In 2013 Anna Chambers-Goldberg founded ACG. Drawing on Anna’s background in printmaking and fine arts, ACG brings together contemporary art, texture and cutting edge trends. This fall, ACG will be presenting their first couture collection. Inspired by the madness and calm of Cy Twombly’s paintings, this collection is sculptural and abstract while being at once bold and subtle.
Call It Spring
Caroline Hayden is known for her modern, feminine silhouettes, attention to detail, and focus on fabric. As a native of MN, she has shown mini col- lections and custom pieces at many local events and photo shoots, begin- ning here at Envision in 2011. Caroline Hayden garments have been fea- tured in online and print publications including MN Bride, Dainty Obses- sions, City Pages, Lavender Magazine, MSP Magazine, Chaos Magazine, Factice Magazine, l'etoile Magazine, and Papercut Magazine.
Jenny Carle is from St. Paul and has been creating and designing since 2008. Femininity and classic silhouettes with a vintage touch make up the overall feel of the line.
Cliché clothing boutique, located at the intersection of 24th St. and Lyndale Ave. S. . It is the place to go for quintessential Minneapolis fashion. The store carries an exceptional mix of nationally sold brands, exclusive foreign labels and is home to over 30 local clothing, jewelry, and accessory designers. Shoppers can expect to find a mix of jeans and tee basics, eclectic statement pieces, special occasion dresses and one of a kind items. When stocking the store, owners Joshua and Delayna Sundberg pay close attention to current trends while managing to always stay true to their Minneapolis roots.
ColdVenus is a brand by designer Isaac West, He was born in Liberia and grew up in Ghana and America. His ColdVenus brand is all about simplicity, decent, unique, sexy and classy. He specialize in both menswear and womenswear. His goal as a designer is to make people embrace simplicity, uniqueness and classiness.
After completing his individualized major in Fashion Design at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay in 2006 Cory Allen has been working on his eponymous collection. He received his MFA in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. His thesis collection Horse Power was shown last fall in Envision and received critical praise from the Minnesota fashion set.
For his follow-up to Horse Power, Cory Allen turns his gaze west drawing inspiration for Spring 2016 from the vast sun-drenched landscapes of the American desert. Holding true to the DNA of the brand his muse for this collection is the Palomino, its tan and cream coloration serving as the jumping off point for the complex neutral palette.
Using denim, suede, linen, raw silk and spandex as the key fabrications Palomino Desert plays with ideas of desert culture, with nods to the Wild West.
Emah The Label
Emah The Label was started by Minnesota native, Ellie Hottinger. What began as a personal expression of creativity, evolved into a brand that stays true to its core mission: to create pieces that come from a place of heart and integrity. Emah The Label items are hand crafted in Minneapolis, with a limited number of each produced. Cultivating the ultimate blend of classic and novelty, Emah provides artful yet wearable pieces that amplify the personality of a wardrobe. The special attention to textiles and touches of novelty detail make these easy, chic, and youthful pieces the memorable elements of any outfit.
Form over Function
Form over Function is a dual centered design force, creating unisex ready-to-wear collections and custom designed performance wear garments for musicians. Each FOF collection is completely androgynous, complete with a unique sizing system meant to liberate consumers from male or female segregations. Convertibility and ingenuity inspire FOF's true androgynous fashion aesthetic.
The FOF ALIAS program empowers musicians to perform at their highest potential through collaboration. By combining musical art with a unique visual image, performers can successfully present their work.
Form over Function will be showing their newest collection, ILLUMINATI, at Envision Minneapolis. Through symbolism and a fusion of leather and tech materials, the secret is all in the details.
George Moskal studied apparel design at UW Stout and hosted several off-campus fashion shows. He went on to study at American Intercontinental University in London and interned alongside Zandra Rhodes.
After college, George Moskal received the first annual Big Break Award for Fashion from Dazed & Confused magazine. Following the competition, George Moskal designed a print-focused capsule collection for Topshop Boutique.
A George Moskal design evokes a timeless elegance, with luxury fabrics, couture techniques and an experimentation of the modern silhouette. George Moskal works out of his downtown studio in the relative quiet of St Paul, Minnesota.
Hiccup by handley
Handley Elizabeth moved to the Twin Cities from NYC in 2012. Her line "Hiccup" is fanciful and flirty, melding bright color & kitschy embellishments with classic silhouettes. Her designs are for spotlight seekers who love to showcase their personal style.
Inspired by the everyday shapes, Joeleen Torvick creates unique silhouettes that portray stylish elegance with a little edge. The resulting pieces are both modern and refined and allow women to showcase their confidence and individual style. The fall collection started with a chevron sweater knit, and from there it evolved into replicating and playing with angles to create the shapes and silhouettes.True to the Joeleen Torvick style, many pieces can be worn from day to night. Follow what Joeleen Torvick is up to on Instagram @joeleen.torvick.
