Top 10 Reasons We Loved This Season of STLFW

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

From beginning to end, this season’s Saint Louis Fashion Week events were packed with countless memorable moments and reasons why people are saying this season is one of the best yet. Here are our Top 10…

10. The Swag

This year, guests walked away with the ultimate souvenir--a 30-page flipbook capturing your photobooth moments.

Photo booth at the Designer Showcase. Photo by Johnny Booker.

Along with exclusive deals and discounts from a variety of local businesses,  guests walked away with the ultimate souvenir—a 30-page flipbook capturing your photo booth moments in motion.

9. The Unconventional

Skif. STLFW Designer Showcase.

Skif on the runway of the Designer Showcase. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Skif charmed the audience with a fun runway presentation that included models from all walks of life sporting the St. Louis-based institution’s classic and modern knitwear at the Designer Showcase finale.

8. The Cause

Photo by Christopher Gibbons.

Spring into Fashion at Saint Louis Galleria. Photo by Christopher Gibbons.

At both Spring Into Fashion at the Saint Louis Galleria and Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue, 100 percent of the proceeds raised went directly to organizations in our community. Wedneday’s Spring Into Fashion raised over $3,600 for charity partner Friends of Wings, a non-profit organization that assists children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, while over $8,000 in ticket sales to Rebecca Minkoff went to the Saint Louis Fashion Fund.

7. The Locals

St. Louis-based designers were on their A-game this season. We loved what we saw from designers including Michael Drummond, Blue Bird Apparel, Dipped & Dyed, Devil City and Skif. Photo by Matt Kile.

Designer Presentation before the runway show at the STLFW Designer Showcase. Photo by Matt Kile.

St. Louis-based designers were on their A-game this season. We loved what we saw from designers including Michael Drummond, Blue Bird Apparel, Dipped & Dyed, Devil City and Skif.

6. The People

From countless volunteers and sponsorship partners to the hundreds of attendees from the St. Louis area and beyond, STLFW wouldn't have been the same without you. Photo by Matt Kile.

Backstage at the Designer Showcase. Photo by Matt Kile.

From countless models, volunteers, backstage crew and sponsorship partners to the hundreds of attendees from the St. Louis area and beyond, STLFW wouldn’t have been the same without you.

5. #STLFW

You were all over social media sites from Twitter to Instagram sharing your style, your experiences and your favorite moments and we loved every minute of it.

Models backstage at the Designer Showcase. Photo by Matt Kile.

You were all over social media sites from Twitter to Instagram sharing your style, your experiences and your favorite moments. View the amazing roundup of pictures from the front lines at #STLFW.

4. The Shopping

Photo by Amber Joivon.

Designer Pop-Up Shop at William Shearburn Gallery. Photo by Amber Joivon.

From post-show shopping of the Saint Louis Galleria’s top stores to the Saks meet-and-greet and shopping opp with Rebecca Minkoff to the Designer Pop-Up Shop following the finale show, fashionistas of STLFW were able to get their shop on all week long.

3. The Sweetheart

Rebecca Minkoff is not only a top national design talent, but she also happens to be one of the sweetest people in the biz. Her jam-packed runway show at Saks Fifth Avenue wow-ed the crowd and was followed up by an exclusive meet-and-greet. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Rebecca Minkoff  at Saks Fifth Avenue. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Rebecca Minkoff is not only a top national design talent, but she also happens to be one of the sweetest people in the biz. Her jam-packed runway show at Saks Fifth Avenue wowed the crowd and was followed up by an exclusive meet-and-greet and shopping session.

2. The Talent

From Project Runway All-Stars to CFDA inducted fashion designers, the STLFW talent was top-notch. Photo by Matt Kile.

Viktor Luna with his models at the Designer Showcase. Photo by Matt Kile.

From “Project Runway” All-Star Viktor Luna and CFDA-inducted fashion designer Novis to New York-based Harbison and nationally recognized STL favorite Skif, the STLFW talent was top-notch.

1. The Finale

STLFW ended with a bang at the beautiful Union Station that boasted a mile-long runway and plenty of elbow room. The scene was reminiscent of decades past as the main terminal filled with laughter and fashion in an unforgettable grand finale.  Photo by Johnny Booker.

STLFW Designer Showcase. Photo by Johnny Booker.

STLFW ended with a bang at the beautiful Union Station that boasted a mile-long runway and plenty of elbow room. The scene brought the main terminal to life, filled with laughter and fashion in an unforgettable grand finale.

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