Voltage: Fashion Amplified Presents Voltage Fashion Weekend 2008

Voltage: Fashion Amplified announces this year’s Voltage Fashion Weekend which will take place April 18-20, 2008. Voltage Fashion Weekend is a three day event that features trunk shows, workshops, fashion performances, happy hours and much more.

“As Voltage grows and evolves, so does Voltage Fashion Weekend. I am excited about the full series this year, as we have many new events. From a Portfolio Seminar, to designer open studios, to the spring collection runway show by Voltage alum, ra’mon-lawrence; our fashion community is becoming more established every year,” stated Anna Lee, Producer of Voltage Fashion Amplified.

Fashion Weekend seeks to support Voltage designers by facilitating a collection of independently planned events to showcase their talents and hard work. Following the
excitement of the Voltage Fashion Amplified show on First Avenue, Fashion Weekend refocuses the spotlight on the greater fashion community here in the Twin Cities. The collection of events gives local, independent designers and boutiques a chance to shine and be seen in the world of fashion. To find the complete line-up of events visit, www.voltagefashionamplified.com/news.

Voltage: Fashion Amplified will take place on April 16, 2008 at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Voltage: Fashion Amplified is the Midwest’s premier rock and fashion show. Through its annual events, Voltage seeks to foster collaboration, engender community and unite music and fashion while providing a national forum for local talent.



Martini Social
@ Clubhouse Jager
923 Washington Ave. N
Warehouse District
5-8pm / 21+ / Free

Join the ladies of mplsart.com, HYPE promotion, and l’etoile magazine as they host a pre-Fashion Weekend Martini Social at Clubhouse Jager! Find out what’s going on over the weekend, learn about our current projects and tell us about yours while sipping martinis! Enter your business card into a drawing for fabulous prizes, including tickets to fashion weekend events, custom fashion pieces, a gift certificate to Cliche, and more!

Fashion Weekend Kick-Off Party
@ Clubhouse Jager
923 Washington Ave. N
Warehouse District
10pm-2am / 21+ / Free

Kick off Fashion Weekend with style tonight at the Clubhouse! Featuring the danceable goodness of Millions Billions and DJ Bach, awesome drink specials, pretty people, and all the Fashion Weekend information you need to make your weekend sparkle! Hosted by YouWorkForThem, HYPE, mplsart.com, and l’etoile magazine.

Friday, April 18

George Moskal Trunk Show At Design Collective
7:00 pm
More info: email@georgemoskal.com

Cliche Open House Reception
7:00-9:00 pm
Come and check out hip and edgy styles from local and national designers at this fashion forward Minneapolis boutique.

Russell Bourienne Collection Showcase
4:00pm– 8:00 pm @ 711 W Lake St, Studio 510
Russell Bourienne showcases his current collection with a wine and cheese reception.

MC/VL, Dance Band, Mood Swings and more
10:00pm, 21+ event; $5.00 Cover
Rock out with some of the most fashionable bands in town at this Fashion Weekend Band Bash! More bands to be announced.
Stasiu’s Place
2500 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, April 19

Kristina Bell & Lucky Lotus Open House & Trunk Show with Guest Anouk Clothing
12:00-5:00 pm @ Design Collective
Join designer Kristina Bell and her Voltage accessories designer Lucky Lotus for an afternoon trunk show alongside Design Collective favorite Anouk Clothing. Kristina will showcase her Standard Issue runway collection and a sampling of her unique appliqued t- shirts. Lora Johnson, designer of Lucky Lotus jewelry and current Design Collective artist, will have a variety of new pieces to choose from. Design Collection favorite Anouk Clothing, by Marisa Grey, will also introduce some of her new spring pieces. There will be great music, cupcakes, champagne and live mannequins.

