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
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.