5 stylish looks from Fashion Week MN's kickoff event

Fashion Week MN (FWMN) commenced Thursday with a high-energy, social media-inspired event.

On Thursday evening, fashion bloggers, stylists, designers and enthusiasts gathered for the fifth semi-annual #MINNSTAFASHION event at W Minneapolis. 

In the midst of networking, local fashion influencers got a first look at work from up-and-coming designers while listening to DJ Lenka Paris mix in the colorfully lit, yet cozy space on the Foshay's first floor.

Throughout the evening, attendees posted their fashionable outfits on Instagram with the event hashtag in hopes of winning a prize. Meanwhile, GoMN got the lowdown on what inspired the thought out street style looks that flooded the first event of this fall's FWMN

Name: Davee Ek, PR professional and fashion blogger 

Outfit rundown: Striped Storets blouse paired with Tory Sport trousers

Favorite local shops: June Resale and Fashion Avenue

Instagram: @youngbrokefabulous

Name: Bryan Heard, fashion designer

Outfit rundown: Thrifted sweater, Dickies trousers, Comme des Garçons x Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers and Unit Portables crossbody bag

Creative inspirations: NYFW, Virgil Abloh and 1970s and 1980s fashion


Name: Sophia Stewart, retail and visual merchandising professional and fashion writer

Outfit rundown: Head-to-toe Zara

Style influences: Rihanna, and mixing and matching different colors and patterns


Name: Nathan Eckstein, PR and marketing professional

Outfit rundown: Lady Gaga tour tee, Asos overalls and Timberland boots

Style influences: Christian Siriano, Lady Gaga and the color pink


Name: Chelsea Ivan, fashion blogger

Outfit rundown: Vintage 1950s nightgown and Buffalo platform boots, "just like Baby Spice used to wear" 

Style influences: Rihanna and vintage shops


This event was co-produced by W Minneapolis and The Scout Guide Minneapolis.

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