Ah STLFW is HERE!! Tomorrow the festivities begin and I for one cannot WAIT to see all of the fashion goodness that awaits us! I’m even more pumped that I was chosen to be an ambassador for this seasons shows!! First spring now fall, I promise I just love everything about the blogger community we have!
While I’m anxiously picking out looks and preparing my mind, body and style for a week full of shows, presentations and great food, I know some of you are just dying to get some tips on what to expect this fashion season! Here are some events that I think are a MUST when making a decision what to go to for STLFW! (Oh I’ll be including throwback fashion week pictures just to pump you up even more! BOW!)
STLFW is known for using it’s influence to give back to others and tomorrow’s event is no different! Not only is there a fashion chat and presentation with celeb accessories designer Lisa Freede, Frank & Eileen’s creative director Audrey McLoghlin & fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai, the event benefits COCA! COCA is the largest multidisciplinary arts institution in St. Louis! Make sure you dress to impress for this event! Charity, shopping and Neiman’s…I mean what more can you ask for??
The runway shows that are sure to be phenomenal are the Emerging Designers Competition and Yigal Azrouel, Tess Giberson, Timo Weiland. Now if you’ve never experienced a runway show please understand that you are in for a treat! Not only is it located in the beautifully renovated Union Station in St. Louis but also the designs are sure to make hearts flutter everywhere!
What I love most about the Emerging Designers competition is how it provides a platform for aspiring designers to not only present their collections in front of a national audience but there’s also a killer prize pack to go along with it! On October 15th, six finalists will send their looks down the runway and only one will win the $15,000 prize!! This is giving me Project Runway vibes and I’m here for every moment! If only Tim Gunn could be here *le sigh* regardless it’ll be a great show and I can’t wait to see who wins!
If you don’t go to any other event, any other show, you MUST come to the Yigal Azrouel, Tess Giberson and Timo Weiland show! I’ll admit I don’t keep up with designers like I should but after goggling and viewing these designers’ collections, I just know we’re in for a treat! Oh, and to put the cherry on top, this show will have the longest runway in STLFW history. I’m ready to sit back and just take it all in. I need to set that reminder now to make sure BOTH cameras are fully charged!
To end a phenomenal week of fashion overload there’s a Midwest Fashion Conference at Wash U that is sure to be informative and a great networking opportunity! There will be discussions and some great sessions for you to choose from. So whether you’re looking to learn a skill or two or simply connect with fashion professionals, you definitely don’t want to miss this conference!!
So there you have it! My guide to all things fashion week! If you haven’t gotten your ticket by now then it’s time to click on the link and get your life! There will be so much involved in this year’s shows and presentations that I’m going to be on a fashion high for the next week!! See everyone there!