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MN Fashion Week lineup

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Minnesota and fashion are mutually exclusive right? Naw. So maybe a good portion of the state doesn't have much to boast, but Minneapolis is pretty sexy in the pants -- and shirts for that matter. Minnesota Fashion Week started this week and while the hotness may only revolve around the metro area, our roster of local designers and fashionistas is definitely worth checking out and trying on.

Some of the good stuff began this past weekend, including "Exclusively Spring," a fashion show by Kjurek Couture the W. Designer Kimberly Jurek's Spring 2009 collection is filled with free-flowing dresses with inspiration dating back to hippie attitudes and romantic prairies.

On Saturday, Rumours in St. Paul hosted the Spring Fashion Show and Dance Party. Drag Queen Camille Collins was the evening's MC and fashionable twins Coco and Breezy debuted their new line, "Guemela Amor" ("twin love").

Here's what's happening the rest of the week:

Wed. April 22

WHAT: The Walk -- a fashion stroll around Minneapolis by Red Shoe Clothing Co.

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WHERE: Meet at Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

WHEN: 2:00-7:00 p.m.; reception at Chilche 7:00-10:00

COST: Free

WHAT: Sky Park Fashion Mixer--an evening of cocktails and networking by l'etoile magazine and Secrets of the City

WHERE: Sky Park & Sky Club of Eitel Building City Apartments, 1367 Willow St., Mpls.

WHEN: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

COST: Free

Sat. April 25

WHAT: Hale Bob Trunk Show

WHERE: II Vostro Boutique, 5045 France Ave. S., Mpls.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

COST: Free

WHAT: Cliche Open House

WHERE: Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; 7:00-9:00 p.m. DJ and live models

COST: Free

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WHAT: Gray Matter: A Grayline Release Party--debut of Graylilne Clothing's Spring 09 collection

WHERE: Design Collective, 1311 W. 26th St. Mpls.

WHEN: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

COST: Free

WHAT: Elin and Clara Spring/Summer 09 Trunk Show

WHERE: Hot Mama, 3940 W. 50th St., Mpls.

WHEN: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

COST: Free

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WHAT: Russel Bourrienne Spring/Summer Menswear Collection

WHERE: Calhoun Building, 711 W. Lake St., Mpls.

WHEN: 7:00-11:00 p.m.

COST: Free

Sun. April 26

WHAT: Cliche Local Design Salon--VIP shopping event with mini fashion show; must pre-register by calling 612.870.0420

WHERE: Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

COST: Free

WHAT: Foat Design Trunk Show

WHERE: Foat Design Studio, 1828 Marshall St. NE, Mpls.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

COST: Free

WHAT: Ruby3 Bike Ride--dress to impress on this bike tour of Minneapolis

WHERE: Meet at Robot Love, 2648 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

WHEN: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

COST: Free

WHAT: Mimosa Reception for Voltage Designers--meet-n-greet for the public

WHERE: Design Collective, 1311 W. 26th St., Mpls.

WHEN: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

COST: Free