10 can’t-miss fall fashion events – Indianapolis Star
I think pumpkin ravioli is one of the best things ever invented, and I swoon over the smell of burning leaves. But the thing that really gets me excited for fall is fashion.
Every August I look forward to the night where I curl up with a glass of wine and the September magazines offering overpriced lipstick and clothing worn few places outside the glossy pages of the publications.
The reality is that much of what you’ll find on those pages isn’t realistic or affordable for the average woman in Central Indiana. Fortunately, there are plenty of local events where you can find inspiration and shop for fall styles.
So track down a pumpkin spice latte (can we get that iced?) and read on for the 10 local fashion events I’m most excited to attend this fall.
The In launch
There are more style websites out there than I know what to do with, but the soon-to-launch theinonline.com has piqued my interest. Advertised as a “daily personal stylist, with guest stylist spotlights and local Indianapolis businesses products,” The In will host a kickoff event at Hoosier Salon on Aug. 24.
7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24, The Hoosier Salon, 22 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, theinonline.com.
Profyle, a new high-end women’s boutique, opens Aug. 29 at Ironworks at Keystone. Most of the more than 45 brands the store carries are national and international lines exclusive to Indianapolis like Autumn Cashmere and Susana Monaco.
2727 E. 86th St., find them on Facebook: Profyle Boutique.
Indy Chamber HobNob
What does a political election showcase have to do with fashion, you ask? Everything, when Pattern gets involved. For this event, the fashion-organization-turned-magazine-turned-retail-venture will partner with Indy Chamber to highlight their cultural, entrepreneurial and economic development efforts by pairing candidates with local designers, stylists and artists in a fashion show at The Crane Bay.
4 p.m. VIP reception, 5 p.m. general admission, Sept. 4, $10 general admission, $50 VIP, 551 W. Merrill St., (317) 464-2222, indychamber.com.
Stepping out in Style
Community leaders, including the president and publisher of Star Media, Karen Crotchfelt, and Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group members, rock fall fashions from local boutiques at the 12th annual “Stepping Out in Style.” Back by popular demand, members of the Indianapolis Fire Department will escort the models down the catwalk.
5:30 p.m. Sept. 5, JW Marriott, 10 S. West St., $125, indydfs.org.
The Beauty Bash
Freshen up your look at The Beauty Bash, where guests will receive complimentary beauty products and services from brow shaping, mini manicures, chair massages, hair consultations and more, while also shopping for clothing and accessories from local vendors.
6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13, The Red Room, 6335 Guilford Ave., $10 advance general admission, (317) 257-1344, thebeautybash.com.
Project Pink Fashion Show
Remember that time you tried to make an oversized T-shirt into a tank top? This will be way better. The Beau Monde Madams fashion students from The Art Institute of Indianapolis will put your Pinterest project to shame with re-purposed fashions created with Race for the Cure apparel at the Project Pink Fashion Show, a fundraiser for Komen Central Indiana. Their designs will be judged by local celebrities and modeled by breast cancer survivors, local personalities and yours truly.
6 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, Sept. 18, Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St., $25 general admission, $75 VIP, (317) 638-2873, komenindy.org/project-pink.
Pattern Fall Issue launch
Rub elbows with local style scenesters at the launch of Pattern magazine’s fall issue at its new brick and mortar store on Massachusetts Avenue. You may also notice a familiar face in the issue.
7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Pattern store, 877 Massachusetts Ave., $10 in advance, $15 at the door, patternindy.com.
Pink Label Event
This high-end consignment sale offers three days of shopping gently worn women’s, children’s and men’s fashions and accessories, as well as merchandise from 10 local boutiques. Proceeds benefit The Caroline Symmes Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27, free admission, find The Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment page on Facebook.
“Stars of Pink” Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon Connection’s “Stars of Pink” fashion show, featuring 39 cancer survivors and members of their medical teams model fall fashions from The Secret Ingredient and J. Benzal. In honor of the 20 years, one model from each of the past 19 years will return to participate.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 Maryland St., tickets starting at $75, (317) 255-7465, www.pinkribbonconnection.org.
Fall 2015 Womenswear Pattern Trend Report with Fran Yoshioka
For the fashionista who likes to stay one step ahead, there’s Pattern’s annual Trend Report. Featuring trend expert Fran Yoshioka, the event will cover fashion and interior design trends for Fall 2015 with a focus on womenswear.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Pattern store, 877 Massachusetts Ave., $25 professional/ $5 students, patternindy.com.
Call Star reporter Leslie Bailey at (317) 444-6094 and follow her on Twitter: @Lesalina.