Fashionable Events: April and May
The following are a few fashion-focused events coming up in the next few months. Mark your calendars — these are the places to see and be seen!
Saturday, April 4
Cocktails and Crafts
Peruse a fabulous selection of goods from local Etsy artists.
Location: Upstairs at Genna’s Lounge
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Cost: Free (until you find something you’ve just got to buy!)
Saturday, April 18
Dane County Farmers’ Market
Our beloved weekly shopping gathering is back! After you pick up your foodie necessities, be sure to check out the craft booths … they’re some of the best places to find unique jewelry and accessories and unbeatable prices!
Location: Capitol Square
Time: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, April 23
Atticus Presents: The Cool Kids
Local design talent will showcase their goods in a fun, trunk show format. Don’t miss an opportunity to shop and mingle with designers at one of downtown Madison’s chic boutiques!
Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Contact: (608) 204-9001 or www.atticusshop.com
Saturday, April 25
Step Forward into Fashion
A social hour with a silent auction is followed by a luncheon and fashion show featuring local notables with styles from Chico’s and Jos. A. Bank, all to benefit the Wisconsin Dance Council.
Location: The Madison Club
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact: Mary Elliot, (608) 833-1215 or www.wisconsindancecouncil.org
Saturday, May 9
Flux: A Visual Progression of Design
The talented students of the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology showcase their latest designs during two large-scale, 600-seat runway shows and an impressive gallery display. Get your first glimpse of the up-and-coming designers in town!
Location: Monona Terrace
Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 and $25, respectively
Saturday, May 9
World Fair Trade Day
Pay a visit to fair trade boutique Fair Indigo where, for one day, 100% of your purchase will be donated to eduction: 1/2 to the local school of your choice, and 1/2 to Fair Indigo’s foundation, which helps with education initiatives in the communities where their goods are made.
Location: Hilldale, Madison
Time: Regular business hours
Cost: A little cash for a great cause
Tuesday, May 19-Saturday, May 23
Wisconsin Fashion Week
Fashion may have a presence in many cities around the nation, but if this series of events proves anything, it’s that fashion lives in Wisconsin, too. Enjoy a fabulous event lineup — details to come soon!
Contact: Check www.wisconsinfashionweek.com for the full list of events mid-April. In the meantime, be sure to become a WFW fan on facebook!