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What is Fashion Week MN?

Founded in 2015, Fashion Week MN is a bi-annual event of runway shows, presentations, panels, and shopping events used to highlight the current collections of Minnesota-based designers, brands, and retailers. The event is organized by Fashion Week MN, a volunteer-run, community-oriented, not-for-profit organization that organizes two fashion weeks each year—a spring edition in April, and a fall edition in September. Annually, FWMN is attended by more than 2,500 attendees at more than 14 events over 7 days.

When is Fashion Week MN?

Spring 2021 will be held April 28 – May 1st, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fashion Week MN will be different this year.  Our lineup will consist of a limited number of events that will include a mixture of digital and smaller, socially-distanced in-person experiences.  Designers and producers will have an opportunity to apply to be selected to participate in these events for Spring 2021.

What will Fashion Week MN Spring 2021 look like during COVID?

As stated above, we will have a limited number of events. We hope that the smaller in-person or digital events will allow designers and brands the opportunity to display more artistic freedom, cleverly showcasing pieces through different forms/media.

All applications will be reviewed regardless of event type.  While there will not be set limits on the number of digital vs. in-person events selected, attention to COVID-19 safety precautions and planning will be a critical part of our application review process and we ask applicants to clearly outline their plans to make their proposed event safe for all.

As the pandemic continues, we will continue to work with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the governor’s office to understand the protocols needed in order to have events and adjust in-person events based on the most up-to-date information available.

Will in-person events for Spring 2021 be safe?

For in-person events, FWMN will host low-capacity, socially distanced events based on the most current COVID restriction protocols in place.  Masks will be required at all in-person events and temperatures will be taken for guests upon arrival.  Additional screening policies will also be enforced and will require all guests, participants and staff to stay home if you:

  • have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing;
  • have had a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test (nasal swab test) in the last 14 days;
  • are currently on self-quarantine restrictions.

Additionally, screening policies will be updated based on the most up-to-date information available through the CDC and MDH.  Please view our Event COVID-19 Safety Waiver for more information.

How does Fashion Week MN work?

The organization selects events produced by independent producers, brands and designers via an open event proposal process every June and January. Events are accepted based on various factors, including the applicant’s proven track record in producing events, on the quality of the designers’ work featured, and on qualities that reflect FWMN’s values and the needs of the community.

When are tickets available?

Once events will be announced, tickets will be available via fashionweekmn.com/calendar.

How can I get apply to be part of FWMN?

Applications for Spring 2021 for both designers and producers are now closed.  Fall 2021 applications will go live this summer (Fall season will be September 11-18th).  Learn more on how to apply at fashionweekmn.com/apply.  Models who are interested in FWMN should contact producers or designers that are selected for the lineup.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved in Fashion Week MN and support our mission. FWMN does not organize designers, models, stylists or volunteers for events on the FWMN lineup; however, event producers often need to fill these roles. Please contact events directly to get involved. Find their contact info listed once the FWMN lineup is announced at fashionweekmn.com/contact.

Designers & Vendors:

Reach out to events directly to inquire. You can find contact info for each event once the FWMN lineup is announced at fashionweekmn.com/contact.

Volunteers:

Reach out to events directly to inquire. You can find contact info for each event once the FWMN lineup is announced at fashionweekmn.com/contact.

Sponsors:

Visit fashionweekmn.com/sponsors to learn more.

Photographers, Videographers & Graphic Designers:

Reach out to us directly using the form at the bottom of this page.

Other ways to get involved:

Help us spread the word about Fashion Week MN! Share our Instagram and Facebook posts, or create your own posts to promote and raise awareness of Fashion Week MN and our participating events. 

Buy tickets to events to show your support, and share your event photos with the hashtag #FWMN

Shop local. Find a directory of local fashion designers and participating retailers at fashionweekmn.com/directory

Do you offer press passes to members of the media or bloggers?

All Fashion Week MN events are open to the public, and most are ticketed. Once the lineup is announced, press and media outlets are welcome to inquire for credentials in advance via our contact form at the bottom of this page. Requests will be reviewed and will be approved on a case by case basis.

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