MNFASHION PRESENTS FALL FASHION WEEKWhen: Oct. 2-9.
What: The seasonal weeklong celebration of the local fashion scene will include boutique parties and runway shows. The most anticipated event is likely to be "Little Black Dress," showcasing local designers' takes on the classic wardrobe staple. Featured talent will include event producers Maritza Ramirez and Emma Berg, along with Max Lohrbach, Ivan Idland, Laura Fulk, Jenny Carle, George Moskal and Sarah Holm.
More information: mnfashionweek.com.
MICHAEL KORS DEBUTS AT MALL OF AMERICA
What: Michael Kors is more than a brand -- it's a lifestyle. The designer and "Project Runway" judge is finally opening a boutique in the Twin Cities. Expect a luxury-oriented shop with shoes, accessories, ready-to-wear, fragrance, watches and eyewear from the Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors collections.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington, michaelkors.com.
THE FIRM OPENS A BOUTIQUE
When: Sept. 17.
What: Bluebird Boutique's Sacha Martin is going to show you how to sweat in style. She's bringing her keen fashion sense to a new onsite shop, featuring workout clothes, loungewear, hair ties, candles and swimsuits by Hard Tail, Tonic, So Low, Om Girl and Alternative Apparel. You don't have to be a member to browse and buy.
Where: The Firm, 1010 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-377-3003.
L'ATELIER COUTURE MOVES TO MINNEAPOLIS
When: This week.
What: Amanda Kautt has moved her fashion-forward bridal salon across the river to a much larger, bright and airy loft penthouse with a very New York feel. Brides-to-be will be treated to a sweeping view as they try on gowns by top brands, including Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Elizabeth Fillmore.
Where: 219 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 651-602-9492, lateliercouturebridal.com, by appointment only.
GOLDSTEIN MUSEUM OF DESIGN CELEBRATES
When: Nov. 4.
What: The 35th anniversary of the University of Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design must be celebrated in style. A "Black and White Ball" will coincide with the exhibit "Polarities: Black and White in Design," which will examine social interpretations of the dramatic color combination.
More information: goldstein.design.umn.edu.
MISSONI FOR TARGET LAUNCHES
When: Sept. 13.
What: With 400 pieces, the Missoni line will be Target's largest designer collaboration yet. The colorful iconic zigzag knits will be available at significantly lower prices than their high-end inspiration. The brand is based in Italy, but the collection was designed at Target headquarters in Minneapolis and Margarita and Angela Missoni visited during the design process.
Shop: Target stores and www.target.com.
Sales+Events: Fashion’s night out edition
Vogue magazine's annual Fashion's Night Out (FNO), an evening dedicated to getting customers excited about shopping and into stores to purchase something, is Thursday.
See all of the local events on the website (fashionsnight out.com). Here are a few to get you started:
Galleria: Shop trunk shows such as Christopher Fischer at Arafina and Frye boots at Pumpz & Company. Meet local designers, including Liz Oie at Epitome, Anne M. Cramer at Melly, Sara Beth Goldfine of SBG Designs at StyledLife and Killian Rieder of Chamilia at Scheherazade. 6 to 10 p.m., Galleria, Edina, 952-925-4321, www.galleriaedina.com.
Intelligent Nutrients: Receive free blowouts and mini Clarisonic facials, watch styling demonstrations, enter to win one of the hourly drawings and enjoy an organic wine tasting. Cash bar available. 4 to 8 p.m., Horst & Friends Salon, 983 E Hennepin Av., Mpls.
Neiman Marcus: Check out a presentation of fall trends, a beauty bar and a design-your-own cupcake bar by Cocoa & Fig. 5:30 to 8 p.m., 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., RSVP at 612-334-7505.
Nordstrom: Enjoy live entertainment, shop branded FNO merchandise, enter to win a $500 shopping experience, sample desserts and consult with personal stylists. 6 to 9:30 p.m., Mall of America, Bloomington, 952-854-3131.
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