Saint Louis Fashion Week Industry Night Brings National Influencers To The City
It’s no surprise that the buzz surrounding New York Fashion Week has us eager to begin our very own city’s Fashion Week festivities. One of the (many) highlights of the upcoming 10 days of Saint Louis Fashion Week will be the Oct. 3 Industry Night. Hosted by Fern Mallis, creator of NYFW, the first-time STLFW event developed as an effort to bridge the gap between local designers and industry leaders. The part runway show, part fashion presentation introduces top-notch local talent to national designers, buyers, bloggers and media.
The event will take place Downtown at Windows on Washington and will begin with presentations from four St. Louis area designers that have built their brands locally from the ground up. Anna Friss, Genevieve Cortinovis, Paulie Gibson and Suzanne Lay will feature pieces from their newest collections, giving attendees an up-close-and-personal view of the clothing in an art exhibition format.
There will also be 40+ fashion bloggers in attendance, many of whom are traveling from NYC and other markets. Fashion blogger Keiko Lynn will host the cocktail reception, during which guests will sip on cocktails while networking with local and national influencers in the fashion industry.
Following the local designer presentations, attendees will move up to the eighth floor to enjoy a runway show by visiting designers Samantha Pleet, Jennifer Chun, Eva Franco, Wai Ming and Laura Kathleen. While Wai Ming and Laura Kathleen are STL vets, guests will be introduced to the three additional designers who are new to the STLFW runway.