Fashion Show & Sale: Phyllis Designs for Danilyn's

What: Tea, treats and models in tops by Judy Cooper Lyle and jewelry by Linda Jones.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: 5144 13th Av. S., Mpls.

Website: www.phyllisproductions .com

"Exclusively Spring" Runway Show by Kjurek Couture

Concept: "Kimono meets 'Little House on the Prairie,' " said designer Kimberly Jurek. She used earth and spicy tones and crafted suede accessories such as fringe anklets, leg warmers, arm bands and necklaces to add a Native American flair.

When: 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: W Minneapolis-The Foshay, 821 Marquette Av. S., Mpls.

Tickets: $10 to $15, available at Cliché (2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-870-0420), Drama (Gaviidae, 651 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-338-9423), Gallery 360 (3011 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-925-2400) and Karma (867 Grand Av., St Paul, 651-291-1997).



Twin City Scene Mixer

What: "Where caffeine meets couture," says the tagline. Hosted by, fashion fans can drink coffee and talk style.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Urban Bean Coffee, 3255 Bryant Av. S., Mpls.


Workshop: "How to best build your personal brand online"

What: Given by Christian Erickson, a partner in the marketing company Zeus Jones, you will learn a gazillion ways to use free online services. It's networking, geared to those in fashion industry. Bring your existing materials for advice.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Textile Center, 3000 University Av. SE., Mpls.,

Registration and website: $30, at


"Suffocate" Runway Show

Who: Laura Fulk, a three-time Voltage alum, presents her first solo show.

Concept: "The idea of suffocating due to outside influences in nature and society. And then, in turn, escaping and catching one's breath," Fulk said. With art by painter Melissa Breitenfeldt and tattoo artist Jay Langer digitally printed onto eco-friendly fabrics, Fulk captures the mood of the atomic era that lasted from the 1940s to the 1950s.

Shop: Samples ($175 to $300) will be for sale on her website and custom orders are available.

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: The Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-7977.

Tickets: $15 at the



"The Walk" by Red Shoe Clothing Co.

Who: Kerry Riley

What: A dozen models dressed in leotards and bodysuits with tap shoes will parade through Minneapolis. "You'll hear them coming," Riley said.

Concept: Challenged by the economic climate, Riley is creating new designs, mostly leotards, from fabrics she has. "With no budget, it made sense for me to focus on small pieces," she said.

Shop: Leotards ($100 to $200) and harnesses, belts and gauntlets for your forearms ($58 to $198), available at Cliché.

When: Walk, 2 to 6 p.m. and reception, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Walk starts on Nicollet Mall; reception at Cliché.


Sky Garden Fashion Mixer

What: Hosted by l'etoile magazine and Secrets of the City, this fashion-focused networking event with Fashion Group International and MNFashion members features free appetizers from Joe's Garage, wine from Sacre Bleu and Crispin cider.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Eitel Building City Apartments, 1367 Willow St., Mpls.


Via's Vintage Sale and Meet and Greet

What: 10 percent off everything in the store all day and a reception with local designers.

Concept: Via's isn't just vintage anymore. First, check out the non-pink paint. Then see the reproduction 1950s halter dresses by Vivien of Holloway, repurposed jewelry from Vintage City Classics by Holly Luke and Jen Des Lauriers and clothes from Reevolution by Sarah Holm.

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: 2408 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-374-3649

Website: and

Yelp and MN Fashion Clothing Swap

What: Bring at least three clean, rip- and stain-free pieces of gently used clothing and swap with other fashionistas.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Textile Center, 3000 University Av. SE., Mpls.



Voltage: Fashion Amplified

What: Features designers 2709, Allison Quinnell, Amanda Christine, Arwyn Birch, Calpurnia Peach, Carmichael Claith, Emily Weich, Ivan Idland, Maritza Ramirez and Max Lohrbach and bands Mercurial Rage, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Gospel Gossip, First Communion Afterparty and Marisa Isa. Bands will be dressed by Standard Issue Clothing and Branch Office Design, Grayline Clothing, Jenny Carle Designs, Jodelle Gerdes and Emily Melchert.

Bonus: There will be a pop-up store at First Avenue following the event, so you can purchase items right off the runway and check out other accessories created by the designers.

When: Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m.

Where: First Avenue, 701 1st Av. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775.

Tickets: $25 at First Avenue or any Ticketmaster outlet.



Cliché Open House

What: Celebrate with Voltage designers who sell their goods at the store (Carmichael Claith, Maritza Ramirez, Amanda Christine, Ivan Idland, Emily Weich and Jenny Carle). Everything is 10 percent off and wine will be served in the evening while D.J. Talk Radio spins.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-870-0720.


Hale Bob Trunk Show

What: Champagne and spring looks from Hale Bob. If you buy from the new collection, you'll get a free velour tracksuit.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Il Vostro Boutique, 5045 France Av. S., Edina, 612-839-6535.


Gray Matter: A Grayline Release Party

What: Cocktails and shopping from the new line by Birk Stefan Grudem, including the clothes worn by Mercurial Rage in the Voltage show.

Concept: Dresses, skirts and tops for women and shirts for men with screen-printed designs inspired by nature, symmetry, early 1900s art nouveau and childhood fascinations.

When: 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Design Collective, 1311 W. 26th St., Mpls., 612-377-1000.


Elin & Clara Trunk Show

What: Created by local designers Darcy Hatch and Cathy Williams, Elin & Clara includes belts and hats in fun, printed patterns. Get 15 percent off everything at Hot Mama, plus free wine and desserts.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Hot Mama, 3940 W. 50th St., Mpls., 952-746-8255.

Websites: and

Russell Bourrienne Salon Fashion Show

Concept: "I'm inspired by the early '80s: New Wave and Japanese designers from that era," said Bourrienne. Look for gray hues, angular silhouettes and architectural details with innovations such as a "shoulder saddle," which is a gun flap/sailor collar hybrid.

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Calhoun Building, 711 W. Lake St., Suite 510, Mpls.

Website: www.russellbourrienne .com


Cliché Local Design Salon

It's a VIP event featuring an in-store fashion show and quality time with many local designers. Plus, get 10 percent off everything in the store. Note: This is a private event; call to register.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-870-0420.


Foat Design Trunk Show

Who: Sisters Kaja and Zoë Foat.

Concept: "Spring exudes a bold, punkish edge," said Zoë Foat. The two are well known for yoga clothes and dedication to recycled fabrics, sold at boutiques and yoga studios throughout the Twin Cities. They also have Foat Couture line, featuring ready-to-wear pieces.

When: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Foat Design Studio, 1828 NE. Marshall St., Mpls., 800-658-1448.


Ruby 3 Fashion Bike Ride

What: Anna Lee, the founder and mastermind behind Voltage: Fashion Amplified, has her own line of biking clothes. They'll be on display during a group ride around the city.

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Meet at ROBOTlove, 2648 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.


Mimosa Reception

What: Meet Calpurnia Peach, Max Lohrbach, Allison Quinnell and 2709, who will be there with their runway collections and other clothes and accessories. Designers can take measurements for custom garments.

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Design Collective, 1311 W. 26th St., Mpls., 612-377-1000.

Website: www.designcollectivempls .com

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177