Collection available at www.joeleentorvick.com and Showroom 615 W. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Emily Trevor has shown multiple collections in Minneapolis and has been featured in Minnesota Monthly, Lavender magazine and the Star Tribune. During the day, Emily designs sweaters at Target.
Most recently, Emily designed Falen's outfit for Jingle Ball. Emily worked with sequins for the first time and fell in love with the embellishment. Her idea for the spring collection was born, with sequins, beads, and luxury fabrics that she had never worked with serving as her focus. Hand beading, a rainbow of pastels, basketball couture, and shine are just some of the unique elements behind Emily’s spring collection.
Honors sustainability and encourages freedom in personal style. Specializes in unique textile design for truly one-of-a-kind clothing.
Women’s elevated boho chic essentials for the body and adornment.
Unique art and accessories for the home. For those star folks in the sky.
We produce our work in Minneapolis at our studio in the NE Arts District and are available for customs and commissioned pieces.
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Kjurek is co-owned and co-designed by Kimberly Jurek (founder, 2005) and local artist/designer Jennifer Chilstrom (2011). They are also the founders and owners of Showroom, a co-working retail space for the design community in the Uptown Lyn-Lake neighborhood.
Together they design looks for the independent, strong, creative woman. Kimberly and Jennifer produce their clothing in Minneapolis with great attention to quality and originality. If they are not working in their production loft at Showroom they are working with a group of talented, local Minneapolis sewers. Each piece is “locally and greenly” produced and Kjurek is dedicated to the support and promotion of fair trade labor. Kjurek can be found in boutiques throughout the US as well as Canada.
Kyra received her Bachelors degree in Textile and Apparel Design from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. She spent her senior year at FIT-The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, earning an AAS in Fashion Design. Upon graduating she returned to her native Minnesota to co-create a private label line for Larue's Boutique in South Minneapolis, which she continues to design for today. In her other work, Kyra enjoys exploring a range of categories from handbags to bridal couture.
Russell Bourrienne has been designing and developing his skills from the early age of thirteen. In 2006 he opened his bespoke studio in the Historic Lyn-Lake area focusing on men’s wear. Russell pulls elements from women’s wear and applies them to men’s wear and vice versa. What results is a certain androgyny. His key elements are his use of hardware, iconic imagery, and an undercurrent of 70’s tailoring. His perspective, paired with an expertise in tailoring and dressmaking culminates in a line that is both edgy and classic at the same time.
Russell's Fall collection is inspired by the designers and era that drew him to the design world. This Fall collection is an homage to early 80's looks by Versace, Armani, and other Italian designers of that period.
Raul Osorio is a fashion Designer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work explores the juxtaposition of hard lines, soft textures, masculine silhouettes and feminine lightness; his cloth-ing is free of an explicit gender. Osorio possesses an attention to tailoring and detail that is un-mistakable.
For the past seven years Raul Osorio has worked as a fashion designer and stylist. He has cre-ated commissioned apparel collections for clients ranging from Arena Dance Company to Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Locally, Raul was voted Top 100 People for Designs by Metro Magazine and has participated in MNfashion Voltage Fashion Amplified in 2010 and 2011. Most re-cently Raul presented his Fall/Winter 2016 collection in Honduras. Raul is also a former contestant on Project Runway Season 10.
For this season Reinier wanted to show a range of looks from casual to evening, keeping the essence of his brand in every look - feminine, sensual, and quality. Time-less silhouettes and a color palette that bridges seasons. His design aesthetic is based on an appreciation of lines.
Sarah Furnaé studied apparel design and development at the University of Wisconsin Stout, during which, she has won multiple awards with her de- signs, such as best technical achievement award, best finally garment and best in show with her senior collection. She then went on to graciously ac- cept an intern with Iris Van Herpen in the Netherlands, to expand her knowledge of Haute Couture. Finally a graduate, with a BA in science, Sarah currently works at J.W. Hulme Co. in St. Paul as a designer and technical designer for women’s and men’s luxury leather goods in their product development department. This will be her first collection presented after dedicating two years to raise her son.
Sarah finds inspiration not within a story, but follows through her process on a technique or emotion. She looks for ways to discover new techniques from deep-rooted ideas and is continuously looking for ways to create new forms of beauty.
Spencer Versteeg has been known to say “Life is a fashion show”. Although he was seven at the time, this message still resonates with his passion for helping others put their best foot forward through fashion.
Pursuing his degree at the University of Minnesota, Spencer has had the opportunity to present his work on the runway, in academic symposiums, and participate in innovative research. All the while he continues to discover more about himself and his unique perspective on design, it’s impact on people, the communities they live in, and the world that surrounds them.
