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FW MN Spring 2024 is returning to the Twin Cities in full bloom April 14th-20th!

Updated: Apr 15


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FWMN Kick off Photo from @ leslielovespockets

Hello Readers! Being initially from Minnesota, I get excited every spring to see what's happening for FWMN! I am pleased to share their most recent press release and that Inside Fashion Design will be following the events! I am also pleased to hear that their ethos fosters financial sustainability, enriches their local fashion ecosystem, and placing priority on supporting designers. FW MN Spring 2024 is returning to the Twin Cities in full bloom April 14th-20th!


Below, you will learn 6 ways Fashion Week MN is committed to placing designers at the heart of their endeavors, acknowledging them as the driving force behind our event.


March 25, 2024 - (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) – Fashion Week MN (FWMN) is thrilled to announce that FWMN Spring 2024 is returning to the Twin Cities in full bloom April 14th-20th.

In the area? Join in to support the local design industry! For tickets and more details on Fashion Week MN, please visit www.FashionWeekMN.com


Bringing a new approach for the 2024 season, FWMN is pleased to introduce a new model designed to foster financial sustainability and enrich our local fashion ecosystem. This year, we are taking significant strides to reimagine FWMN, centering our efforts on uplifting designers and local small design and fashion businesses. Our commitment to this ethos is a testament to our dedication in supporting the vibrant talent within our community and providing a platform for emerging voices in the fashion industry.





In a bold move towards creating a more prosperous future for all involved, FWMN is proud to unveil the "All Boats Rise" model. This new approach is aimed at cultivating a more profitable and sustainable environment for designers, producers, models and all stakeholders, ensuring that FWMN continues to thrive and expand in the years to come. Additionally, we are delighted to announce that Haus of Sonder will be stepping in as the executive producer of FWMN. This strategic partnership will allow for more direct oversight and ensure a consistent and high-quality experience across all shows, from the front to the back of the house, including attendees, models, and sponsors. A cornerstone of our new model is our unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). DEI principles will be intricately woven into every aspect of FWMN, from the runway to behind the scenes, ensuring our shows are a true reflection of the diversity and richness of our community. We look forward to a future that is not only financially sustainable but also inclusively represents the best of what our community has to offer. "Sarah Edwards Founder & Producer"


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Designs at FWMN by @joshuadmcgarvey @artbyaddisonray

All Fashion Week MN event spaces have been generously donated in kind. Unique new venues this season include The LowlandsThe Luminaire and Star Bar + Bistro. Returning venue partners include Glass HouseMachine Shop and Hutton House.


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Hutton House Venue


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Citizen-T Website

Fashion Week MN aims to create a vibrant and inclusive platform that celebrates and elevates the artistry of local and emerging fashion designers. We are dedicated to fostering a community that centers and supports designers, offering them a stage to showcase their talent, creativity, and unique perspectives. Through collaborative and empowering initiatives, we strive to unite fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals in celebrating the diversity and innovation of our local design scene.


Fashion Week MN is the fiercest advocate for designers, where their creativity takes center stage. We aspire to build an inclusive and sustainable fashion ecosystem that empowers designers, bolsters their careers, and embraces the rich tapestry of voices within our local fashion community. By fostering connections, fostering innovation, and celebrating the ever-evolving world of design, we aim to inspire, uplift, and redefine the future of fashion in Minnesota.


Fashion Week MN is committed to placing designers at the heart of our endeavors, acknowledging them as the driving force behind our event. We will achieve this by:


  1. Amplifying Designer Voices: We will provide designers with a prominent and inclusive platform to express their creativity and unique perspectives, allowing them to shine in the spotlight they deserve.

  2. Supporting Emerging Talent: We will actively support emerging designers through mentorship, resources, and opportunities, ensuring that the next generation of fashion creators can thrive.

  3. Diversity and Inclusion: We will prioritize diversity and inclusion, championing designers from all backgrounds and promoting an environment where every voice is heard and celebrated.

  4. Collaboration and Community: We will encourage collaboration among designers, artists, and industry professionals to foster, fostering a sense of community that strengthens and inspires all participants.

  5. Sustainability and Responsibility: We will promote ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry, encouraging designers to embrace responsible design and production methods.

  6. Innovation and Evolution:  We will adapt, learn, and grow alongside the fashion industry, pushing boundaries and continuously redefining what Fashion Week MN represents.

