This Week In Fashion: Fashion Show Season In STL

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style
Barbara Bultman, winner of Pins and Needles, will be one of several designers to showcase at this seasons Missouri Style Week festivities. Photo by Seth Lewis.

Barbara Bultman, winner of Pins and Needles, will be one of several designers to showcase at this seasons Missouri Style Week festivities. Photo by Seth Lewis.

Aug. 26-29: Missouri Style Week
Join Missouri Style Week for the launch of its 2015 festivities beginning on Wednesday with a new expansion to Columbia. The week will feature a vendor shopping experience and a runway show at Columbia’s Plaza Event Center at Parkade, followed by two additional nights of fashion in St. Louis County at the Westport Plaza Pavilion. The event combines both rising stars and emerging designers from the Midwest, including Nasheli Juliana, Alexis Cook, Barbara Bultman, Tiffany Rae, IHeart Fink, Abaya Dake and Richard Cotto. For a full roster of designers and to purchase tickets, visit the MSW event page.

Aug. 27: Fall Decor Launch Party at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams featuring Mosby
On Thursday from 6–9 pm at the Plaza Frontenac location of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon will be in attendance to discuss design, use of space and lower level remodels. Guests will enjoy cocktails, whiskey, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and enter to win raffle items that match the spirit of the evening. All proceeds from the raffle and auction will be donated to Variety Children’s Charity, an iconic organization who’ve been helping disabled children for more than 80 years. Click here for more information. Plaza Frontenac

Save the date!
Sept. 9-17: New York Fashion Week
ALIVE Magazine CEO Elizabeth Tucker and Fashion Editor Sarah Stallmann will be bringing you exclusive stories highlighting designers who have St. Louis connections during NYFW SS16 season. Follow along with the hashtag #ALIVEatNYFW to get all of the behind-the-scenes access.

Sept. 18: Celebrate Style
Save the date for the annual Celebrate Style Fashion Show to benefit Siteman Cancer Center. This year, the cocktail party and runway show event will take place at the Contemporary Art Museum, highlighting an impressive roster of designers and brands including Paperdolls Boutique, Gap, Paulie Gibson, Dimvaloo. For more information, visit Celebrate Events.

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.

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 highlight the brand’s first full collection and allow new customers to try on jeans with the assistance and guidance of the designer himself. For more information, visit Lavelle Denim on the web.

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. For more information and future announcements, keep tabs on the Wildey Theater website.

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