This Week In Fashion: New York Fashion Week Kicks Off

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

St. Louis’ most fab fashion news and events.

New York Fashion Week kicks off this week in a new location. Photo courtesy of

New York Fashion Week kicks off this week in a new location. Photo courtesy of

Sept 1-15: Designer Submissions for STLFWs ‘Wear It’ by V Projects

Submissions for St. Louis-based designer candidates who are looking to compete for a $5K cash prize during Saint Louis Fashion Week‘s newest event, ‘Wear It’ presented by the new V Projects gallery space, are now being accepted through Sept. 15. For contest rules and submission requirements, view the full post here. To view the current Saint Louis Fashion Week calendar as it develops, visit

Sept. 12: Fashion Designer Isaiah Jenkins III Debut Party at YuMe
YuMe hosts the official launch party for recent Lindenwood University graduate Isaiah Jenkins III and his clothing line that draws inspiration from his minimalist lifestyle, using shapes, colors and lines to tell a story. 3408 Ohio

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 at the new locations of Skylight at Moynihan Station in Midtown and Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo. Follow along with the hashtag #ALIVEatNYFW to get all of the behind-the-scenes access.

Next week:

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

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