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Cliche's Crosswalk takes street fashion to a new level. Image courtesy event organizers

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Spring Fashion Week MN 2018

Daily from April 19-29
Time Varies
Check fashionweekmn.com for ticket prices
Barhopping, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Fashion and Style, Festivals

Fashion Week has returned for 10 days of glam parties, pop-up shopping, unique fashion shows, and more. Whether you’re on a budget, looking for sustainable items, or just love finding clothes you don’t see at a mall, there’s something to pique your interest. Things kick off on Thursday with #MinnstaFashion at the W Minneapolis (821 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis). This party will showcase the work of five emerging designers, and will feature pop-up shops, cocktails, and plenty of camera-ready setups perfect for the ’gram. The party is free, and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Slate Collective: Session 01 will offer new classic minimalist pieces. A few items will feature collaborations with local visual artists. Tickets to this event—6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 23—run from $15 to $50 at Le Meridien Chambers (901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Workerby’s Gray Matter Series is on Monday during the same hours. At this free happening at Winsome Goods (201 Sixth St. SE #2, Minneapolis), you’ll find a variety of shops with new wares, including lipsticks from local maker Elixery, hats and scarves by artist and millner Anna Lee, and paintings and photography by Lauren Krysti. On Tuesday, things get weird at Flagrant: Fashion on the Fringe, a night featuring five designers creating bad-ass looks for the differently dressed. Think burlesque costumes, gender-neutral threads, and posh-punk stylings. The show is at Phoenix Theater (2605 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Next week’s events include plus-size fashions, Cliché’s crosswalk runway show with models marching down the street, and a night celebrating Afrofuturism. Find tickets and more info at fashionweekmn.com