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.

My Take on Local Fashion in The Twin Cities

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

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. 

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit:  Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit:  Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

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. 

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

Model on Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018 During Fashion Week Minnesota (FWMN)|   Photo Credit: Mahina

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. 

Orange Jumper on the Black Hearts Ball Runway Spring 2018

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.