Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Spring has sprung and Minnesota's very own fashion week is upon us. Believe it or not, there's more to the Twin Cities' sartorial substance than Mukluks and North Face parkas. Minnesota is overflowing with talented artists and designers, perhaps due to the impossibly long winter. Nothing brings out the creativity like an intense case of cabin fever. Minnesota Fashion Week features the very best of the bunch. I'm particularly excited for Laura Fulk's first solo show Suffocate, which will be presented this very evening. And this year Voltage: Fashion Amplified is actually on a Friday. Thank God, cause that it just too much fun for a school night. Check out the What's What Fashion Guide for further details.


@ The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
The North Loop

Reception 6:30-7:30 / Runway Show at 8 / All Ages / $15

Twin Cities fashion designer Laura Fulk's first solo show is an event not to be missed. Known for her architectural constructions that act as both social commentary and conceptual art, this three-time Voltage alum and award winning designer brings together multiple mediums in one seamless show (no pun intended). Tattoo artist Jay Langer and painter Melissi Breitenfeldt have provided imagery to be digitally printed on Fulk's eco-friendly garments, further blurring the line between art and fashion. Produced by the thoughtful minds and curators behind local website http://www.mplsart.com/, Suffocate is sure to be a high-concept, fantastical affair. Visit the Lab Theater site for tickets.

Sky Park Fashion Mixer

@ Eitel Building City Apartments
1367 Willow St.

7-9pm / Free
The fashion-forward chicas of l'étoile magazine and Secrets of the City have been your stylish sages and the authority on quirky and cool weekly events since their web launches. So for tonight's mixer, expect nothing less than a shindig of the same fabulous caliber! Head to the gorgeous Eitel Building City Apartment’s Sky Park and Clubhouse to mingle with style-minded locals and ladies from l’étoile, Secrets of the City, and The Fashion Group International. Snack on complimentary treats from Joe's Garage and sip drinks provided by Sacre Bleu wine and Crispin on Ice. While you’re there, enter to win a pair of tix to the most talked-about event of MNfashion Week, Voltage: Fashion Amplified.

Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2009

@ First Ave
701 1st Ave. N

8 PM/ 21+/ $25 Advance, $30 At the Door

The crown jewel of Spring FashionWeek, tonight's showcase of talented locals mixes fashion, music and style, making Voltage: Fashion Amplified worth every hyped-over minute. Featuring the bands Maria Isa, Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles, Gospel Gossip, First Communion Afterparty, Mercurial Rage wearing outfits styled by Grayline, Jenny Carle Designs, Emily Melchert, Jodelle Gerdes, and Standard Issue Clothing with Branch Office Design; and the fabulous Spring lines of runway designers 2709, Allison Quinnell, Amanda Christine, Arwyn Birch, Calpurnia Peach, Carmichael Claith, Emily Weich, Ivan Idland, Maritza Ramirez, and Max Lohrbach. Voltage entry price not only gets you in to the hottest fashion party in town, but snags your copy of the 2009 Look Book, a MP3 Download Card of the Voltage 2009 Complilation CD, and access to the after party in the mainroom. Grab your tickets quick because this event may very well sell out, if past years are any indicator!Voltage: Fashion Amplified is co-sponsored by l'etoile magazine!

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