ALIVE On The Scene: Saint Louis Fashion Week Kickoff Party

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

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.

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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.”

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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.

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 of Fashion Design at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design Robin Verhage-Abrams.

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

Amanda Dampf with Scarlett Garnet Jewelry designer Katie Miller

Tania Beasley-Jolly and Paula Reed

Tania Beasley-Jolly and Paula Reed

Upclose and personal: Qun Liu's beautiful felted designs are truly magical.

Up-close and personal: Qun Liu’s beautiful felted designs are truly magical.

Miles Gaudet, Elizabeth English, Olivia Trow er, Julie Manis and Daniel Wilson

Miles Gaudet, Elizabeth English, Olivia Trower, Julie Manis and Daniel Wilson

Sohaila Danesh, Nathan Tuesdell and Jill Lebs ack

Sohaila Danesh, Nathan Tuesdell and Jill Lebsack

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Kate Duryea and Amy Plaisted

Kate Duryea and Amy Plaisted

Ashely Tate, Brittany Williams, and Carmen Boeser

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.

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