This past Sunday CopyWrite was invited to attend the “Locally Fresh” fashion show presented by The Classic Shoppe & Fresh Bucks Custom Designs. This show promised to bring “homegrown fashion” and stylings from several “local” brands. The effort to show that everything you need to be fresh can be found right here in MKE was proven by including not only clothing designs but sponsors like B.A.R.E. Cosmetics and KRS, Hair & Wax Studio.
The event was held at Mr. J’s Lounge (4610 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216), where there was plenty of space for vendor stands, mingling, food, and drinks! Our VIP status (Thanks Marie!) came with custom grab bags filled with merch, vouchers, and snacks. Let's make this very clear, we love free things! Lol
But let's get to the fashion:
While there were several brands in the building, the ones who stood out were the ones who had there branding on point, a cohesive look selection and models with confidence.
*All images provided by designers social media accounts*
The best part of the show was seeing people come together to #SupportTheLocal fashion community and to inspire collaboration. We always say we need more of this in MKE and Marie (organizer and owner of The Classic. Shoppe) assures us that there will be more events like this. We can't wait!
A bit of advice for the next time around, slow down the pace, make us eager for more...then deliver! Get the videographer off the runway! Paparazzi in a models face can throw them off guard and off step....and let the designers speak. We want to know about the process, that makes the difference between just a graphic Tee company and a Fashion Brand.
Now...let me embarrass myself & our new Fashion Ambassador Jacob with our low quality pictures in front of the step and repeat.
All in all, we had fun. I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday!