5 stylish looks from I AM MPLS! 2017

Fashionable Minnesotans gathered for an evening of style and networking.

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."

Instagram: @y.essenya

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

Instagram: @_sydnatious_

Name: Evin Schultz, fashion retail professional

Outfit rundown: Everything is American Apparel, except floral skinnies were thrifted from Rewind Vintage

Style inspiration:Luca Fersko, Jairwoo and Yummertime


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."

Instagram: @lauren.withers

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