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FWMN Presents Joy: Spring ‘23 Lineup – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 16, 2023 | style/mode

Spring 2023 Events & Tickets

Let’s light up the Twin Cities with JOY this season, the feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

Rose & Bull: New Millenium | Sunday, April 23rd | 12:30pm | The Whim

Rose + Bull presents The New Millenium. POV: It’s the turn of the century, you and your friends are gearing up to hit the clubs as the digital world attempts to grasp the 2000’s. Digital camera on the wrist, bath and body works spritz in the air, AIM going away message set…it’s going to be a good night. Join us as we celebrate the resurrection and reinvention of ‘THE NEW MILLENIUM’.

Mpls Local Vintage Vendors:

  • Lady L. Vintage (@ladylvintage)

  • Frock Queen (@frockqueen)

  • Legacy (@shoplegacystore)

  • The Cat and The Cobra (@thecatandthecobra)

  • Ragstock (@ragstock)

  • Daily Dose Retro (@dailydoseretro)

  • Lobster Garden (@lobstergardenvintage)

  • The Red Eye (@jalynrosestyling)

  • Show Stopper Vintage (@showstoppervintage)

  • Rosella Vintage (@rosella.vintage)

P R O X I M I T Y | Sunday, April 23rd | 6pm | Dwell44

FWMN presents P R O X I M I T Y. The idea of being in close space and reality, emphasizing the point that we are close to greatness because we are great, as a community, as artists and as humans. That a high end label and a local label literally share the same space and reality. Produced by Mao Xiong, Sarah Kunh & Gayle Smaller Jr. with Paola Rincon leading our model team. Our Spring production will be introducing nine designers, some of who are showing with FWMN for the first time!! Designers:

  • Anna Brauch (@leather_and_velvet)

  • Anisa Khan (@anibells_)

  • Jaqueline Schaffer (@jacquelinebutterflydesigns)

  • Olivia Sao (@scrapsthebrand)

  • Alaena Klages (@orinlaen)

  • Jordan Carpenter (@jordancarpenterfashion)

  • Sarah Edwards (@iamsarahedwards)

  • Brittney Kline (@bossladyshoetique)

  • Pieces of Kandakes (@piecesofkandakes)

  • Venci (@venciofficial_)

  • Frostytch

Into the Studio | Monday, April 24th | 6pm | Urban Daisy

Join us for Into The Studio Sustainable Style : A Fashion Revolution, a vibrant runway show of the latest collections from 8 MN designers. Each collection utilizes different aspects of the slow fashion movement: from using natural, organic, and recycled materials to featuring ethical and fair-trade production processes. Meet the designers who will share insights into their design process and the inspiration behind their sustainable practices. Into The Studio is part of the larger Fashion Revolution Week, which is a global movement dedicated to raising awareness about the true cost of fashion and promoting more sustainable and ethical fashion practices. Produced by Danielle Everine.

Apparel Designers:

  • Danielle Everine ( @danielleeverine)

  • Hell ‘R High Water Wares (@hellrhighwaterwares)

  • Way The Label (@waythelabel)

  • Rebekah Anne Clothing @rebekah.anne.clothing

  • Lesley Helen (@couturemehelen)

  • Uselding Fridays (@joshuadmcgarvey )

Accessory Designers:

  • Green Armadillo (@green.armadillo)

  • Strey Designs(@strey_designs)

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Northern Lights | Tuesday, April 25th | 5pm | Machine Shop

Delina White of IamAnishinaabe, MN Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe presents Northern Lights: A Native Nations Fashion Night & Fashion Week MN Couture Show. The show will be a unique fashion experience showcase the lifeways of the Yup’ik of Alaska & the Great Lakes Woodlands Anishinaabeg. Guaranteed to be an awe-inspiring event. Shop the marketplace showcasing Native Artisans & natural ingredients beauty products, originally designed fashion, jewelry & accessories.


  • Golga Oscar, Kasigluk Elders Traditional Council – Yup’ik Nation. Carrying on the traditions of his people, Golga is creating apparel that is more than just a fashion statement, it’s “a way of life.”

