This Week In Fashion: Celebrate Style, Lavelle Denim, And Kit and Ace Annouce STL News

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Read on for St. Louis’ most fab fashion news and events.

Kit and Ace in the CWE. Photo courtesy of Kit and Ace.

Kit and Ace in the CWE. Photo courtesy of Kit and Ace.


  • New-to-STL retailer Kit and Ace love St. Louis so much, they have decided to open up a second location in Plaza Frontenac this November, Store Director Nicole Benoist spilled on her Facebook page. The national chain opened their first location in the CWE last June and immediately enjoyed record-breaking sales for the young company, which was recently founded by the wife and son of Chip Wilson, the brainchild behind lululemon.

Sept. 18: Celebrate Style
The annual Celebrate Style Fashion Show takes place this weekend to benefit Siteman Cancer Center. This year, the cocktail party and runway show event will take place at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, highlighting an impressive roster of designers and brands, including Calvin Klein, Apricot Lane, Ivy Hill, Splash Boutique, Gap, Michael Shead, Paperdolls Boutique, Paulie Gibson, and Dimvaloo. For more information and to reserve your ticket, visit Celebrate Events. 3750 Washington Blvd.

Sept. 18: Inspire Fashion Show
The annual Inspire Fashion Show will take place on Friday, Sept. 18 at Ameristar Casino’s Discovery Ballroom. Designers include The Normal Brand, Banana Republic, Soft Surroundings, Saks Off 5th, Hats by Di-Anne, Barbara Bultman and more. For tickets and information, visit the fashion show’s official website. 1 Ameristar Blvd, St Charles

Sept. 19: Lavelle Denim Launch
Lindenwood University graduate and fashion designer Stephen Curd returns to St. Louis from Chicago for the official launch of his newest venture, Lavelle Denim, for the first stop of The Traveling Tailor Pop-Up Shop at Bronx-Diba in Earth City. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11am-4pm and highlight the brand’s first full collection and allow new customers to try on jeans with the assistance and guidance of the designer himself. 3630 Corporate Trail Dr., Earth City

Sept. 19: The Wildey Theater Celebrates Fashion
Join the Friends of The Wildey in Edwardsville for a yearly fashion show event that highlights the best of the best fashion and retail in the community in the Metro East. This year’s event will be hosted by ALIVE Magazine Fashion Editor Sarah Stallmann. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Wildey Theater website. 252 North Main Street, Edwardsville

Sept. 20: Sole Survivor Introduction to Leather class
Join Steve at Sole Survivor for a complimentary introduction to leatherworking class. Expect to learn about tanning, leather sources and tools used in the workshop. At the end of your visit, sign up for a future workshop to construct your own leather item that most interests you. The class is a prerequisite to Sole Survivor’s class offerings and will entail a conversation, demonstration and presentation about all aspects of leather object creation. For more information or to RSVP, please visit the Facebook event page. 7312 Manchester Road, Maplewood

Sept. 23: Kickoff event for PLAY DATE at Ivy Hill
Join Ivy Hill in celebrating the kickoff of the annual Play Date benefit for St. Louis Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5-8pm. Attendees will be able to shop fun looks for the inaugural event as well as enjoy a special one-night-only ticket discount for the main event which takes place on Nov. 21. 8835 Ladue Rd.

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