Ruby3 Fashion Ride
1:00-4:00 pm @ various locations: begin at 27th and Lyndale, end at Red Stag Supper
Celebrate Earth Day and Fashion Weekend at the same time! Dress in your finest and pimp your bike to join this stylish bike ride through Minneapolis. Meet in the ROBOTlove parking lot (27th and Lyndale) and help us launch the limited edition Ruby3 Cycling Line- Clothes for ladies who bike in skirts. Ride culminates at the MNfashion Networking Party at the Red Stag.
More info: annalee@ruby3.com

Russell Bourienne Collection Showcase
10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ 711 W Lake St, Studio 510

SisBro and Swank Dollar Open Studio
1:00-4:00 pm @ 501 Cedar Ave. S. (second level of Nomad World Pub)
Come peruse, purchase or order the latest collections from Erin Smith and Annie Larson.
More info: Sisbrostudio@gmail.com; swankdollar.blogspot.com or

Ivan Idland and Max Lohrbach Antique Gown Viewing
12:00-6:00 pm @ 2400 Lyndale Ave. S. #4
Indulge in a special viewing and handling of a large collection of authentic antique gowns from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Wine, cocktails, and light refreshments will be served.
More info: iidland@yahoo.com

MNfashion FLASH Seminar: Creating a Professional Portfolio with Kat Dalager
2:00-4:00 pm @ Minnesota Center for Photography (165 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413)
Note: class Limit: 50. Pre-registration preferred. Fee: $25 for MCP members and non-
To sign up call 612.824.5500 during business hours: M – F, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Payment by Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash is required to reserve your spot. Please read MCP’s Registration for Classes, Cancellations and Refunds, and Class Fees sections before registering

Experience is the best teacher, and here is your chance to learn from someone who has an extensive background in the business of photography. See what sets images apart from the average Joe as you view portfolios from some of the best fashion photographers in the world. Participants will also learn tips to help craft a strong portfolio that can compete in the global market. This seminar is for photographers, designers, and stylists who want to learn more about creating a successful professional fashion portfolio.

Kat Dalager’s diverse background as an art student, artist rep, photo studio manager, and art producer give her a 360-degree perspective of the photography world. She has worked for agencies and clients, including Campbell Mithun, Carmichael Lynch, The Martin Agency, Target, and Best Buy. As a consultant and advisor, Dalager has given presentations and workshops all over the country to professional and student photographers and designers. She is on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Advertising Federation, the Minnesota Center for Photography and MNfashion. Clients have included St. Ives, Nexxus, TREsemme, Vanity Fair Lingerie, Wrangler, Harley- Davidson, Saab, Finlandia Vodka and Seiko. Dalager believes that sharing her experiences with others will help keep our industry strong.

MNFashion Networking Party
3:30-5:30 pm Red Stag Supper Club
Whether you spent the day shopping at local boutiques, taking the Portfolio Seminar, or biking in the Fashion Ride join us for happy hour specials at the Red Stag and meet others involved in the local fashion industry.

Hairstyles by Voltage Hair Dresser Jesse Pool
6:00-8:00 pm @ Cliche
Come get coiffed by Jesse at no charge; tip only please. Requires appointment; please call 612-870-0420 to schedule.

Eluded Love: Spring 2008 Collection for ra’mon-lawrence
Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm @ SooVac Gallery, 2640 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. www.soovac.org
Presale tickets $15, Limited VIP seating $25, At Door $25. Open Bar.
After party, Nami at 10 pm. 251 First Ave N #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401,

The Suburban World Theatre
3022 Hennepin Ave.
9pm-1am / 21+ / $10

Pre-sale tickets (cash only) available ROBOTlove & Cliché

YouWorkForThem and HYPE. present Connoisseur, a multi-media art event at the beautiful Suburban World Theatre in Uptown. Featuring the best of the best in music, visuals, fashion and performance, attendees will enjoy a hip and stylish atmosphere set to the ornate backdrop of the historic theatre.

Fashion Performance by Hyperlush
A fashion meets art collaboration between artists Eric Carlson, Aaron Anderson and Crystal Quinn, Hyperlush first garnered attention with their avant-garde grand finale to last year’s Voltage:Fashion Amplified. Along with a well-received line of clothing and accessories, Carlson, Anderson and Quinn have continued to create work in a number of mediums that also reach into installation and performance art.

