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ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2010

ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2010
ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2010
Photo: VimLab Productions

MNFashion Week is fast approaching and it's time to celebrate in style! Join 1200 of Minnesota's chicest for an evening of music, fashion and fun downtown Minneapolis at the Graves 601 for Envison: Artopia Spring 2010 benefiting the Young Survivor’s Coalition, a breast cancer research fund.

The bi-annual affair, presented by Ignite Models Inc, V2 Nightlife, FutureTime Productions and City Pages, will include two runway shows featuring the spring collections of several Twin Cities designers and boutiques including: Amanda Christine, Arwyn Birch, Bumbershute, Cliché, Drama, Jenny Carle, Ellsworth Menswear, Kjurek Couture, Local Motion, OPM Boutique, Peloria, Sarah M. Holm, Rose White, Russell Bourrienne and V-State; all styled by Alice Sydow of

A panel made up of Mary O’Regan, Style Editor at Metro Magazine; Allison Kaplan, Style Expert at the Pioneer Press; Jahna Peloquin, freelance fashion stylist and writer; Hollie Mae, fashion consultant and photo stylist; and Jen Boyles of the City Pages will select their favorite spring lines. The winning designers will receive a complimentary photo-shoot highlighting an upcoming collection courtesy of Ignite Models.

Premier Twin Cities DJ, DJ Real Talk Radio (Anthem Heart), will provide an eclectic mix of house, electro and rock music for the entire event, along with a performance by Dajae of Chicago.
Doors will open at 9:00, and the kick-off with an interactive hair show featuring stylists from Rocco Altobelli’s. Watch as they work their magic on the model’s hair to complete the vision of the designers.

Tickets are available at or at Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop. General admission is $25 in advance (until 4:30pm on April 10. 2010) or $30 at the door. Limited VIP seating is available for $50 through, and will feature an exclusive wine and small plates sampling starting at 8:00pm at the Graves 601.

After the shows are over, walk over to The Lounge where DJ Real Talk Radio will continue the festivities until 2:00 am.  A hand stamp from Envision will ensure complimentary entrance to the official after-party.