601 First Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Category: Hotels and Resorts
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
This Friday, MNfashion will commence its Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week with ENVISION: Artopia at Graves 601 Hotel. Designer Marissa Bridges, who started her titular brand five years ago, will be returning for her second year at the event. Her fall/winter collection, Casual Luxe, will feature seven complete looks, including three dresses and a mix of tops and skirts. "It's the idea of luxury fabrics made in a more casual way," Bridges says. "You can mix and match the pieces to dress them up or down." Other local designers and boutiques showing pieces include Atmosfere, Caroline Hayden, Claire Ward, Cliché, Cocoon by Elizabeth Geisler, Idle Child, Jenny Carle, Karma Boutique, Kjurek, Martin Patrick3, Roe Wolfe, and Tessa Louise. Prior to the runway show, guests can sip cocktails, bid on silent auction items, shop City Pages Dressing Room's pop-up boutique, and browse art curated by RAW Visual Artist Gallery. An official after-party will be held at Cosmos on the fourth floor of the hotel, with free admission for all event attendees. For tickets and more info, visit www.envisionmpls.com. 8 p.m. VIP admission. (Pictured: Design by Marissa Bridges at last year's event)
Fri., Sept. 20, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2013