Last evening Saint Louis Fashion Week Kickoff Party event Fabric brought together fashion industry pros, local influencers, bloggers and fans in a unique showing at St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center.
All Photos by Rachel Vincenz for ALIVE Magazine.
Michael Drummond, Nina Ganci and Qun Liu started the evening off with fashion presentations and a trunk show—showcasing their authentic handmade garments described by guest speaker Saskya Byron as “the most genuine fashion.”
One of the most established St. Louis-based lines, Skif, provides unique knitwear for clients and customers of all ages.
Attendees, and local bloggers, Marisa Lather and Yasmin Hakim.
A panel discussion included commentary from industry experts including Saks Director of Marketing Tania Beasley-Jolly, Craft Alliance Director of Development and Communications Saskya Byron, Skif Owner and Designer Nina Ganci, ALIVE CO-founder and Fashion Director Attilio D’Agostino and Associate Professor at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design Robin Verhage-Abrams.
Amanda Dampf with Scarlett Garnet Jewelry designer Katie Miller
Tania Beasley-Jolly and Paula Reed
Up-close and personal: Qun Liu’s beautiful felted designs are truly magical.
Miles Gaudet, Elizabeth English, Olivia Trower, Julie Manis and Daniel Wilson
Sohaila Danesh, Nathan Tuesdell and Jill Lebsack
Kate Duryea and Amy Plaisted
Ashely Tate, Brittany Williams, and Carmen Boeser
Tickets are still available for all of the upcoming STLFW festivites! View all the details and info on the official website.