Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN Lineup

September 10, 2019


The two weekend  event of the season is almost here. Black Fashion Week MN Fall 2019 is approaching fast and the official events are slowly trickling in. This year’s fall fashion event lineup will include the highly anticipated, Opalescent brought to you by Tim+Thom, as well as  hometown favorite Black Man Magic. A newbie to BFWMN, Full Fashion Panic showcasing creations inspired by cosplay, manga, and anime. Be prepared to expect the unexpected with fashion inspired from all over the world. There will definitely be a something for everyone.

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Be sure to check back for updates!

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @maina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope  while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

miss mahina

Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN returns!

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Black Fashion Week MN will be returning to the Twin Cities Fall 2019 and I’m living for it!

What’s Up

Rumor has it Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) will be back in the Cities this fall and it's going to be an event to remember. While stalking the BFWMN social channels I have discovered the following: 

  1. .The was a model call on August 23 and everyone is talking about it

  2. Houston White, Natalie Morrow,  Manou Maimounata Effi, and Andrés Pérez are about to tear it up

  3. From what I’ve seen so far from conversation and images from behind the scenes, we are in for some thangs

Someone correct me if I’m wrong...

This past spring was the first time that I had a chance to attend Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) and I loved every moment of it. You get access to  the newest designs, exposed to amazing entertainment, and Minnesota POC come correct and dressed to impress. The majority of designers, models, vendors, and attendees are Black, it is Black Fashion Week Minnesota after all.  But you can expect to see designers, models, vendors, and attendees from a variety of backgrounds showcasing and showstopping in this inclusive parade of fashions. The Twin Cities BFWMN is a two-weekend event is not to be missed if you are a true fashion lover. 

Predictions

I’ve been doing predictions pretty consistently for the last few years for different shows worldwide, and #BFWMN is not an exception. I anticipate the opposite reaction from what we've seen when it comes to participation this season.  While the Big Four Shows are cutting small sizing and going private, I predict that BFWMN will bring double the attendance and representation with sold out shows. I also predict underrated fashion designers will be making a debut and some unexpected collaborations are going to bring some major attention to the Twin Cities. I have no doubt that we can expect BFWMN shows filled with a mishmash of colors and textures walking down the runways just in time for the seasonal changes that goes hand in hand with life in the Midwest.  

This next prediction is pretty much the same prediction that I foresee in shows for the Spring 2020 Collections being showcased this season.  I foresee spurts of political fashion making its mark and being seen on and off the runway. I believe that we are going to see a lot of cultural inspirations and nods to iconic trailblazers. There is going to be a lot of sustainable fashions and forever wear and versatile pieces on display. 

So this is more wishful thinking than a prediction, but I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that we will see designers that have true plus-size clothing lines available.  

Be Prepared

This time around I am pulling from the budget I usually save for FWMN and shifting my dollars and lewks to prepare to attend BFWMN.  It should go without saying, but just in case you didn’t know BFWMN is a dress to impress situation and tickets move fast. Front row is always the first to get filled so if you want to make sure you and your party get the seats. Be sure to visit Black Fashion Week MN online and check their Facebook Page early and often to get first picks.  

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @mahina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

Miss Mahina

Black Fashion Week Minnesota (BFWMN) Has Returned for a Spring 2019

Black Fashion Week Minnesota Returns

Black Fashion Week Minnesota (#BFWMN) is alive and right around the corner. #BFWMN is a platform that gives IPOC designers and makers a chance to showcase their talents and efforts. Attendees of Black Fashion Week MN also get the rare opportunity to truly surround themselves with a fashion industry made of members from our black, latinx, asian, and indigenous communities. BFWMN will showcase local talent and include nationally recognized names during its run from April 18- April 27.

Black Fashion Week MN is hosting five official events including the jump off event “The A-List Mixer” hosted on Thursday, April 18. This premier event will be held at the stylish boutique hotel, Moxy Minneapolis Uptown. The A-List Mixer will be an event where BFWMN attendees can rendezvous, sip a little somthin’, and meet other fashion & style like-minded folks before fashion events get underway. Tickets for this fashion-packed week will be sold on-site at discounted rates for events that haven’t yet been sold out.

The current event roster lists the Tim & Thom presents Black Hearts Ball (black & white formal event) taking place on April 19, Fashion Bazaar will happen on April 20, 40 Lux & Fashionable on April 26 and Black Man Magic with Karl Kani on April 27.  

There will be photographers (and people that be doing the most with their cameras and phones, much like myself) on shutter mode. BFWMN is definitely a dress to impress affair. When I reached out to ask about the dress attire for guests this what a representative had to say, “For any of the fashion shows you attend at Black Fashion Week Mn you can wear whatever you like...whatever feels fashionable, whatever you feel pretty in.”  

Before go time you should brush up on fashion show etiquette and stay updated on everything #BFWMN related by following @blackfashionweekmn on Instagram. Don’t forget to check out events & such  to stay in the know of the latest MN POC Community Events & Upcoming Opportunities at kissmypassion.com.

As always I will do my best to keep you updated on all of the latest MN POC Community Events, but I am only one person, please visit the events & such page to submit an event or updates, today.