Shopping + Style Events: April 25-30

A look from Hazel & Rose from the Fashion Week MN lookbook


This week’s best shopping and style events, plus Fashion Week Minnesota highlights:

  • Fashion Revolution Week: April 24 to 30 marks Fashion Revolution Week, an annual commemoration of the 1,129 garment workers who died during the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013. The initiative runs awareness-raising events around the world, pushing consumers to ask brands “who made my clothes?” via a social media campaign and advocating for a more ethical and self-conscious fashion industry. Twin Cities shops and artist studios get into the act with a series of events this week. They include a mending lab at Junket: Tossed & Found (7-8:30 p.m. Tue., April 25); a t-shirt upcycling event that includes live screen printing hosted by local lit magazine The Riveter at Twin Spirits Distillery (7-9 p.m. Fri., April 28); and an indigo upcycling workshop with Indigo & Snow at the local maker’s Casket Arts studio (10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., April 29 @ Casket Arts, Studio 221). For a complete list of events, visit Facebook.

  • Online/Offline: The Business of Fashion: As part of Fashion Week MN, Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul presents a panel discussion on how influencers and bloggers impact consumer behavior to create brand awareness, and how brands quantify that information. 6-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. discussion) Tue., April 25 @ The Bachelor Farmer, 2nd level event space, 50 N. Second Ave., Minneapolis; tickets $10-$25 @, info @

  • Joynoëlle: Fungi: Beauty from Decay: Minneapolis fashion designer Joy Teiken debuts her latest couture collection with a stylized runway presentation as part of Fashion Week Minnesota. Taking inspiration from mushrooms and lichens, the collection features the designer’s innovative use of fabric and organic silhouettes. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit Kill Kancer, and the show is followed by an after party DJ’d by Lori Barbero. Get a preview of the collection and hear more about Teiken’s inspiration on the MnMo Style blog6-9 p.m., 7 p.m. show Tue., April 25 @ Aria, 105 N. First St., Minneapolis, tickets are $15 GA, $50 VIP @, info @

  • Live Fashion Gallery: A group of six emerging local fashion designers will present mini collections as part of spring Fashion Week MN at the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis. The designer-produced, unconventional fashion show will feature gallery-style presentations inspired by craft-food movement, plus a Boundary Waters-inspired look in partnership with Friends of the Boundary Waters. 7-9 p.m. Wed., April 26 @ Food Building, 1401 Marshall St. NE. (enter on 14th Ave. NE.), Minneapolis, tickets $25 @

  • Hazel & Rose presents #WhoMadeMyClothes?: Ethical fashion boutique Hazel & Rose is celebrating Fashion Revolution Week and Fashion Week Minnesota with an interactive fashion show that answers the question, “Who made my clothes?” Hear the stories behind the lines carried by the store and shop the collections during this free, in-store event. 6-8 p.m. Thu., April 27 @ Hazel & Rose, 945 Broadway Ave. NE., Minneapolis, 612-788-4178,, info @

  • Raul Osorio S/S17 Collection Presentation: Minneapolis-based menswear designer Raul Osorio, who competed on the 10th season of Project Runway, presents his spring/summer 2017 collection, which explores the juxtaposition of hard lines and masculine silhouettes with feminine lightness, using denim as a canvas. This free, informal presentation is produced by Fashion Week Minnesota. 21+, 8-10 p.m. (presentation 8-8:30 p.m.) Thu., April 27 @ Jetset, 115 N. First St., Minneapolis, info @

  • Brochu Walker Event: Shop the spring and summer 2017 collections by Brochu Walker during this three-day event. The L.A. brand is known for its unique twist on classic, feminine silhouettes, rich textiles inspired by European design. April 28-30 @ Grethen House Edina, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725,

  • Linden Hills Spring Shopping Crawl: The shops of Linden Hills are joining forces for a spring shopping crawl. Events include a Satya jewelry trunk show, drawings for prizes, and a gift-with-purchase, a warehouse sale, and complimentary chair massages and brow consultations at Lily & Violet. Those who collect a stamp from each participating business (Lily & Violet, The Linden Tree, Brown & Greene Floral, and Victory Vintage) will be entered to win a gift card from each business. April 28-30 @ businesses between W. 44th & Beard Ave. S., Minneapolis; for more info, visit Facebook