His work thus far has been a dialogue about graphic shapes and bold color combinations. This dialogue continues in his fall collection where he explores traditional “menswear” fabrics translated into feminine silhouettes. Spencer is commited to empowering women through fashion to be bold, take risks, exude confidence and navigate everyday life like it truly is their own “fashion show”.
Tessa Louise has naturally developed in to a brand that focuses on knitwear that is wearable and unique. Every season, Tessa considers how to make women feel confident and comfortable, while still experimenting with new shapes and fabrics. This Fall, expect to see a powerful collection that blends classic tastes with surprising fabrics. Follow her on Instagram for sneak peeks along the way @tessalouise_designstudio .
Tasha Rae Jewelry
Jewelry designer, blacksmith and fabricator, Tasha Rae is all about the creative journey—exploration, experimentation and discovery. Tasha is inspired by old world traditions mixed with contemporary themes and a persistent desire to create timeless accessories that convey confidence, uniqueness and style. Tasha Rae Jewelry is a one-woman business and each piece is handmade by Tasha in her studio.
Yevette Willaert is an independent designer of socially responsible fashion, supporting fair-trade practices which improve the lives of textile artisans worldwide. Fashion is her means to a better end. This fall's collection is inspired by the gumption of Old Hollywood starlets and the brazen feminist agenda of the seventies. Here's to the gutsy, brassy, and bold ladies who embraced menswear-inspired style as their own.
Xee Vang completed her B.A. in Apparel Design at St. Catherine University in 2015. She is currently designing womenswear that expresses tailored and detail-oriented silhouettes. Her work is influenced by the cultural aesthetics of contemporary and traditional art. She also likes to integrate different forms of texture, patterns, and colors into her work.
Her upcoming collection will consist of a warm palette that embraces the fall season. Various form of embellishments will illuminate the collection with its intricate texture and design.
On the cobble stone streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1895, our founder, Cassel Goorin, sold his first hats out of a horse-drawn cart. Goorin Brothers is a family-owned, established, authentic hat brand with history and integrity. We offer timeless, classic styles with a unique flair and personality. Inspired by our past, we stay true to our craft and art-form.
Goldfine Jewelry stretches the boundaries of innovative design in order to create versatility in fashion-forward, yet timeless adornments.
The Goldfine Jewelry handcrafted collections are built on a mission to create the highest quality pieces, designed with passion and incredible attention to detail.
Designer Sara Goldfine was educated in both textile and jewelry design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas. Following her studies, Sara traveled to Paris and Milan, finding inspiration in the avant-garde fashion cultures.
She began creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and selling to boutiques in Miami (where she resided post graduation) as well as her hometown, Minneapolis. Within a year, Sara moved cross country to Los Angeles where she launched SBG Designs, now Goldfine Jewelry. The collection instantly attracted celebrities, national publications, and boutiques through the nation.
Larissa Loden designs for women that aren’t afraid to express themselves. They are strong and fearless, interested in history and love to dress up. She is inspired by stories behind the pieces and those wearing them, and feeds off seeing her jewelry complete a look.
Vintage meets modern in Larissa’s eco-friendly collection. Most components used are deadstock, which means they were made to be sold long ago but missed their chance. Traveling across the US and Europe,Larissa explores the depths of flea markets and deadstock warehouses to find cameos, switchblades and lockets. She gives these vintage treasures a new opportunity to shine by transforming them into modern, edgy jewelry.
Whether on the hunt for unique objects or hammering them into hot bracelets, it’s all about the process. Once Larissa and her loot have safely returned to the Twin Cities, she doesn’t go far to start creating new designs. Larissa’s studio and home are one in the same, no factory involved. Using methods including drilling and soldering, stamping and hammering, her collection is fervently handmade.
Rewind is a shop with 2 locations in Uptown and NE Minneapolis. It carries a wide selection of affordable vintage and contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry. It is known for its modern, contemporary feel with a focus on 80's and 90's looks. Hand selected merchandise is added daily.
SEE is a gouge free environment for people who appreciate trendy luxury eyewear without the ridiculously absurd price tag.
By sourcing SEE’s exclusive collection directly from the world’s foremost frame makers, SEE is able to bring true value to the customer, thus SEE’s slogan...
“hip without the rip!”
Stephanie Lake Design
The fifth scholar in the world to earn a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Stephanie Lake's jewelry is informed by her work as a curator, archivist and auction specialist. Each one-of-a-kind design is painstakingly crafted from centuries of rare and antique source materials. Lake’s jewelry is exclusively sold by appointment and online at www.StephanieLakeDesign.com