Mark your calendars! Minnesota Fashion Maven Anna
11 April 2007 at the First Avenue Mainroom.
If you haven’t been to a Voltage show yet, you are missing out. Voltage: Fashion Amplified showcases local fashion designers, who have models parade their latest designs on a runway, while local bands perform on the stage behind them. A brilliant marriage of local music and local fashion. This is the kind of thing N.Y. and L.A. might take for granted, and the kind of thing that will help put Minneapolis on the culture map.
Here is the mission statement from their website http://www.voltagefashionamplified.com
Voltage: Fashion Amplified is the Midwest’s premier rock and fashion show. Through its annual events, Voltage seeks to foster collaboration, engender community and unite music and fashion while providing a national forum for local talent.
Full Disclosure – The power behind Voltage comes from my friend and former neighbor Anna Lee. One of the (many) goals of Voltage is to raise money and awareness for Springboard for the Arts’s “Artist’s Access to Healthcare” program.
According to Anna, Springboard is also helping to establish a new non-profit- MNfashion, a resource for the local fashion community.
If you know of any companies, organizations, or individuals that you think may be interested in sponsoring, send them a link to the site, or have them contact “sponsor at voltagefashionamplified.com”
Even if you can’t go or can’t donate, you should send Anna Lee an e-mail “ruby3annalee at mail.com” and tell her what a great job she is doing, supporting local music and fashion, and keeping Minneapolis from becoming a barren wasteland of culturelessness…