Crosswalk fashion show stops traffic…literally

Morgan Rogers

As Minnesota Fashion Week kicked off, three designers were traffic-stopping…literally. Cliche, a small store in uptown, hosted a fashion show on September 23 showcasing three up and coming designers whose models strutted the crosswalks of 24th Street and Lyndale Avenue.

The first designer featured was 22-year old Emily Bryngelson with Tender Cuts Clothing which started in the summer of 2009. Bryngleson creates eye-catching pieces that are still wearable for everyday apparel. Created for young women, Tender Cuts Clothing has a vintage and edgy feel, with pops of girly worked in.

Next in the show were the designs of Kathryn Sterner, designer of the collection Kathryn V. Sterner is inspired by the environment that people around her create. Teaching herself how to make clothes by hand when she was thirteen, Sterner continues to make each individual garment unique, so no one is exactly like another.

Kathryn V successfully creates a throwback fashion that is still relevant to today, and easily comparable to the styles of Urban Outfitters. By matching bold, solid colors with flower prints, Sterner creates what is thought to be masculine clothing, then adds a feminine twist.

Niki English’s self-titled line was the third, and final to show at the Crosswalk Fashion Show. English’s designs are more eccentric and perfect for someone looking to stand out in a crowd. She has created a variety of products ranging from leather goods to shiny gowns, but no matter the apparel one desires, it will be a brave fashion statement.