Local designer hits N.Y. shows

  • Article by: SARA GLASSMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2012 - 4:02 PM

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, a Minnesotan brought her jewelry designs to the action at Lincoln Center.

Susan Crow of Northfield at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York with her eco-conscious East Fourth Street jewelry line.

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During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, a Minnesotan brought her jewelry designs to the action at Lincoln Center.

Northfield resident Susan Crow was invited to display her East Fourth Street jewelry line by the Green Shows, a presentation devoted to eco-friendly and fair-trade fashion.

"I think it's the way of the future," Crow said. "We want to let the world know we can do it differently."

To that end, she relaunched her collection in 2010, aiming for zero waste and better practices. They include using lab-created diamonds and gemstones, reclaimed metals and sulfur from hard-boiled eggs to blacken silver.

Crow, who has nearly three decades of metalsmith experience, said she was honored to be selected for the Green Shows, along with like-minded ethical fashion and accessory brands.

East Fourth Street jewelry is available at Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Mpls.; 612-925-2400; www.eastfourthstreet.com.

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Macy's Ridgedale, Southdale, Rosedale, Mall of America and Minneapolis and www.macys.com

You might have noticed a sophisticated addition on the racks at Macy's. The retailer recently launched a capsule collection by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung. She designed the dress Michelle Obama wore to the state dinner with South Korea's president and was featured in the 2005 documentary "Seamless." The Macy's collaboration includes her signature drapey jersey dresses, trench coats, arty prints and dresses of all lengths for $39 to $159.

Calendar of events: THURSDAY

Marisa Baratelli trunk show: Shop the new dress collection.

Through Sunday; Dugo, Galleria, Edina; 952-746-4440.

FRIDAY

Rewind's Get Pretty sale: Every item will be 25 percent off.

Through Sunday; 2829 NE. Johnson St., Mpls.; 612-788-9870; and 4806 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.; 612-824-1350.

SATURDAY

SnowGrade: J.W. Hulme and Pierrepont Hicks have created a USA-made men's pop-up event, including locals such as Faribault Woolen Mills.

Noon to 8 p.m., Architectural Antiques, 1330 NE. Quincy St., Mpls.; 612-332-8344.

Parc Boutique's local jewelry trunk shows: Twin Cities jewelry designers Camba Jewelry, Candied Yams Jewelry, Kim-Anh Tong Jewelry and M. Bridget Designs will showcase their spring collections. Also, take 20 percent off all clothing.

Noon to 5 p.m., 320 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.; 612-353-4966.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177 • sglassman@startribune.com • Twitter: @sararglassman

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