INNOVATIONS:

THE FASHION SHOW

 

Emerging designers and stylists take the runway for INNOVATIONS, a project runway style fashion show and ethical fashion pop-up market place. This sustainable fashion show features a series of eco-fashion design challenges from emerging student fashion designers, including a non-conventional materials challenge, secondhand stylist challenge, as well as a spotlight on clothing and accessories by seasoned slow-fashion designers, fair-trade labels, and sustainable brands.

In partnership with Fashion Revolution Week, guests can join the global campaign asking brands #whomademyclothes and unite with a community radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced, and purchased.

Experience the innovative looks live on the runway at INNOVATIONS on April 28th.

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Vandalia Tower
550 Vandalia St,
St Paul, MN 55114

DOORS OPEN: 6 pm

SOCIAL HOUR & ETHICAL MARKETPLACE: 6 pm – 7 pm

FASHION SHOW: 7 pm

ETHICAL MARKETPLACE: 8 pm

Eco Fashion Design Challenge

 
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Innovations Eco Fashion Design challenges Twin Cities design students to redefine what sustainable can mean for fashion. By exploring other organizations unique sustainable projects outside of fashion, students will create two looks loosely inspired by an element of sustainability that these projects focus around. Be it water, energy, technology, agriculture, or waste designers will take their garments beyond the limits of fabric, all while including sustainable and ethical practices to the runway.

Stylist Design Challenge

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The Stylist Design Challenge pairs MN creatives with local boutiques to showcase ways to incorporate sustainability into the everyday wardrobe, while still showcasing creativity and expression. The audience will experience wearable street-ready outfits in this amazing collaboration with existing designers and shops that are finding ways to be more sustainable and eco-conscious.

The stylist portion of the show is centered on the ways we can reimagine what eco-friendly means for fashion today. More than just hemp and bamboo, sustainable style can be modern and stylish, and accessible to the creative needs of the wearer.

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Stylists

INNOVATIONS has worked to curate a set of find 12 stylists, with unique perspectives on fashion that reflect our diverse community.

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Boutiques

We have partnered with several boutiques that offer pre-loved, consigned, and second-hand clothing around the Twin Cities. Displaying the stylish finds each have to offer.

ETHICAL SPOTLIGHTS

The show concludes with a spotlight on seasoned slow fashion designers, sustainably focused shops, and ethical brands based in Minnesota, connecting the community to the local brands and companies committed to fashion for good.  

FASHION REVOLUTION X FWMN

 
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INNOVATIONS partnering with Fashion Revolution to call for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. We believe fashion should feel good and do good.

As a movement we want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced, and purchased, so our clothes don’t come at the cost of people and our planet.

 

Join us in the demand for a more transparent fashion industry by celebrating those brands who are making efforts and asking all brands #whomademyclothes?

 
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