  • Art in Bloom Fashion Show & Luncheon: Held during the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s annual Art in Bloom art and floral festival, this afternoon fashion show and luncheon will feature spring looks from several Galleria shops and local designers styled and emceed by fashion expert Grant Whittaker, followed by a formal luncheon. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 612-870-6323. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (noon show, 1 p.m. luncheon), Fri., April 28 @ Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis; info @ (SOLD OUT)

  • TIM+THOM presents Black Hearts Ball: Fashion designers Tim and Thom Navarro present their annual fashion show, which pairs theatrical mini collections by local designers paired live accompaniment by Twin Cities opera singers and a pianist. 7 p.m. VIP, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, Fri., April 28 @ American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis; info @ (SOLD OUT)

  • Spring Fling Fashion Show: The shops at Selby and Snelling showcase their spring collections at this fashion show benfiting Women Venture and Union Park District Council. Participating stores include Lula Vintage Wear, Karma, Up Six Vintage, Spoils of Wear, Flirt Boutique, and more. 7-9 p.m. Fri., April 28 @ WACPAC, 161 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, $10 admission (tickets available at participating stores in advance or at the door); info @

  • HAMMS Event: The 5th annual HAMMS Event–short for Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed–is a Minnesota-made market with a twist: Up to $5,000 in event ticket sales and donations will be awarded to one of the participating makers to invest in their business. Shop goods from brands including Tessa Louise, Anywhere Apparel, Tradition Creek, and Stormsisters Spatique, and enjoy local beer, food, and spirits. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 29 @ City House 258 Mill St., St. Paul, tickets are $10-$15 @

  • Winsome Goods Market: Local fashion designer Kathryn Sieve recently opened a joint storefront and studio in Minnesota featuring her brand, Winsome. To celebrate Fashion Week Minnesota, the designer is hosting four of her favorite local and national brands in a free, one-day pop-up market. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., April 29 @ Winsome Flagship, 201 6th St. SE. #2, Minneapolis,, info @

  • Craftstravaganza: Now in its 12th year, the Twin Cities’ original indie craft fair is back with a new lineup of makers, including Aprilierre and Everthine Jewelry, FOAT Design, Nokomis Knitting Company, and Strey Designs, plus free workshops and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 29 @ MN State Fairgrounds, Progress Center, 1621 Randall Ave., St. Paul,

  • Feminist Improv for Fashion Revolution Day: #IMadeYourClothes: Locally-focused fashion boutique Showroom celebrates Fashion Revolution Week and the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign, and Fashion Week Minnesota with a shopping event spotlighting body-positive performances by a feminist comedy improv group and local makers, including Kindred Folk, Tessa Louise, Joeleen Torvick, Scott J. Lehmann, and guest designer Emily Trevor. 5-8 p.m. Sat., April 29 @ Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-345-7391,, info @

  • Culture Piece Magazine presents: Melatonin: Minneapolis-based online publication Culture Piece Magazine is closing out Fashion Week Minnesota with its first fashion presentation, which features a lineup of all POC (people of color) designers, models, hairstylists, makeup artists, and producers, plus visual art and live music. 7-9 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP) Sat., April 29 @ Le Méridien Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, (SOLD OUT)

  • Minneapolis Craft Market: This shopping event pops up in a series of breweries each month, showcasing handmade goods by a rotating roster of local makers. This month’s edition features goods from Fair Anita, Ethos Collection, Anywhere Apparel, and LaLunette Jewelry. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., April 30 @ Lakes & Legends Brewing Co., 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis; see the full lineup at

  • Minneapolis Catwalk for Water: Local Aveda salons come together to raise money for Earth Month during this annual “green carpet” event showcasing their creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup, and fashion. The event also includes live auctions, a cash bar, a food truck, and DJ. 3:30-7 p.m. Sun., April 30 @ Aveda Institute, 400 Central Ave. SE., Minneapolis; $40 GA tickets, $150 VIP @

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