On Thursday night, local style influencers, shop owners, designers and creatives gathered to celebrate fashion and personal passions at I AM MPLS! held at Machine Shop in northeast Minneapolis.
The fashion show portion of the evening was curated by Culture Piece Magazine and featured an all POC lineup of models dressed in a medley of ensembles from local designers and brands.
In between runway displays, there was live music and lots of networking. GoMN got the lowdown on what inspired some of the vibrant outfits that filled the historic Machine Shop.
Name: Bris Carbajal, fashion designer
Outfit rundown: Handmade striped dress, thrifted red boots and orange Wilson Leather jacket
Design style: "My personal design aesthetic is anything bold – anything that occupies space."
Name: Sydney Roberts, community manager at The Coven MPLS
Outfit rundown: Red faux fur coat and metallic jumpsuit from Target, heeled Dr. Martens boots, and Melody Ehsani statement earrings
Style inspiration: @abearnamedtroy on Instagram and a combination of Lizzo and Adele's style
Name: Evin Schultz, fashion retail professional
Outfit rundown: Everything is American Apparel, except floral skinnies were thrifted from Rewind Vintage
Name: Aniki Allen, 10-year-oldcreative director of Ice Cream Bowties
Outfit rundown: Wintery white ensemble featuring a handmade bowtie made from Legos and a custom hoodie from fellow kid designer Kari Yang
Go-to outfit: Hoodie, sweatpants and some LeBron sneakers
Name: Lauren Withers, branch lead at Bridgewater Bank
Outfit rundown: Green silky pants from Zara in Paris and orange coat from Chinatown in San Francisco
Style inspiration: "My style is very global. I like to take a little something from everywhere I go."