With this guiding ethos, we aim to create an event that truly centers the designers, while also engaging and exciting the broader community of fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals who appreciate their craft. Fashion Week MN will be a beacon of inspiration and support for our local fashion scene, striving to lead the way in celebrating the art of design.


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patriciamaddendesign The “I AM FABULOUS” fashion show is back @thehuttonhouse Sunday, April 14th from 11-2

In line with our commitment to centering designers and advancing our new ethos, Haus of Sonder will be the Executive Producer of Fashion Week MN. With a rich history of championing design, innovation, and inclusivity, Haus of Sonder brings a fresh perspective and expertise to the event, ensuring a future that aligns seamlessly with our vision for Fashion Week MN.


Haus of Sonder's dedication to excellence and their unwavering support for emerging talents will play a pivotal role in nurturing and celebrating our local design community. Our vast experience in fashion event production and commitment to diversity, sustainability, and responsible practices will be integral in shaping a Fashion Week MN that truly centers the designers. Under the leadership of Haus of Sonder, Fashion Week MN will continue to evolve, inspire, and provide an even more vibrant and inclusive platform for designers to flourish.


The Fashion Week MN Management team includes Sarah Edwards, CEOand Co-founder, Sade Young Social Media and Content Manager, Annie Clark Event Producer and Charlie Crocker, Senior Brand Manager, all with extensive experience and expertise in their respective areas of focus.



The full Fashion Week MN: Spring 2024 Official Lineup includes:

photo of older model for Producer Keiona Cook of Lovely’s Sewing & Arts Collective present I AM Fabulous 
Producer Keiona Cook of Lovely’s Sewing & Arts Collective present I AM Fabulous 

Sunday, April 14

Fashion Week Minnesota and Producer Keiona Cook of Lovely’s Sewing & Arts Collective present I AM Fabulous - a captivating Paris themed afternoon that celebrates models aged 60 and above. Witness the grace of these stunning women and dapper gentlemen as they strut the runway at Hutton House. Designers include: J Hillburn North Loop, TPPX (The Poncho Palace Xchange) TAAS Designer Studio, AJ Store, Twin Cities Frocktails, Jean Manrique Fiber Arts, NKHLE, Te La Vie Collection, Natoya Doulatt, Jordan Marie Brands, Pieces of Kandkaes and Nashipai. (Venue: Hutton House. Doors open at 11 am for a social house and vendor shopping with the runway show at 12:00 pm followed by pop up shopping until 1:30 pm. Tickets are available here.) 


photo image with info for Into the Studio: Sustainable Style, A Fashion Revolution 
Into the Studio: Sustainable Style, A Fashion Revolution 

Tuesday, April 16

 Danielle Everine presents: Into the Studio: Sustainable Style, A Fashion Revolution a vibrant runway show of the latest collections from local Minnesota designers. Each collection utilizes different aspects of the slow fashion movement: from using natural, organic, and recycled materials to featuring ethical and fair-trade production processes. Meet the designers who will share insights into their design process and the inspiration behind their sustainable practices. Into The Studio is part of the larger Fashion Revolution Week, which is a global movement dedicated to raising awareness about the true cost of fashion and promoting more sustainable and ethical fashion practices. They believe that fashion can be beautiful, innovative, and sustainable, and are excited to share their vision. Shop pieces right off the runway and take them home with you. The designers will also be accepting orders from wholesale buyers interested in sourcing sustainable and eco-friendly clothing and accessories. 


Featured designers include: Danielle Everine, Fridays, WAY the Label, Rebekah Anne, Lily Turner, Ellekin, INDIGO & SNOW, Jen Beaupre Designs, Orinlaen, JosephineDenae, Chosen & Free and Crayon Kelly. (Venue: Machine Shop. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the runway show at 7:00 pm and pop-up shopping before and after the runway show. Tickets are available here.)


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Golden Magazine presents Golden Era: Revival

Wednesday, April 17

Golden Magazine presents Golden Era: Revival - an ornate runway show inspired by the golden era of designer fashion houses. Utilizing vintage and thrifted pieces only, we aim to encapsulate the essence and style of iconic brands such as vintage Chanel, Dior and Maison Margiela. Step into a realm of timeless elegance and boundless creativity with an enchanting journey through the Golden Archives of fashion history.


