THROWBACK THURSDAY: Minnesota Fashion Week Envision Show
Minnesota Fashion Week (#FWMN) was just a couple weeks ago and contained beautiful shows curated by even more wonderful boutiques and people. This week's Throwback Thursday celebrates the first big fashion event held early on during Fashion Week: Envision.
The Envision fashion show features local designers and was curated by stylist Paige Frandsen. It was held in The Machine Shop, a posh industrial space in the trendy in North East Minneapolis. Each designer displayed roughly six looks that they created for the show. Before each designer, a short clip played discussing their design process and inspiration for the collection. The featured designers were: ACG, Cliche, Emily Trevor, Form Over Function, George Moskal, Idle Child, Kindred Folk, Kyra Deva, Reinier Vigoa and Sarah Furnae.
Accessory designers and boutiques included Aldo, Goorin Bros, Holly Forrey, Mona Williams, SEE Eyewear, and Stephanie Lake Design (which is also sold at Mona Williams and is lovely... you really should go and look at it). The lovely hair was taken on by Haus Salon and stunning makeup led by Andrea Holton.
Here is a few of the early looks from the show and a look at the pamphlet. John Mark, model for the cover photo as well as co-host of the event was truly hilarious and provided photography and videography for the show.
Reinier Vigoa had classic silhouettes with a modern twist with an on trend focus on the cold shoulder. The romper had to be one of my favorite pieces from the night but everything was beautiful and crafted with exceptional quality.
Kyra Deva focused on summer lines and silk silhouettes. The floral designs and stripes are the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe. Not to mention, we always love a good jumpsuit and the sapphire color is gorgeous.
Cliche focused on trendy resort wear. After seeing this collection, all I wanted was a red neck scarf while on my boat in the riviera. The bright pinks and reds complimented well with the soft blues. Overall, it was a collection we could see people wearing everyday.
George Moskal had much more daring lines and shapes to accentuate the female form. Their use of slashes and cut outs in the dresses gave them a more striking appearance. There was one in particular we were surprised stayed on as well as it dud but they are truly a testament to their creative process and craftsmanship.
Idle Child created a summer beach wear collection inspired by the 1960s and 70s. Cropped flair pants and flowing kimonos evoked memories of warm summer days spent at the beach. The bright green and blue hues gave the collection a connection to the natural world that inspired it.
ACG created the perfect summer swimwear collection. Delicate tops in bold colors combined with flowing shirts and caftans to create the perfect look for a warm summer day spent lounging at the beach.
Sarah Furnae's collection featured bold florals with structured silhouette's. Her use of hair pieces was tied perfectly with the floral prints and bright colors of her fabrics. This collection reminded me of something I would wear while enjoying affogato in the Piazza Navona.
Emily Trevor finished the show with a futuristic collection of full dresses and metallics. The two gowns, one in millenial pink and one in multicolored ruffles, garnered significant praise from the crowd. Her use of metallic fabric and large sleeves was a fresh take on current trends.
Naturally, we also need to show you what we wore for this event. While many of the people that we saw there were dressed in varying levels of formality, we did not opt for the long formal gown. Instead, I chose a nude jumpsuit and wedges since it was such a nice and warm day. I wore it with one of my military jackets in case I got to cold after the show (it ended at 11 PM afterall).