Don’t feel too left out if you didn’t board a plane to New York City this week for Fashion Week . . . we’ve got so much going on right here in the Twin Cities that it’s tough to decide between all the shows happening this weekend! Here’s a roundup of a few that might pique your interest.
Tonight is the national Fashion’s Night Out. Instigated by none other than Vogue editor Anna Wintour as a way to boost the economy and put the joy back in shopping, the event has spread nationwide.
Fashion’s Night Out at Neiman Marcus, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. TONIGHT
See Mary O’Regan’s top picks for fall fashion, check out the Fashion Sketch Contest judged by Voltage’s Anna Lee. Peep the Isaia Fall Made to Measure trunk show. Enjoy complimentary skincare and makeup treatments, take digital photos, and sample food from Cocoa & Fig, D’Amico & Sons, and OM Contemporary Indian Cuisine. Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Fashion’s Night Out at Galleria, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., TONIGHT
Galleria is going all out. Just a sampling of what’s happening there tonight: Trunk shows, including a Trina Turk show at Melly; an appearance by artist and author David Cook at Len Druskin; fashion accessories demonstrations from Pucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexis Bittar, and more at StyledLife. In all, 15 Galleria boutiques are participating! Galleria, Edina
Commemorative Air Force Vintage Fashion Show & Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m., TONIGHT
Kick off the evening with a wine tasting including wines from Warehouse Winery and Import Iberia. At 8 p.m., see the fashion show, including items from The Girl Can’t Help It Deluxe Clothing, Twilight Soaps & Gifts, Pacific Shores Stone Works, and Atta Girl by Kedrin. Following thereafter is a trunk show, and the silent auction goes all night. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. MN Wing Hangar, 310 Airport Rd., Hangar 3, South St. Paul, 651-455-6942
Opening reception for Kevin Kramp at the Textile Center, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., TONIGHT
Kevin Kramp is known for his avant-garde knitwear, which made quite the splash at Voltage this year. He’s been recognized internationally for his talents, and it’d behoove you to snap up one of his affordable scarves tonight at the Textile Center. It’s the an opening reception for “Mind at Hand,” which features Kramp, and works from fiber artist Allison Roberts and installation artist Lyz Wendland. The exhibition runs through October 16 if you can’t get to the opener tonight. 3000 University Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-436-0464
Northern Grade Ad Hoc Men’s Market at Architectural Antiques, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday
Local mainstay J.W. Hulme and insta-classic neckwear line Pierrepont Hicks bring a men’s goods show to Northeast on Saturday! The Northern Grade Ad Hoc Men’s Market continues the revival of classic Minnesotan and northern-U.S. brands (“all made in the US of A”) and a revival of menswear in and of itself. There will be loads of goods from Red Wing Shoes, Baldwin Denim, MartinPatrick3, Doane Paper, Steger Mukluks, Duluth Pack, Galen Labs, and more. Food provided by 128 Café and music by Erik Koskinen Band. 1330 Quincy St., Mpls.
Stationery Saturdays at Lunalux, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday
Lunalux will be working the press tomorrow to create custom letterhead for all comers. I’m particularly fond of the St. Paul letterhead. $29 for your own personalized set. Doesn’t get much better than that, people. 1618 Harmon Pl., Mpls., 612-373-0526