Fashion

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Sketches to runway, the progression of apparel design
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Thu, 02/05/2015
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At the pinnacle of their academic careers, 13 University of Minnesota apparel design seniors focused on the notion of joy and celebration.

With this in mind comes REVEL, a final showcase hosted by The College of Design on Saturday. At the show, the students will exhibit a collection of their own design and construction.

Each young designer paired their personal fashion aesthetics with techniques taught in class to produce a full line of garments.

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In an earlier draft of this article, Mackereth's collection was misidentified as "active outerwear constructed from technical fabric." It is actually constructed from wool and knits.
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The Emmy Award winner tells all.
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Thu, 02/05/2015
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Award-winning costume designer Lou Eyrich is a New Ulm, Minn., native.

She’s known for her work with “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Running with Scissors,” and most recently “American Horror Story.” The designer works closely with television writer, director and producer, Ryan Murphy. Together, the two have just wrapped up “Freak Show,” the fourth season of “American Horror Story.”

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The Fashionista’s how-to on dressing for fitness classes
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Thu, 01/29/2015
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With New Year’s resolutions still in full swing (hopefully), everyone is flocking to the gym. Newcomers and experts alike are trying new fitness classes this semester.

Whether you're practicing peaceful meditation in yoga, or dancing it out in Zumba, different classes incorporate different moves that call for the appropriate gear and clothing. From shoes to apparel to hairstyles, it’s important to dress correctly to get the most out of a workout.

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The trends to know for looking stylish this season
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Thu, 01/22/2015
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The arctic tundra of Minnesota experiences a fashion lull in the winter months, but it doesn’t have to. Cast aside the bland standards of yore for these new trends to stay stylish this season.

Swapping out tried and true black-on-black outfits seems daunting, but adding different styles and colors breathes new life into an existing wardrobe.

Here are the top five ready-to-wear trends for this season:

 

Color, color, color

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A guide to finding secondhand gems around Minneapolis
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Tue, 01/20/2015
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 A constricting budget, which most college students know too well, can hurt a wardrobe and limit clothes shopping.

But luckily, an abundance of thrift and vintage stops dot the Minneapolis cityscape. By taking the short trip off campus to scour thrift shops, cash-strapped students can find unique pieces for excellent prices.

Shuffling through dated and sometimes smelly clothing is part of the experience, and a few tricks make for a painless shopping trip.

 

Sifting through the masses

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The Northern Grade pop-up market brings stylish, American-made menswear to Minneapolis
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Thu, 11/13/2014
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Mac McMillan considers his Northern Grade men’s pop-up market a happy, unintentional success.

“We did our first event and people showed up; brands were happy,” McMillan said. “Then we did another one and more people showed up, and brands were happy. It was one of those things where we didn’t have a plan, we just really wanted to have a good time and bring exposure to brands.”

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Mpls.St. Paul Magazine and Ignite Models are leading the Twin Cities fashion scene toward a bright future.
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Tue, 09/09/2014
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In January, the nonprofit MNFashion announced that it would stop organizing two of the main shows at Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week.

Since the announcement, other events have moved to the September style celebration’s spotlight, even with the absence of the affair’s former organizer.

This season, the event is set for Sept. 12-19, but stylish events are popping up throughout the month. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Ignite Models sustain local style aficionados beginning this Friday with their longstanding runway shows, Fashionopolis and Envision.

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First-year students reinvent themselves with intriguing sartorial decisions.
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Tue, 09/02/2014
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The first week at a new school liberates students from the restraints of their past environments. No one knows if the hip art student in mom jeans sucked his thumb until middle school or if the sorority pledge with six-inch Louboutins had braces at senior prom. These first-year students reinvented themselves by incorporating carefully curated autobiographical treasures into their first few outfits of the school year.

Liu Sichen & Cong Yeming

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Leave your flip-flops for the shower.
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Wed, 06/25/2014
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Despite its 12 years of growing renown, Rock the Garden is not a fashionable festival.

While bro tanks were few and far between, there were too many concertgoers at the two-day event at the Walker Art Center last weekend sporting billowing short sleeve shirts, flip-flops and shorts that either revealed the bottom of the posterior or extended beyond the knee.

Fortunately, a few fashion-forward individuals raised the collective style quotient through their carefully curated ensembles. Here are four of the style-savvy whose outfits stood out:

 

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Leave your flip-flops for the shower.
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Designer Vera Neumann’s iconic silk scarves will be on display in St. Paul
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Thu, 05/08/2014
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After digging through over 500 scarves, Natasha Thoreson finally picked about 100 for display at the Goldstein Museum of Design.

The summer exhibit, called “Signed by Vera,” is a collection of printed scarves from post-war designer Vera Neumann, who is known for her colorful patterns.

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Designer Vera Neumann’s iconic silk scarves will be on display in St. Paul
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