INNOVATIONS is the Twin Cities premier Sustainable Fashion show.

 

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Educate and Inspire

Today the fashion is moving faster than ever. And it isn’t without cost to people or the planet. With issues in over production, textile waste, water over-consumption, and chemical dyeing, the fashion industry remains the second most pollutant in the world. We need to redesign a better future for fashion .

Through our Sustainable Design Challenge we are supporting young designers, who are breaking the rules and forging a relationship between sustainability and fashion, through thoughtful, innovative design.

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Thoughtful Fashion for All

This is more than just a fashion show. Together with students, stylists, bloggers, and fashion activists we are showing that fashion can be both beautiful and conscious. From backstage to catwalk we’ve been working to curate a zero-waste production.

Our show is inclusive, body positive, and welcoming space for all fashion expressions. These models are you, from your community, and inspired by your street style.

2018 INNOVATIONS

The Fashion Show

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200+ GUESTS

Attended a Sold Out Show at Vandalia Tower during Minnesota Fashion Week

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Including

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12 Emerging Designers

Were given the chance to redefine sustainable fashion using materials deemed post-consumer “waste,” turning it into beautiful, wearable fashion. Each runway look was inspired by a current environmental issue, telling a deeper story of the impact we have on our planet and artistically challenging us to see sustainability in a new way.

The themes included:

Water | Agriculture | Food Waste | Energy | Technology

 
 
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10 Stylists

Were challenged to create street ready looks utilizing only “secondhand” fashion pieces. Partnering with a local consignment shops or thrift stores, local creatives and stylists showcased creative ways to construct and restyle any look to keep your wardrobe fresh without giving in to fast fashion trends and keeping discarded clothing out of our landfills.

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5 Ethical Spotlights

Seasoned slow fashion designers, fair trade labels, and sustainable brands, were spotlighted on the runway, encouraging guests to shop responsibly every time they shop new.

 

 

The Event

 
 
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SHOP

Guests shopped 11 locally-sourced, American-made, fair trade, artisan-crafted, and conscious vendors showcasing clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty, and more.

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SIP & SAVOR

An all plant-based menu was served by Eat for Equity, with vegan desserts to top the night, all supporting women-owned and run companies.

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SUSTAINABILITY SHOWCASE

5 local environmental projects were highlighted, giving voice to those activists, programs, and organizations tackling issues of sustainability.

 
 

JOIN US FOR 2019

STUDENT DESIGN APPLICATIONS OPEN SUMMER 2019

Interested in being part of our production?

Vendor, Volunteer or just enthusiast please contact us below on how you would like to be involved.

 
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