FASH­ION

Dozens of de­sign­ers spent months cut­ting, sewing and fin­ish­ing their 2017 col­lec­tions for Mil­wau­kee’s Fall Fash­ion Week this Septem­ber.

Milwaukee Magazine - - Content - BY LIND­SEY AN­DER­SON PHO­TOS BY AL­IZA BARAN

Edgy street threads to el­e­gant evening wear are all on dis­play at this month’s Mil­wau­kee Fash­ion Week.

Get a peek at lo­cal de­sign­ers’ new­est cre­ations.

On Septem­ber 21-23, the city’s best-dressed will shimmy into their most eye-catch­ing out­fits and sashay into the Mil­wau­kee Ath­letic Club’s Grand Ball­room for the third-an­nual Mil­wau­kee Fash­ion Week, a three-day sar­to­rial ex­trav­a­ganza com­plete with live mu­sic, in­dus­try min­gling and – of course – fash­ion shows.

We in­vited four of the de­sign­ers, all with lo­cal con­nec­tions, to share a sneak peek at the looks they’ll be send­ing down the run­way at this year’s event.

A long side slit lends this satin, sap­phire-toned gown by Mada­lyn Manzeck a touch of vin­tage glam­our, while the asym­met­ri­cal pleats are

very of the mo­ment.

Emily Ris­tow de­signs with flex­i­bil­ity in mind – the dou­ble-knit shift shown here is re­versible, while the jacket,

a French twill lined with ny­lon and fleece, fea­tures ad­justable draw­strings on the sleeves and hood. A mixed metal choker from the Third

Ward’s Stephanie Horne Bou­tique (stephaniehorne.

com) com­pletes the look.

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