You don’t need to go to New York to experience Fashion Week. Here are a few upcoming highlights celebrating Minnesota style:



Ready or Hot Fashion Show

A fashion show to benefit Planned Parenthood. Models will strut the runway in pieces from local designers and boutiques, including Mya Lambrecht, D. NOLO, Bluebird, Parc Boutique, Stephanie Lake Design and more.

6 p.m.; Aria, 105 N. 1st St., Mpls., $55-$100; tickets at



Black Pearl Lounge

Local designer Samantha Rei’s fall/winter 2015 collection debut, inspired by 1920s Shanghai, aka the “Paris of the East.” Pieces will include cocktail dresses and special-occasion wear. The latest headpieces from designer APATICO also will be part of the show.

7 p.m.; Gale Mansion, 2115 Stevens Av. S., Mpls.; general admission $20; tickets at More info at



Black Hearts Ball

This annual black-and-white formal unites fashion, art and performance by featuring the works of seven local designers backed by opera and classical music. Designers include event organizers Tim+Thom.

8 p.m.; American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls.; general admission $25 by Feb. 5, $35 after; www. or


March 7

Red Dress Collection

Designers create one-of-a-kind red dresses worn by celebrity models to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women heart-disease initiative. Emma Berg, Adrienne Yancy, Emily Trevor, Lindsey Hopkins and more than a dozen others will showcase looks on notables such as WCCO-TV anchor Liz Collins, “The Voice” semifinalist Kat Perkins and KDWB Radio personality Falen Bonsett.

7 p.m. Loews Hotel, 601 1st Av. N., Mpls. $25-$100.