Although Fashion Week for Minnesota fashionistas takes place in the fall, events and shows can be found on the calendar year-round. From wedding apparel to seasonal style, fashion is a daily dilemma and enjoyment for many locals. Visit a fashion show or take part in an event to view new talent and take in ideas for personal wardrobe success.

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The Wedding Fair
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd. Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(763) 529-1900

Date: Jan. 19, 2014

Getting married sometime soon or just interested in the latest wedding trends? Check out the Minnesota Wedding Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There will be vendors from all over the state to help with wedding planning and fashion details. A fashion show is planned on an 80-foot runway with the trendiest bridal fashions and dresses for the entire wedding party. Plan on being there all day to sample cakes, champagne, music and fashion fun. An additional date is set in March if you need more time to explore.

University Of Minnesota College Of Design Senior Fashion Show
Rapson Hall
89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 626-9068

Date: Feb. 15, 2014

The College of Design at the University of Minnesota presents an annual fashion show to showcase senior talent and cap off an education and training program for a future in fashion. Check out senior designs and possibly view the famous designers of tomorrow at this popular event. Critics and professors will be on hand to support the senior class and years of hard work will pay off in one night. Young talent and creativity is the theme of this event.

Design Diaries International
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 259-3000

Date: May 2014

This cooperative event between the Minnesota History Museum and the Palestinian Heritage Museum pairs teens from Minnesota with teens from Palestine. The young people study both American and Palestinian design, then create their own clothing line based on what they’ve learned. The project will feature two runway shows, one in Palestine and one in St. Paul at the Heritage Center. The Minnesota show will be held in May at the Minnesota History Center, but watch the Design Diaries International website for specifics on event date, time and location.

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(credit: CBS)

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Twin Cities Women’s Expo
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 335-6000

Date: Feb. 15-16, 2014

The Twin Cities Woman’s Expo, now in its 4th year, is a gathering of the latest trends in clothing, hair, footwear, cosmetics, sports apparel and everything feminine. In addition to all of the shopping you can imagine, exhibits and events will be taking place throughout the two-day event. Check out the hunks from the Midwest Firefighters and buy a calendar to support children’s cancer research. Stop by MNBurlesque for a demo or a pole dancing class. Or check in with Aveda Institute for tips on spring up-dos and makeup.

The Art Institute International Minnesota Graduate Portfolio Show
900 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 656-6854

Date: March 27, 2014

If you’d like a sneak peak at the future of Minnesota fashion, join the recent graduates of The Art Institute International as they show off their work at Solera in Downtown Minneapolis. This annual event gives students the opportunity to mingle with the community, receive recognition for their work and kickstart a network of professional contacts.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on