[Pictured: A look by Ivan Idland from Voltage 2011. Photo by Mary O'Regan/Art of Wore]
On a personal note, I had been with the show every year as Lead Stylist, helping curate the lineup of fashion designers, accessories designers, and overall styling since 2007. I, along with nearly every other crew member (most of whom had been with the show since the beginning) had also resigned from the show, so this came to no surprise to me. If Voltage were to continue, it'd continue in a different format with a completely new team. The door is open for Voltage to return, but it's safe to say it's the end of an era.
On the upside, MNfashion has decided to focus their energy on the newly-rebranded Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Fashion Week (formerly MNfashion Week), happening February 19-26. Visit mnfashion.org for forthcoming lineup to be announced, and Twin Cities Daily Planet for the full story.