Presented by a University student led fashion magazine, this immersive event invites you to rediscover the magic of vintage fashion and celebrate the enduring allure of iconic designs from fashion's most illustrious eras. Golden Revival is a celebration of fashion's most treasured moments, curated to honor the timeless beauty and innovation of vintage design. Inspired by the rich heritage of legendary fashion houses, this event promises an unforgettable experience that seamlessly merges the past with the present.


Journey Through Time: Embark on a captivating journey through the Golden Archives of fashion with a twist, where every garment tells a story of elegance, sophistication, and creativity through the eyes of local creative.


Vintage Market: Immerse yourself in the world of vintage fashion with interactive exhibits and displays, offering insights into the craftsmanship, innovation, and historical significance of each showcased piece which you will be able to shop some of your favorite looks of the night. Designers include: Dusted Archive, Madeline Madden, Back Pocket Vintage, Vintage Rack, Better Together, Maker! Jeans & Apparel, SMR Thrift, RETHINK by Kristen McCoy. (Venue: The Lowlands. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the runway show at 7:00 pm and the Vintage Market available to shop before and after the runway show. Tickets are available here.)


image of male model for Gayle Smaller Jr presents MAN DOWN: The Green Edition
Gayle Smaller Jr presents MAN DOWN: The Green Edition

Thursday, April 18

Gayle Smaller Jr presents MAN DOWN: The Green Edition - an all-menswear runway show using fashion as a vehicle to bring awareness to men's mental health.Every 6 out of 10 men have experienced or will experience at least one trauma in their lives. MAN DOWN is partnering with local nonprofit and community organizations in an effort to bring awareness and raise funds in support of men's mental health, MAN DOWN will spotlight designer's menswear collections as well as male and masc presenting models.


Designers include: Andy Vilaisak, SENTI Designs, Alex Bah, TheMe Clothing Brand, Leo Spry, Anyse Fashion, Dare to Darling, Altelier Creative, Leather and Velvet, Lost Adventures, Jordan Carpenter Fashion, Ria Ann Designs, Black Beauty 6, Ndara’s Jewels.


Mental health partners include Reviving Roots, Creative Kuponya, NAMI Minnesota, The Family Partnership and Sigma Lambda Beta – Alpha Beta Chapter. (Venue: The Luminaire. Doors open at 5:00 pm, enjoy Pop Up Shopping and Resource Fair until 6:00 with the fashion show at 6:15 pm. Tickets are available here.)



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La Rotonde Event

Friday, April 19

La Rotonde is an immersive runway experience that celebrates the collaboration of young and emerging artists in Minnesota. The name draws inspiration from a historic café in Paris where famous artists would gather in the 1920s. La Rotonde replicates this experience on the runway by inviting four artists of varying mediums to collaborate with eleven fashion designers. Designers include: Afro Curvy, AmazoniaElisabeth, AnnMonica, DinhVWY, DesignZolasina, BrandJULI et LEE, gracecassidy, Erin Briggs, CreativeDare to Darling, Olivia Bergerson and Celestial Supreme. (Venue: Glass House, Doors open at 6:00 pm for pop up shopping with the runway show at 7:30. pm. Tickets are available here)


female model for the event The Fitting Room presents Evolve
The Fitting Room presents Evolve

Saturday, April 20

The Fitting Room presents Evolve the finale event of Fashion Week Minnesota celebrating local up and coming and established designers as they present their spring collections on the runway and in our pop-up. Featured Designers include: Danielle Everine, Cece Cabana, Strey Designs, Tomaschya, Joeleen Torvick, 1004 Designs, Wet by Bre, Scott J Lehmann, Van Quigg, James Reilly, Ema, Rebekah Anne, Tila and the Textiles, Moongold Goods, Alma Mia, Karen Morris Millinery, Lindsey Ries Studio, SHExclusive, J Lux Jewelry, El and Gray Jewelry, Dottir, PPTaller, Vikse Designs, Gina Mount Jewelr, Amy Sabatier Designs, 3jag design and Huxley Eyewear. Music by Ringtoss Twins. (Venue: Star Bar + Bistro. Doors open at 6:30 for pop up shopping with the runway show at 7:45 pm. Jungle Lounge VIP Champagne Room includes access to the pop-up starting at 6:30 pm, a champagne toast and a seat in the VIP Jungle room. Tickets are available here.)



 For tickets and more details on Fashion Week MN, please visit www.FashionWeekMN.com.


For all press inquiries, please contact: Natalie Auger, VimLab PR, VimLabPR@gmail.com, 612.229.8522.



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FWMN Website header

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