Circle of Design 2016, Minnesota’s favorite fashion show, has taken this year to the next level. With new and exciting sponsors like Aesthetic Institute of Edina and Styles and Statements, it is possible to expand the efforts of the show to be extremely supportive to its student designers and local businesses.
In fact, of the three students participating in the show this year, Tabitha Andelin will be fully sponsored by show creator Shelly Gensmer and Circle of Design alum Gina...!--more-->
Circle of Design, the Minnesota fashion favorite runway show, will return in 2016 with a new exciting concept and fresh designers. On April 23rd, Minnesota Fashion Week will be infused with beautiful designs, compelling dance performances, and Circle of Design’s famed story-telling method of runway fashion.
The show next year will be hosted at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis at 7:00 pm and will include both men’s and women’s fashion, taking viewers through the day of the working man and woman and how their wardrobe changes day to night.
One of the biggest changes to the show next year is the inclusion of students...!--more-->
Circle of Design 2014 began with a powerful presence. The lights dimmed as JLW Productions dance crew took to the stage and kicked off the show with a beautifully choreographed dance to Lorde’s chilling rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” The dance- though only a few minutes long, which incorporated costume changes, the use of props, and the engagement of the audience. It was a compelling performance that set the stage and expectation for an incredible show.
The show lived up to its expectations, incorporating many elements in order to convey the story that creator Shelly Gensmer was determined to tell. She enlisted...!--more-->
Minnesota’s favorite fashion show is back for round two! Circle of Design burst onto the scene for spring fashion week last March, and Minnesota Connected brought you full coverage of the event
. The show last year, which featured three designers, a full dance crew, and an epic story taking viewers through the stages of a garment's creation, was sold out at over 300 tickets. This year will be bigger, better, and the center-stage event for spring fashion week 2015!
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Jeremiah Lewis-Walker of JLW Productions and Shelly Gensmer[/caption]
Leading up to Friday, April 18th, the buzz surrounding the Circle of Design fashion show was mounting. When the doors of the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel opened, expectations were high. After all, with designers such as Samantha Rei, Gina Marie, and Stacie Vanags of FIN Sur FIN, and with household name Christopher Straub as host and emcee, we were certainly in for a good show, right?
This week marks the beginning of Minnesota’s spring fashion show events, the biggest of which is Circle of Design, an event Minnesota Connected discussed in this article
. The show takes place Friday, April 18, at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel from 7 pm to 9 pm.
I contacted the show’s executive producer, Shelly Gensmer, via email for an interview to get the scoop on the Circle of Design fashion show.
Minnesota-born designer Christopher Straub has been announced as the host of Minnesota’s biggest fashion event of spring 2014: The Circle of Design runway show.
The show is being held at the Sheraton-Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis and is presented by Dressing Room Dojo, a Lakeville Boutique that Minnesota Connected previously highlighted in ...