  • Garret Henry, Anishinaabe from Roseau River 1st Nation, Manitoba, Canada will be showcasing a new Native couture collection as an expansion of his traditional designs with a contemporary flare on Native dance outfits.

  • Delina White of IamAnishinaabe, MN Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be introducing the Deer River High School ISD 317, Anishinaabe Education  Leadership Group, Anishinaabe Giikinooamaadi’wigamigoong, and their fashion designs as an advanced guided project sponsored by the Blandin Foundation.

Luxe Streetwear | Wednesday, April 26th | 5:30pm | The Machine Shop

Keiona Cook of Qe’Bella Couture presents Luxe Streetwear: The Futuristic Perspective of Candyland that celebrates all ages. This fashion show fundraiser for Lovely’s Sewing & Arts Collective (LSAC) celebrates community and covers youth scholarships for learning the art of sewing, fashion design and entrepreneurship. LSAC is located in the Northloop in the Rise Bagel building. Additionally, this show features couture and custom streetwear designers, a high school designer, print streetwear designers, and the LSAC youth showcasing their skills through different art forms. Come enjoy a moment in time with local fashion and jewelry designers for an event not to miss!


  • Qe’Bella Couture

  • Wet by Bre

  • Flavor World

  • The Crochet Gay

  • Chemistry Fashions

  • House of Nor

  • Fia Morin

  • Sew Printed

  • Corazon Clothing

  • DesignsByEllis

  • Michelle Dolan

  • Catrielle Creates


Jewelry Designers:

  • Chosen & Free Co.

  • Nashipai

Dare 2 Be Golden | Thursday, April 27th | 6pm | Location: W Minneapolis The Foshay

Golden Magazine presents, Dare 2 Be Golden, a fashion show expanding the reach of the fashion community to Minneapolis youth and provide a space to cultivate new relationships. Dare 2 be Golden reflects the power of getting dressed and showing up as your authentic self.


  • Florence Gbondo (@ShopwithfloLLC)

  • Maly Her (Her Intent) – @her_intent / @herintent

  • Satiya Amporful (Uniquely Global) – @ug_finds

  • Isabel Atkinson (Views/Izaobel) – @izaobel @izaobel.png and @viewsclothing.co

  • Sandra Ortega (Sanorte Design) – @sanortedesign

Student Designers:

  • Jaylee Rosand – @jay_soo_lee

  • Kylie Halverson – @kyliekandice

  • Neema Mochoge – @neems.mochie

  • Erin Briggs – @erin.briggs / @erin.briggs.art

Coalesce: Voices | Friday, April 28th | 6pm | Mosaic Venue

Coalesce presents Voices: Inspired by Stories of Our Lived Experiences. Coalesce hits the runway for its second year with Fashion Week Minnesota, an AAPI organization focused on celebrating AAPI + BIPOC voices. This season, the team will bring a biopic experience to our guests by creating collections inspired by our team’s stories and the lived experiences that influence our work. Co-produced by Mao Xiong and Mary Lee.


  • @livethefashionlife

  • @cindy.leewood

  • @be_tvumbydivya

  • @mayzhathelabel

  • @zeyacouture

  • @mengfeilin

  • @thenameisshianne

  • @shopbollywear

  • @snobhouse

  • @suney_designs

EVOLVE | Saturday, April 29 | 6:30pm | The Museum of Russian Art

The Fitting Room presents EVOLVE as the premier finale event for Fashion Week MN featuring all local designers and their capsule collections from ready-to-wear to couture. All collections are immediately available for purchase after the show as well as the designers current collections throughout the evening in the curated pop-up. Join us for an evening of celebrating local MN designers and their collections! The Spring line-up will include the following designers: Foat Design, Danielle Everine, Scott J Lehmann, Joeleen Torvick, 1004 Designs, Van Quigg, Alma Mia, Anyse Fashion, Cece Cabana, Tonya M Yarwood, Be Tvum, ACG, Ema, Josephine Denae, 3jag design. Dottir, Gina Mount, Amy Sabatier Designs, Vikse, Arianne Zager, J Lux, PP Taller, SHExclusive, Lindsey Ries Studio, Karen Morris Millinery, Strey Designs, Eagle Falcon, El & Grey Design.


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