Designers strut their stuff at inaugural fashion awards
(All photos by Steve Floyd)
This year’s Rumble on the Runway and Minnesota Fashion Awards event was breathtaking. Now in its second year, the event had the vibe and glamour of Oscar night, combined with a Who’s Who list of Minnesota fashion talent. Held inside the Renaissance Hotel Depot in downtown Minneapolis, attendees were welcomed with a red carpet, flashing cameras and luxury cars.
The event was founded by Dan Vargas of Vargas Productions and awarded movers and shakers in the local fashion industry with a runway show hosted by Vargas.
Many local stylists and beauty experts helped style the models, including Glam2Go, She IS, Julie Gartrell and Gorgeous, owner of Fierce Hair & Makeup Lounge, and Starr Michelle owner of Starr’s Hair Design with Shabanique Moore.
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