Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week 2013 | Steampunked

By ALIVE Staff
In Style

If there were ever a show to expect the unexpected, it would have to be the South Broadway Art Project’s “Steampunked” show on the second night of Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week as it continued at MX Plaza Downtown. The unique show featured looks that were designed, created and modeled by the young fashion designers of South Broadway Art Project. Before the show, the crowd gathered for Pinnacle Vodka cocktails, Peroni brews and Takaya appetizers while mingling with several fashionable kids and parents who came out to support the young fashion designers.

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During the show, the kids worked the runway like pros, positively glowing with pride for their unique designs. The young fashion designers ranged from first graders to high school seniors, who take advantage of the programs at South Broadway Art Project and hope to attend college for fashion design some day. The first half of the show featured looks inspired by Victorian and Old West eras, while the second half was “more punk, less steam,” with a more modern approach. Bright, hand-painted colors were welcomed to the runway, as well as some more upcycled touches like duct tape corsets and goggles woven into the designs.

After the show, Big Muddy Dance Company performed a few lyrical dances as guests placed last-minute bids on auction items and made donations to the organization. Ticket proceeds for the evening also benefited the unique opportunities for youth involved in the South Broadway Art Project, which helps teach young designers to find their own creativity in their lives through the art of fashion design.

Be sure to catch the last night of Saint Louis Fashion Week tonight at GLOW: Go Local.

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