ALIVE On The Scene: STLFW's Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation

By Krystin Arneson
In Style

Saint Louis Fashion Week got off to a stylish start at Neiman Marcus last night as accessories designer Lisa Freede, Frank & Eileen creative director Audrey McLoghlin and fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai made exclusive appearances for the Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat and Presentation. A runway-meets-presentation format provided the perfect format for the designers to comment on their latest lines, flown in exclusively and shown for the first time in Neiman Marcus St. Louis.

DJ Keeno provided background music to get guests in a sartorial mood as they perused looks from each of the designers—those at the event were treated to a first look at Simkhai’s separates-focused collection, which is exclusively available in St. Louis’ Neiman Marcus. Attendees were also able to nibble on The Hive’s gourmet popcorn and treats from Zettie’s while sipping Skinnygirl prosecco and Pinnacle Vodka cocktails.

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.  Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Mark Schwigen.  Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014 DJ

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

The event benefitted the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the largest multidisciplinary arts institution in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It runs the Urban Arts program, which provides incredible outreach to low-income youth. Neiman Marcus presented COCA an additional donation of $1,000 at the start of the show, bringing the donated total to around $6,000.

Photo by Mark Schwigen.   Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014 Neiman Marcus' PR Manager Cheresse Pentella with Frank & Eileen Creative Director Audrey McLoghlin and Allen Barber, Neiman Marcus' General Manager.

Neiman Marcus’ PR Manager Cheresse Pentella with Frank & Eileen Creative Director Audrey McLoghlin and Allen Barber, Neiman Marcus’ General Manager. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

The evening's featured designers and speakers included Audrey McLoghlin of Frank & Eileen, recent CFDA Incubator graduate Jonathan Simkhai and celebrity jewelry designer Lisa Freede. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

The evening’s featured designers and speakers included Audrey McLoghlin of Frank & Eileen, recent CFDA Incubator graduate Jonathan Simkhai and celebrity jewelry designer Lisa Freede.

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014 DJ

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Host and moderator for the evening, Neiman Marcus' Special Events Coordinator Chuck Steelman with Fashion Group International's Regional Director Ellen Soule. Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Host and moderator for the evening, Neiman Marcus’ Special Events Coordinator Chuck Steelman with Fashion Group International’s Regional Director Ellen Soule. Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Mark Schwigen. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Photo by Mark Schwigen.  Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014 DJ

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Photo by Mark Schwigen. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014 Look by Frank & Eileen. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Look by Frank & Eileen. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Photo by Mark Schwigen. Saint Louis Fashion Week Neiman Marcus

Jewelry by Lisa Freede, worn with selections from Neiman Marcus’ CUSP department. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

All of the designers, including Frank & Eileen's Audrey McLoghlin, were available for styling sessions post show in the CUSP department of Neiman Marcus. Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

All of the designers, including Frank & Eileen’s Audrey McLoghlin, were available for styling sessions post show in the CUSP department of Neiman Marcus. Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Kalina Mondzholovska.

Photo by Kevin Chen. Neiman Marcus Fashion Chat And Presentation Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Kevin Chen.

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