Inside Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week

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Spring STLFW is back with three nights of sizzling fashion you won’t want to miss.


There’s something about the start of spring that makes you want to get out and shop—and there’s no better place to scout the latest local trends than ALIVE’s Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week, presented by Peroni Italian Lager. On March 21-23, the city’s most fashionable will come out to support the hottest local retailers and designers over three nights of fabulous fashion. Spring STLFW is hosted by “Project Runway All Stars” designer Laura Kathleen Planck, who is sure to “bring it” during each exciting night of runway shows. Attendees will enjoy chic Peroni Lounges stocked with plenty of brews, as well as a variety of custom Pinnacle Vodka cocktails. Here’s the lowdown on each night, the shows and the STL designers and retailers you simply won’t want to miss.

Thursday, March 21 | Spring Into Fashion
Presented By Saint Louis Galleria

The Saint Louis Galleria’s hottest stores join together for one night of spectacular ready-towear fashion at the Spring Into Fashion show. Held in the iconic Garden Court, the runway show will benefit local nonprofit Friends of Wings, an organization that provides clinical, emotional, spiritual, social and practical support and services to children from newborn to 21 years old. “The Galleria and STLFW are incredibly proud to support such a worthy cause that has continually supported the fashion community here in St. Louis over the past several years,” says Christine Poehling, marketing manager for The Galleria. “It truly will be a show that is not to be missed.” Fashionistas will have the opportunity to shop the looks seen on the runway following the show, taking advantage of special discounts for attendees only. We’ll shop to that!

Friday, March 22 | Steampunked
Presented By South Broadway Art Project At The Mx Exchange Plaza

In an exciting first for Saint Louis Fashion Week, kids and teens from South Broadway Art Project’s Fashion Design Program will design and model their very own “Wild, Wild Steampunk” creations at one of the city’s hottest new venues, the MX Exchange Plaza. The raw space will be transformed into a stunning and artistic setting for the South Broadway Art Project kids to strut their stuff on the runway. “When I saw the amazing talent of these kids, I simply knew they had to be a part of Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week,” says STLFW co-founder Elizabeth Tucker. “Fashion Week is all about supporting our local designers and retailers, so why not start with an organization like South Broadway Art Project, where it can really all begin?” Be there for this STLFW first, and know you’ll also be supporting an organization that’s nurturing the next CoCo Chanels and Giorgio Armanis of the world.

Saturday, March 23 | GLOW: Go Local
Presented by ALIVE Magazine at the MX Exchange Plaza

The finale event of Spring STLFW is exploding with talent—as the city’s hottest retailers and local designers join together to present their latest collections and offerings for spring. Top boutiques, including 10denza, Blush and Devil City will wow the crowds with must-have looks in each shop’s distinct and impeccable style, while local designers (and Project:Design! alumnus) Michael Drummond, Paulie Gibson and KayOss Designs debut their latest collections for the very first time to St. Louis audiences. From Drummond’s provocative Exquisite Corpse collection to Gibson’s edgy Blueprint show and KayOss Designs’ color therapy inspirations, the show will be as diverse as it is fabulous.



St. Louis Fashion Week Fall 2012


Photo credit: Matt Kile

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