Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week 2014
Rebecca Minkoff: Saks Fifth Avenue, April 24 | TICKETS
Rebecca Minkoff has developed into a global lifestyle brand with a wide range of accessories, footwear, apparel, handbags and jewelry as well as men’s leather goods under the label Ben Minkoff. The brand is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide, and on March 1, 2012, Rebecca opened her first free-standing boutique in Tokyo. In 2011, she won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council. Rebecca is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies including Jessica Seinfeld’s non-profit, Baby Buggy.
Viktor Luna: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
Viktor Luna’s line is elegantly daring, consisting of looks that evoke a sophisticated feel with a punk edge finish. The eponymous label has gained tremendous momentum since Luna’s appearance in the hit show Project Runway, boosting publication appearances in the likes of Elle Mexico, French Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Skif International: Union Station, April 25 & St. Louis Public Radio, March 27 | TICKETS
St. Louis’s own beloved and nationally acclaimed Nina Ganci of SKIF International is back to present yet another beautiful presentation of her classic deconstructed and naturally fabricated knitwear. With presence in over a hundred boutiques in the US and Canada, SKIF has been able to remain a national knitwear staple while staying true to its hometown roots.
Harbison: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
Since the brand’s inception last year, Charles Elliot Harbison of Harbison has already been recognized as a designer to watch by two of the industry’s leading voices—Vogue and the New York Times. Using a foundation of “contradictions,” Harbison blurs the lines between femininity and androgyny to produce beautifully constructed collections with refined artistry.
Novis: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
Jordana Warmflash, the Washington University grad behind Novis, discovered the perfect recipe for whimsical elegance. Playing with unconventional textures and off-kilter prints in classic silhouettes, the emerging designer garnered enough recognition to land her the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in 2014.
Blue Bird Apparel: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
Blue Bird Apparel is a St. Louis based young contemporary apparel brand, owned and designed by Anna Friss. Isreali born Friss, former commercial designer out of California and Chicago, now creates street style inspired collections for the fashion adventurous.
Dipped & Dyed: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
Dipped & Dyed designer Genevieve Cortinovis believes fashion can be one of the best tools for preserving cultural traditions and fostering sustainable economic growth. Merging contemporary design and traditional production, each piece in Dipped & Dyed’s collection is unique, and represents a culmination of artistry and artisanship.
Michael Drummond: Union Station, April 25 | TICKETS
St. Louis native and Project Runway veteran Michael Drummond is a Saint Louis Fashion Week staple, having shown in the last two previous seasons and wowing attendees at both shows. His Exquisite Corpse collections tell an eerie love story between texture and silhouette.
Q Liu: St. Louis Public Radio, March 27 | TICKETS
Q Liu Designer Quin loves working with natural fibers. She says wool has a distinct “feel” and character that she finds interesting. Previously, Qun was an interior designer and painter. In 2004, while studying contemporary art in Paris, she was introduced to felting. This led to a sudden and dramatic shift in her focus as an artist. She currently resides on the faculty at important St. Louis arts institution Craft Alliance.