If you're tired of runway looks that are impossible to pull off on the mean streets of Minneapolis, you won't have any gripes about the Crosswalk Fashion Show. Masquerading as a fun shopping experience, the show begins inside Cliché. Models will parade collections by local designers Tender Cuts, Kathryn V, and Nikki English. But soon thereafter, the event takes a turn and abruptly moves past the crowds and onto the streets, attempting to cause a stir at the crosswalks of 24th Street and Lyndale Avenue in the Wedge neighborhood. It's at this point that rubbernecking drivers, high-fashion models, and pseudo-paparazzi turn the intersection into a spontaneous spectacle. This isn't Cliché's first crosswalk rodeo; they pulled together a street fashion runway earlier this summer as a quirky, interactive spin on traditional fashion shows. Admission is free and during the event all merchandise is 10 percent off. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided.
Thu., Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m., 2010