Clockwise: Fashions by Grant Maxfield, Cake After Dark (photo by Boudoir by Eve), HWMR (pic by Rebecca Rabb), Local Cotierie (pic by Josh Stokes) Images courtesy Fashion Week MN


Fashion Week MN

Daily from Sept. 20-30
Time Varies
Prices vary
Fashion and Style, Festivals

Fashion Week MN arrives twice a year to keep Minnesotans looking good with a variety of parties, pop-up shops, special sales, and more at studios, boutiques, and bars around the cities. The 10-day celebration is going big this year, with an expanded schedule featuring over 20 different happenings. Highlights include Fresh Traditions, which showcases Hmong designers; Full Fashion Panic, MCAD’s annual runway show with crazy looks inspired by manga, anime, and cosplay; pieces by Nigerian-Minnesotan designer Aisha Umar of Fulbekloset at the Uptown VFW; a spooky catwalk hosted by the macabre Conspiracy of Strange Girls; and HWMR: Leaders of the New Skool, an outdoor fashion show honoring black excellence curated by Richard Moody. Pop-up shops include a vintage/mid-century market in the Food Building and a fashion-forward night at Radisson Red. Other events include podcast tapings, a high-drama runway helmed by local photographer Shelly Mosman, and so much more. Find tickets and more info at