed show opener by choreographer-to-the-stars Brian Friedman and costumes by former Project Runway contestant Chris March. And the after party on the eighth floor of Macy's downtown is one of the biggest, most over-the-top parties of the year.
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $60-175 (After party + show tickets start at $175)
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av., Mpls. 612-339-7007.
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[Flyer design by Caroline Royce]

Wednesday, August 11: vitaminwaterZERO presents...FLOURISH Rooftop Fashion Show
7 new flavors...7 designers...7 one-of-a-kind couture designs. I'm helping to produce this fashion show based on vitaminwaterZERO's seven new flavors. With designs from Calpurnia Peach, Laura Fulk, Emma Berg, Max Lohrbach, Ivan Idland, Danielle Everine and Kerry Riley (Needle & Black), plus jewelry from ROX by Robyne Robinson and styling from yours truly and the Aveda Institute on the gorgeous Skygarden rooftop of the Crowne Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, DJ Jonathan Ackerman, and yummy vitaminwaterZERO cocktails.
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Location: Crowne Plaza Skygarden, 618 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612-338-2288.
[Me and Emma Berg at last year's boat party with Attitude City DJs]

Saturday, August 14: Attitude City Yacht Club
Okay, so it's not an actual fashion event - but as an attendee of each of these boat parties for the past four years, it's definitely one of the biggest opportunities to dress to a theme of the year (not to mention one of the biggest parties). Attitude City's Jeff DuBuis and Karl Frankowski head up the turntables with a guest roster of some of the hottest DJs in town. Tickets go fast - they are to go on sale on Monday or Tuesday this week. Watch facebook for updates.
Time: 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tickets: $35; available soon at
Location: Boat departs from Harriet Island, 700 Sibley St. NE., St. Paul.
More info: Facebook event invite

[Flyer art by Courtney Thomas]

Friday, August 20: Libertine Asylum Presents "The Deep: A Perilous Underwater Adventure"
The Libertine Asylum is at it again, and this time the steampunk collective is taking on an inventive new theme: Under the sea. The fashion show and event features new underwater-themed designs by steampunk designers Blasphemina's Closet, Scoundrelle's Keep, and jewelry designer Bionic Unicorn, as well as jugglers, sirens, nymphs high fashion mermaids, body painting, and an undersea fantasy photobooth.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8 for 21+, $10 for 18-20.
Location: The Loft at Barfly, 711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
More info: Facebook event invite

Friday, August 20: "Souvenir Portrait"
Local fashion designer Max Lohrbach received a grant from the South Eastern Minnesota Arts Council and the Mantorville Art Guild. With it, he decided to do an installed illustration: a life-size, 2 and 3D illustration featuring new garments and paintings. The exhibition runs through September 19.
Time: 5-8 p.m. Opening reception
Tickets: Free
Location: Mantorville Art Guild, 508 Clay St., Mantorville, MN
More info: Facebook event invite

[Amanda Christine F/W 2010 Photo: Rod Hasse]

Thursday, August 26: Amanda Christine Pret-a-Porter F/W 2010 Fashion Show
Be sure to get this show from the prolific local fashion designer on your calendars now. Her Fall 2010 collection is inspired by the classical American beauty in a modern women's lifestyle. Soft draped silk dresses, structured ruffles, and flattering feminine pleating create a line of wearable dresses and separates for every occasion. The runway event will also feature a Cliche runway segment styled by Andrea Oseland, and the new handbag line collaboration between KJurek Couture and Amanda Christine.
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door / $25 VIP
Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis
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Monday, August 30 & Tuesday, August 31: Lady Gaga at Xcel
Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" tour is without a doubt the most stylish concert of the year. Within the last year, Gaga’s celebrity has gotten bigger than ever, and her style has gotten more and more haute-couture. Her "little monsters" (as her fans are known) have a thing for going all-out on their outfits at her shows, so it's definitely a "what to wear?" event. It only took a matter of days for the pop cipher to sell out her first show at the Xcel (a second was quickly added).
Time: 8 p.m. both nights
Tickets: $51.50-$177
Location: Xcel Energy Center, W. 7th St. & Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800.
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