YouWorkForThem Video Premiere
This award-winning group of artists produce some of the most groundbreaking design work available today. With a number of surreal and innovative motion graphics videos already staple in the collections of design fans all over the world, YouWorkForThem will premiere their latest work tonight on the screen of the Suburban World Theatre.

Alphasuede visuals
Alphasuede is a video art and graphics collaboration between local artists Clement Shimizu, Stephen Stephens, and Kate Iverson. The Alphasuede team has created work for many of the hottest parties and galleries using innovative graphic and projection techniques matched with visionary art direction. Tonight’s visuals will include material produced by Alphasuede in artistic collaboration with l’etoile agency, mplsart.com, mnartists.org, and MNFashion.

Special Guest DJ Asphalt Haynes
Asphalt Haynes aka Jason Douglas hails from the lush lands of San Francisco as one of America’s authority on dance music, new and old. Jason has the largest independent online dance record shop, vinyldj.com. He will be playing some of the richest tracks that money can’t buy.

Plus DJ Sets by Mike the 2600 King, Michael Cina, Benny Lojack, and Karl Frankowski

Connoisseur is sponsored by YouWorkForThem, HYPE, mnartists.org, mplsart.com, Mnfashion, Burlesque, and the Suburban World Theatre.

About YouWorkForThem
YouWorkForThem is an award-winning group of artists that produce some of the most groundbreaking design work available today. Their website, youworkforthem.com, not only showcases products such as typeface, stock design, art prints, and t-shirts produced exclusively by the group themselves, but also offers an impressive selection of books, magazines, videos and more featuring the best in contemporary design from around the world.

About HYPE.
HYPE offers promotional services for up and coming musicians and artists such as professional photography, media relations, self-promotion workshops and more. The HYPE staff has years of arts marketing under their belts, working as promoters, photographers, writers, designers, and general party starters in the Twin Cities and beyond. As artists themselves, HYPE strives to maintain the artistic integrity and aesthetic of each client, ensuring satisfaction and keeping true to personality and art form.

Sunday, April 20

Katherine Gerdes Trunk Show
1:00 pm @ 1004 Marquette Ave. (across from the Hilton and around the corner from Hell’s Kitchen)
Open studio, trunk show and brunch for Katherine Gerdes. Her collection will also be available at Design Collective following Voltage.

MNfashion Workshop- Fashion Illustration with Star Rial
1:00-3:00 pm & 3:00-5:00 pm @ Textile Center of Minnesota
$30, space is limited to 20 students
This 4-hour workshop serves as an introduction and foundation to fashion illustration and professional presentation. As a designer it is important to have the proper skills in order for your concept to become a product. We will discuss everything from inspiration, color palette, fabric, proper fashion proportions, media, personal style and professional execution. You will be given handouts, shown examples, participate in exercises, and practice developing basic skills based on learned material. This workshop will give you the knowledge and ability to continually grow your skills as you desire.

Instructor: Star Rial
After graduating with a BA in Fashion Design and Merchandising Star moved to Nashville to pursue a hands on career in wardrobe design and styling. During those years in Nashville, she has worked for such clients: Ashley Judd, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Gretchen Wilson, Big N Rich, Niki Taylor, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, and Martina McBride, among many others. As well as, CD packages, photo shoots, and music videos her work has been published in the following magazines: Self, Tango, INStyle and CosmoGirl. In addition to wardrobe styling Star also taught many fashion courses at a Design College located just south of Nashville. Star now works for Target Headquarters as a Textile Designer for girls apparel.
To register: http://fashionillustration.eventbrite.com
Payment will be required to secure your placement in the class. This class is available for
ages 16 and above.

Private Cliche Salon
11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Cliche
Twelve customers by appointment only will be able to view and shop local design in an exclusive setting, with ability to do private ordering. A mini fashion show will also be staged. Call Cliche at 612-870-0420 to reserve seat.

Russell Bourienne Collection Showcase
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ 711 W Lake St, Studio 510


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