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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Announcing Twin Cities Fashion Weekend

Mark your calendar for the first annual Twin Cities Fashion Weekend, a four-day fashion frenzy taking place in the Twin Cities from October 20th to October 23rd. Local fashion designer and Voltage: Fashion Amplified producer, Anna Lee is promoting the weekend of fashion-related events. Each event on the roster is independently produced.

Kicking off TCFW is Minneapolis Fashionistas, a local designer runway show at the Fine Line, produced by Dahli Langer.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a "Fashion Crawl" will include stops at Local Motion, Cliche, Design Collective, ROBOTlove, Shu Global Footwear, Exile and Wear It, spanning the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Each boutique will showcase work by local designers.

Though the entire weekend has a festive spirit, it would not be complete without its own official parties. Friday evening, Design Within Reach will host the launch of ODO fashions and website, (Organic Design Operatives is a network of eco-conscious creatives Saturday includes a Ruby3 "Hats and Cocktails" party featuring live music at Creative Electric Studios from 5 to 8 p.m. Afterwards, from 9 p.m. to the wee hours, head over to Attitude City: Twin Edition, a twin-themed disco party and interactive fashion show. (

Other events include an electronic styleshow performance by The TV Sound and Jacy McIntosh Friday night at Steven Hutton's studio, Artwear in Motion at the Textile Center Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday Coffin Candy, a photo exhibit by fashion designer Shannon Schafer, as part of the Fashion as Art/Art as Fashion Exhibit, sponsored by

For more information: Anna Lee (

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