Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week: The Shows

The Shows, produced by MNfashion, have traditionally been among the most highly anticipated events of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week. This season is no exception. Pieces from some of the most talented local designers' spring/summer 2013 collections will be featured, and both established and up-and-coming talents will share their fashions. Due to past years' successes, the Shows have expanded to three nights, and are expected to sell out. "The Shows are highly produced runway events that are similar to what you might see at New York Fashion Week," says Katie Schutrop, public relations manager for MNfashion. "They are the most attended event during MNfashion Week, and the fact that we're able to expand these shows is a really great outlook for the design scene here." On Tuesday, designers Lindsey Hopkins, Nicole Larson, and Christopher Straub will showcase their collections. Straub, who competed on Project Runway and has created a line exclusively for Maurices, will headline the show with around 20 looks. Larson, who was involved in MNfashion's Emerging Designer Showcase and Little Black Dress events last season, finds inspiration in costume design and is known for creating avant-garde pieces with interesting silhouettes. Hopkins, who participated in the Fashion/Next show as part of New York Fashion Week in 2011, will make her MNfashion Week debut this season. Her collection is inspired by vintage photographs. Wednesday night's show will feature Marissa Bridges and Adrienne Yancy, and Thursday will bring the looks of Emma Berg and Samantha Rei to the runway. (Christopher Straub, photo by Bethany Young)
Tue., Sept. 25, 6:30-9 p.m., 2012

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