Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In review: Fashion goes around the world in "A Holiday Bazaar"

Though it took place in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, Saturday night's "A Holiday Bazaar" fashion show took the audience on a trip around the world. The brainchild of fashion producer and stylist Grant Whittaker and choreographer Myron Johnson (both of Glamorama and Ballet of the Dolls fame), the five-segment, briskly-paced show took inspiration from some of the world's top fashion cities: Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo and Beverly Hills. The show offered production values (including video interludes and a stellar roster of Vision models) and an attention to detail not found in most local fashion shows. But in the end, it was all about the clothes, culled from the racks of designer resale stores gh2, June, Rags From Riches, Second Debut, Fashion Avenue and Rodeo Drive, all of which gave guests the chance to shop the looks via mini popup shops following the show. And with Whittaker's statement-making styling, wearable designer pieces were transformed into theatrical moments of high fashion, boldly making the case for affordable style in the Twin Cities.

[Photos by Ed Neaton for City Pages]

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