Designer Recap: STLFW 'Industry Night' Presentations
The highly anticipated “Industry Night” event for Saint Louis Fashion Week did not disappoint as fashion professionals, fans and advocates viewed top-notch local and national designer collections at Windows on Washington. One of the highlights of the evening was the cocktail hour that featured presentations by four St. Louis-based clothing lines in an effort to spread their reach and give industry professionals and STLFW attendees a closer look. Buyers, bloggers and retail and fashion professionals—including New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis—were invited for a private viewing, followed by a public reception on the 7th floor of the venue. Each designer brought something unique and interesting to the table; here’s a closer look.
Sunzanne Lay’s simple and chic collection targets women of all ages, boasting flattering silhouettes with stylistic ruching, feminine fabrics and a touch of whimsy.
Local menswear favorite, Paulie Gibson, stayed true to his aesthetic of unconventional with his mix-and-match collection of prints and tailored wardrobe staples, ensuring the wearer never gets lost in the crowd.
Dipped & Dyed
Genevieve Cortinovis’ fair-trade fashion line, Dipped & Dyed, had us wishing we were on a fabulous beach resort. Fun, flirty and unique, her aesthetic and vow to assist struggling artisans around the world would make anyone feel good about snagging a piece from this collection.
Blue Bird Apparel
Blue Bird Apparel designer Anna Friss created not only a fun and fashionable collection, but an adorable piece of performance art. Her “alien-birds” rocked pieces from her spring 2014 line showcasing youthful cuts and styles for the girl who sets trends.
—including New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis—