Saint Louis Fashion Week Official Lineup: A Guide To The 10-Day Event

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Samantha Pleet comes to STLFW

Samantha Pleet comes to Saint Louis Fashion Week Fall 2013. Image courtesy of

As the fall season quickly approaches, so does Saint Louis Fashion Week, a 10-day fashion first for the city. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already started planning your wardrobe. To help you fully prepare, here’s the official line-up of events and a few tips on what to wear.

Thu, September 26
Fall Into Fashion at Saint Louis Galleria
After seeing this runway show–featuring looks from the Saint Louis Galleria’s top stores–you’ll be inspired and encouraged to shop, which ensures your closet is stocked for the rest of the week’s events. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit the Haven House, a non-profit agency that changes outcomes for struggling youth and their families. Our fashion advice? Wear something cool and more casual, like skinny jeans with a flow-y blouse topped with your favorite leather jacket and booties. For more info and tickets to Fall Into Fashion, visit EventBrite.

Fri, September 27
Indulge at Plaza Frontenac—
A runway show featuring looks from all your favorite Plaza Frontenac stores. After the runway show, attendees are encouraged to shop the looks to ensure they are perfectly on-trend for the season. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefits SSM Cardinal Glennon, a not-for-profit 190-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in St. Louis. Our fashion advice: Keep it chic with a structured pencil skirt and peplum top in this season’s go-to color, emerald. Throw on a simple pair of black pumps and call it a night. For more info and tickets to Indulge, visit EventBrite.

Sat, September 28
Project Runway at The Fabulous Fox Theater—Project Runway Alumni Laura Kathleen, Michael Drummond, Casanova, Anthony Ryan, Joshua McKinley, April Johnston and Viktor Luna come together at The Fabulous Fox Theater for a one-of-a-kind runway show and special presentation from Scarlett Collection. Our fashion advice, go all out for this one. The more fabulous, the better; high-shine and metallics are definitely on the wardrobe menu for the evening. For more info and tickets to Project Runway, visit EventBrite.

Sun, September 29
Style in the Loop—
A fashion street festival and runway show that takes place in the heart of the Delmar Loop. The runway show will include locally-based designers, AJ Thouvenot, Ashley Ulicni, Conjetta, I AM SLY, Michael Shead, Michele Sansone, Whitney Manney and Devil City. Our fashion advice, festival fashion kicked up a notch. Channel your inner pin-up girl and go with a printed bustier paired back to a high-waisted mini or shorts. For more info and tickets to Style in the Loop, visit EventBrite.

Wed, October 2
Project: Design!—Emerging designers Abaya Dake, Black by Maria Silver, Fouché, Miita Collection by Angela Brugioni, Spansen Filles by Sabrina Spanta and Chanelle Bertelsen and Q Lui by Qun Lui will compete for $30,000 in resources to help further his or her career. The event takes place at Windows on Washington and will also include 2012 winner Lauren Bander and People’s Choice winner Elise Lammert. Our fashion advice: Go local! This is the perfect event for showing support for your favorite local designers. Whether it’s a custom piece or something you picked up around town, be sure to show some love to your city. For more info and tickets to Project: Design!, visit EventBrite.

Thu, October 3
STLFW Industry Night—A night created to connect local and regional designers to industry professionals who can positively affect their careers. Buyers, bloggers, editors and other high-profile industry professionals including New York Fashion Week Founder and host of Industry Night Fern Mallis will be in attendance. Designers-to-watch Paulie Gibson, KayOss, Dipped & Dyed, Bluebird Apparel and Suzanne Lay will do 30-minute presentations followed by a runway show with designers Samantha Pleet, Jennifer Chun, Eva Franco, Wai Ming and Laura Kathleen. Our fashion advice: Dress to impress. You may find me in the season’s on-trend pant-suit in a rich brocade and a strappy sandal (if weather permits). For more info and tickets to STLFW Industry Night, visit EventBrite.

Sat, October 5
Saks Fifth Avenue Brunch—Join us at Saks Fifth Avenue for brunch while getting a sneak peek at the launching designer, Atrium Brands. One hundred percent of proceeds go to Fashion Group International of Saint Louis. Our fashion advice, keep it classic. A fit and flare skirt paired to a simple cashmere sweater with menswear-inspired loafers will keep you current and comfortable for this day event. For more info and tickets to Saks Fifth Avenue Brunch, visit EventBrite.

Sat, October 5
Neiman Marcus CUSP Event—Join us at Neiman Marcus for a presentation featuring exclusive, on-trend designers from Neiman Marcus’ CUSP department. One hundred percent of proceeds go to COCA, a non-profit community arts center with a mission to enrich lives and and build community through the arts. Our fashion advice, since you’ll be coming straight from brunch at Saks, let your look take you through the fashion-filled day. For more info and tickets to Neiman Marcus CUSP Event, visit EventBrite.

So, what you will be wearing? Leave comments to share your style inspirations for Fashion Week, or join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #STLFW. Stay tuned to Style Notes for more updates on Fashion Week designers, celebrity guests, shows and parties.


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