This Week In Fashion: Saint Louis Fashion Week Kicks Off

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Oct. 22: Saint Louis Fashion Week Kickoff Party
ALIVE Magazine and Saint Louis Fashion Week have teamed up with West County Center to highlight Fall 2015’s most exciting (and wearable!) trends. Don’t miss the first runway show of the season on Oct. 22 from 5:30-11pm. Attendees will get the chance to view the latest in fall styles from West County Center stores. Spot something covetable? Post-runway, stores will offer discounts and promotions for the looks you loved at affordable prices.
Tickets | 80 West County Center Dr, Des Peres

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Oct. 23-25: E’VILLE Indie
E’ville Indie’s makers market, taking place Oct. 23-25, is a display of goods you won’t want to miss. This year’s lineup of 40-plus vendors includes boutiques like Annamaya Clothing, Bohemian Babies, Beqi Clothing and NO Designs Textiles. For accessory-lovers, there’s Envisage Vintage Jewelry and Dess Handbags. Set in the historic Wildey Theatre, E’ville Indie will display its wares throughout two entire floors. Come support local businesses and try your luck in the raffle! Oct. 23, 6pm-10pm; Oct. 24, 10am-8pm; Oct. 25, 10am-5pm.
Saturday and Sunday Free | The Wildey Theatre, 252 N Main St, Edwardsville, Illinois

Oct. 22-24: Atelier Zobel Trunk Show with Designer Peter Schmid
Internationally-renowned German designer Peter Schmid brings his latest collection of Atelier Zobel jewelry to St. Louis, at a three-day event at Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers on Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. His unusual, contemporary creations are sought by jewelry aficionados around the world, and are distinguished by their avant-garde shapes, combinations of precious metals, and one-of-a-kind gemstones.
Free | Elleard Heffern 101 South Hanley Road, Clayton

Oct. 23: Frills, Chills and Vino Spills Living Collective Pop-Up Party
Come shop, drink, and party with the gals of Living Collective in the Central West End. Shop the STL-based web store’s clothing and accessories while enjoying some sweets, snacks, music and tastings from Vino.
Free | The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave, CWE

Oct. 26: The Normal Brand Trunk Show
Join The Normal Brand Founder Jimmy Sansone for light bites and cocktails in the men’s department during Saks Fifth Avenue’s bi-annual SHOP NYC Men’s trunk show event—a curated collection of designer men’s clothing and accessories pulled right off of the New York floor. Eric Jennings, VP and Fashion Director of Men’s, Home and Beauty will also be in attendance to host a private men’s master class.
Free | Plaza Frontenac, Ladue 

Saint Louis Fashion Week News and Events

Nov. 4: Caleres Emerging Designer Award Presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund
Five finalists from all over the country will compete for a $25,000 cash grant awarded by Caleres and the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. Designer finalists include Julie Haus and Jason Alkire (Haus Alkire), Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta (Eckhaus Latta), Azede Jean-Pierre (Azede Jean-Pierre), Katharine Polk (Houghton) and Jordana Warmflash (NOVIS). Who will take home the prize?
Tickets | St. Louis Union Station

Nov. 5: Wear It Fashion Challenge
Ten designers. One $5,000 cash award. Local designer finalists will create a look inspired by a work of art, showcasing their final design during a special opening event at The Luminary during STLFW. One winner, to be determined by an esteemed panel of judges, will win a $5,000 cash award presented by ALIVE Magazine and Siba. Finalists: Michael Drummond, Nina Ganci, AJ Thouvenot, Nasheli Ortiz, Qun Liu, Destini Gamble, Barbara Bultman, Alexis Cook, Leah Babette and Tiffany Rae.
Tickets | The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street

Nov. 6: Projects+Gallery Presents Fantich & Young
Join one of St. Louis’ newest galleries in welcoming East London design duo Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, who will present Apex Predator | Darwinian Voodoo for the first time in the United States.Free with RSVP | Projects + Gallery, 4733 McPherson Ave, CWE

Nov. 7: STL Designer Pop-Up
Shop and view the newest St. Louis-based fashion designer collections at one of the most inspiring places in the city–the production studio of SKIF International on The Hill.
Free | SKIF Studios, 2008 Marconi Ave, The Hill

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