While everyone else in the fashion industry is focused on the big 4, I keep my eye on the locals and unrenowned. As a self-titled Fashionista and avid fashion show attendee, I love seeing new styles and fashions crafted from local artists. The fashion design pool in Minnesota has quite a few hidden gems, especially in a stream of designers of color.
Designers tend to showcase designs that reflect our many seasons and many faces. Minnesota fashion has its own vast array of character. The designs range from highbrow to lowbrow, street wear to formal wear and accommodates to seasonal flexibility.
Attending local fashion shows is an excellent way to show your love for designers and see the newest local fashion before everyone else. At the end of most shows, there are opportunities to see designs up close and meet the designers.
While I love to watching fashion going down a runway and fall in love with the movement of fabric being worked by the models, I am also a major fan of people watching. Not only do you get a runway fashion show you also get to see what real people are wearing. If there's one thing that I absolutely love about POC is that we always show up and show out; meaning you can never be overdressed for an event.