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MN Fashion Week kicks off with a focus on sustainability – WCCO

PLYMOUTH, MN (WCCO) – The slopes are ready!

MN Fashion Week is back this year with shows kicking off Sunday afternoon. Rose + Bull has set up a showcase called “La Vie En Rose” at Hutton House in Plymouth, focusing on second-hand and vintage pieces.

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“You don’t have to buy new to be stylish, do you?” Using second-hand pieces can almost exemplify your style,” said producer and stylish Jalyn Anderson.

MN Fashion Week organizers said the core of its mission is community. They said the week-long event strives to “cultivate a more representative and equitable fashion ecosystem in the Twin Cities region, fueled by a vibrant, engaged and welcoming fashion community.”

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“We’re really, really trying to slow down consumption and get our guests who come to events to also rethink the effects our choices can have on the environment,” producer and stylist Lizann Villatoro said.

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More than 75 designers applied for MN Fashion Week, teaming up with producers to collaborate on 10 shows, over seven days. This year, there are more Native American designers than ever, like Jesse Valentin, founder of Nizhoni Jewelry Design.

“It’s been an incredible experience to see so many strong Indigenous people, so many strong Indigenous women, represented business owners and designers,” said Valentin.

CEO Sarah Edwards said the variety of events offers something for everyone. It’s a place to celebrate local talent and the Twin Cities.

“We’re not LA, we’re not New York, but we’re Minneapolis and I think there’s a lot to celebrate here,” Edwards said. “And we want people to come here and enjoy our city and the community.”

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MN Fashion Week takes place every spring and fall. Organizers say if you want tickets, don’t wait, as they sell out fast. Click here for more information.

Hazel J. Edmonds

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